This week I'm starting over. For the past 6 months I feel as if I've gone from illness to injury over and over again. I need a fresh start without acting like I'm making up for lost time. I need to approach running and the whole fitness thing as if it's new. I feel like I get started again then I get sick, or injured, or both. I don't know the body I have right now and how it will react to what ever I'm doing. I started swimming two weeks ago then I got sick, which wiped me out last week. All I want is to be healthy. Last year was so promising and I was beginning to make progress again. This year is half way through and I feel as if it's been full of setbacks. It's time for some good karma and maybe a more conservative approach to my training. I don't think the "full speed ahead" approach is working for me. I know I can't dwell over how the past 6 months have been, PRs in sight (again) only to vanish between illness and injury.
FROM HERE ON OUT THERE WILL BE NO MORE INJURIES OR ILLNESSES THAT IMPEDES MY PROGRESS!
- I will rebuild.
- I will meet my goals.
- I will see some PRs.
- I will persevere.
Unfinished business / randomness...
About a month ago The Black Knight had a random drawing for a Race for the Cure t-shirt from Italy. Lo and behold, I won!
This T shirt is incredibly soft and I've been wearing it as a night shirt. I kept meaning to get a photo* of it ever since it arrived. Grazie molto, Cavaliere Nero!!
We received my daughter's graduation photos, finally!
Renee Alexandra Morton - June 3, 2010 - Associates of Arts - Dance, Certificates in Dance and Education **
Our senior citizen kitty, Cruiser, has to be about 18 years old, which makes him something like a hundred years old by cat standards. He's slow. He can't jump fences or stalk birds outside, but his head is all there, still seeks attention, and can meow louder than any other cat I've known. He's a little scruffy looking due to his advanced age, but I captured a photo this morning that makes him look like the kitten he once was:
"Meeeeeoooooow! " translates to "Let me in!"
In World Cup Soccer today, Brazil shut out Chile, 3 to 0. Since the USA is out, I'm now completely behind Brazil, but I am out-numbered since 4 of the 5 people living in my house are part Brazilian. Do I have a choice? Yes, I suppose I could be a rebel and root for Germany or Spain since I have descendants from both of those countries, but it wouldn't be pretty. I'll root for Brazil and keep the peace.
Photo - Soccerfanhouse.com /Associated Press
That's Not Me - The Beach Boys
*Photo credit to my almost 7 year old grandson, Evan.
** How often do you use your kid's full name?