It has been awhile since I have written a post, and honestly, I don’t have much to say-which is a good thing. I am gradually getting back to a new normal. Instead of forcing my body and mind into a structure which was making me feel stressed and tired, I have decided to go with what works for me for now. What works for me right now is dialing back a bit on my scheduled training sessions in order to give myself more recovery time, and choosing to dial back on my running if my body does not feel good enough to run. This is huge for me, but letting go of my rigid self imposed rules has made me a happier person, for the most part. Being happier with life outside of work, means being better able to handle stress at work and in life in general.
As my husband continues to heal, the stress and worry of being a caregiver is slowly diminishing. Giving myself a workout schedule and permission to ease off a bit entering a non training season means I can focus on paying attention to how my body moves, and how to move more correctly. Paying attention to the little things means when I am ready to start training seriously again I will not have to worry about whether or not I am doing things correctly.
I am grateful to be working with a coach and trainer who is committed to learning and growing as a professional as well. As I continue my journey toward peace and strength I appreciate someone who can offer sound advice, feedback and encouragement; someone who is consistent in his philosophy and beliefs about helping people move better to live a better life.