Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Getting My Game On... Again.

I know I haven't posted in a while.  It seems when life has you down, some times it likes to kick you, repeatedly, for good measure.

If it isn't one thing it is another and sometimes, Ben and I feel like we barely have our heads above water... I told him we needed to invest in a snorkel.... soon!

Most of the challenges we are facing these days are things that are completely out of my control.  The only choices I have to make is how I am going to face them... with class or with a tantrum.  I usually end up doing a little of one and a lot of the other -- not telling which is which.

One thing that has been driving me crazy is the weather and my asthma.

I hated not being able to run this winter. Every time I tried, I would have serious asthma issues that would last a couple weeks. I started to get depressed and anxious... and my heart would sink a little more every time I thought about how hard I worked to run that half marathon and how now for sure I am losing those skills and that speed. It was devastating to me!

 Then Ben got me that treadmill. I know he got a ton of slack for it from his buddies (Soldiers seem to have some serious beef about treadmills... I don't know why. I figure anything that gets you active and working out is good right?), but he stands up for me and my outdoor issue AND never fails to mention all the amazing perks it has. 

So, a couple weeks ago, I got on it for the first time and I was so pumped to get going!  I thought, heck, let's do a quick easy 3 miles.

Wrongo Bongo.  My body was SO not going for that!  I ended up walking most of it and when I got off I cried like a big baby.  How could I have let myself get so far behind!  Well, I knew why... and I had little choice.  I had been doing other exercises... but if you don't run, you lose the speed and the time... the only thing that helps my running, is running.  Period.

But I am stubborn.  I have serious attitude and I was NOT going to let this stop me for getting myself back to where I was and then farther than that!

So I started running the next day...  and the next.  I would walk if I had to, and then run some more.

Last weekend, I wasn't feeling too hot.  I decided to pump out 4 miles.  I died... almost.  It was embarrassing!

Then some crap hit the fan today, and I was angry.  I was stomping around the house with serious bad attitude.  Ben told me to go for a run.  Which made me even more mad... but I took his advice and faced the treadmill.

"Okay, Mr. Treadmill.  Just thought I would warn you, that today is MY day and I am going to kick your trash!  So bring it on!"

I should have known that running angry really is the best thing for my speed and time.

I rocked it!

That easy 4 that wasn't so easy 4 days ago, just got owned! BOOYAH!

By 30 minutes!!

Oh, yeah.

This runner girl is BACK!!

And those silly little trials we are dealing with??  Well, I feel great now, and I can face them head on!

Here's to the rest of the week!

-Cat

3 comments:

Kayli Sue said...

I am in the same boat! I need to get back on the exercising band wagon. Are you going to be doing the Summer fitness challenge this year?

Fe Adamsonn said...

Yes, I love to exercise as well. Exercising makes me relax and get over with stress.

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Brianna Koch said...

Oh that is great you got it done. I use to be a runner(kind of ), now I am 80+ lbs overweight & I am hoping to get back into running again. I found you on Military site & would love it if you could check my blog and follow if you like it. :) Im going to check your facebook out now. Thanks!
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