I'm feeling incredibly repetitive these days:
* did the assigned workouts... or
* melted down and didn't do them
* Staying on nutritional track... or
* melted down and succumbed to extra eating.
Right now, I'm feeling the victory of having done the last 8 workouts, leading up to tomorrow as a rest day. But *yawn* been there, done that, and further details don't add a lot.
I'm feeling sore. Looking forward to when I can get that massaged scheduled. Hopefully the rest day will also perk me up!
Weather was sunny today and I opted to do my "form run" outdoors. I'm ready for it to be Spring, already... but clearly Spark friends in SOME parts of the continent are not enjoying even the sunshine as they get hammered with the remnants of Winter storms. It was 42 F, Sunny, and not much wind at 3:30 when I headed out. And I was not alone... lots of dog walkers and at least one other jogger.
Spring and the weather fronts bring another wrinkle to my life: sinus headaches. Between the tree pollen and the passing fronts, and the muscle soreness, and the "a" word (arthritis mentioned once by the doc about one of my knees)... well, I just sound like another old person talking about her aches and pains.
Despite being bored with the repetition in things to write about... life is good. I was reading some really great news from a niece in Salt Lake City on Facebook, and the thought popped into my head: I could actually go VISIT her and her store and her family... because... duh! I'm retired, already! All I have to do is plan for it!
So I guess the transition to retirement mind-set is setting in. I'm starting to consider so many possibilities BEYOND the training and events. A big one is the possibility of inviting a canine companion into my home again... but that's at least a year out. Travel potentials would contra-indicate adding a canine! But every time I see the humane society bring dogs on the news shows... and when I start to reminisce about my Diamond girl...
Any such addition would require 1) getting the fence fixed, and 2) approval / acceptance at least from Prisoner and Rubia... they got here since Diamond's passing!
So, just some rambling thoughts. And hoping things are well with my Spark buds... reminding all of us that the most important decision is not the ones you already made, but the next one, the one you are about to make!