At A Crossroads

Friday, December 28, 2012

A lot has been going on inside of the last 30+ days. Between losing my job (and trying to find a new one), unexpected other loss, having to commute to a job again....the stars are not in alignment. Further, I really do not know what I want to do regarding fitness. I wake each morning with my caloric range in my head, and I am making good choices based on what I know. I respect the range and I am grateful for that. I am not motivated to sign up for a specific race, and right now I feel like the race fees are out of control. I want to really have that passion for a particular race if I am going to invest in it. Right now, it just isn't there. The sprint races would cost a lot, and so I am not motivated to register for those either. Without something to strive for, I feel like I'm stuck in peanut butter. Do I go and do that same old thing and wait for something to catch my eye? I just don't know. I thought about swimming get better with that for a while and then think on what is next. I know I need to do something. emoticon
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    You sound pretty conflicted. I say wait until your heart tells you something is right. When I'm confused I make bad decisions.
    753 days ago
    What about virtual racing? I know there is a team on there somewhere that does that. I mean... it could be motivating enough and its definitely free-LOL. Or look out for very low key races - trail races are usually cheaper too ( even though on the East Coast, things are always just a tad more expensive from limited experience)

    I love spinning - it's great cross training.
    Another cheap option is a mini Indoor Tri--- or joining the Tri club or local cycling club. The memberships are super cheap and you can get all the workouts in - who says you have to race- and maybe that one race will catch your eye and you'll save up for it by putting away a little each week.... or asking for it as your birthday gift?

    Then there are always workout DVD's, all kinds of free Crossfit workouts on the internet that you can do at your own convenience, along with challenging TM workouts for pace/time or I think NerdFitness has a ton of free workouts too, which keep you motivated.

    I'd go surf the net until you find something that's both free or really inexpensive and makes you WANT to do it! For real though.. the options are almost unlimited!

    1936 days ago
    Lots of my friends are doing virtual races. They sign up, run the race distance then get a race tee shirt and medal via mail. The cost is much smaller but they stay motivated and cheer each other on virtually.
    1937 days ago
    Perhaps you can trade volunteering for race entries
    1937 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    I hope You and the Family had a Very Merry Christmas. Jesus Is The Reason For The Season. May You Have a Happy Year. And Have a Good Healthy, Happy, and Peaceful 2013. Take your time and try different idea and things out. You will find something that You will want to do and try. God Bless You and Family. Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care.
    1942 days ago
    Understandable to not want to fork over higher fees (donations) for things you're not 100% behind. I hope you find that something that Sparks you, giving you something to push toward.
    1942 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    Julie- hope you and the family had a nice Christmas. I'm doing a lot of pondering also. I like what you said about waiting till something really grabs you, or jumps out. That's what I think about a lot of things lately. Sorry you have to drive so far for work. Hope next year brings you lots of good things, you sure deserve it! Hope to see you at the campfire. Hugs!
    1943 days ago
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