Monday, January 19, 2009

Moving forward.....

There is a lot to be said about moving forward. So many of us seem to stand still in life and we fail to see the beauty of moving forward. I guess that is one of the issues I came to terms with regarding my separation. For so long, I thought I was doing the right thing by standing still. Then I realized that moving forward is not a failure on my part. It is an imperative step to living life.

Moving forward can apply in so many areas of our lives. Take running, for instance. Last year, I got stuck in a rut of running the same distances day in and day out. I finally realized that if I didn't move forward in my training, I would never..... well....... move forward. We are doing a good thing with our bodies by running everyday. But we are NOT doing a good thing in our training if we are not pushing ourselves further and moving forward from where we are right now. Because running 3 or 4 miles everyday is basically standing still.

So we should all get out there and move forward......emotionally and physically. Happy training everyone!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Year.... New everything....

Well, I finally did it!  I put on my Nike's and bundled up for my first run of the year, and my first run since the beginning of December.  Wow!  I can't believe it has been that long.  But I felt really good considering.  I have a lot of races that I already want to sign up for this year, but I am going to be smart about getting back on track.

This year will be an interesting one for me.  I have been with my husband for over 12 years and we have been married for 6 years.  We have two beautiful three year old boys.  But now, things are about to get interesting.  Over the past year, we have realized that we are much better as friends.  Therefore, we came to the decision that we should separate.  I have gradually started telling family and friends and their reaction is, of course, shock.

So, here it is, a new year, and I'm looking toward the future with so many questions.  I wonder how my children will fare during this transitional phase.  I wonder how well my friendship with my soon-to-be ex-husband will hold up during this process.  I wonder what the future has in store for both of us.  I'm anxious about being a single mom, but I am excited at the same time.  I also hope for everything wonderful for him as well.

So as I look out into the bright blue yonder, I ponder my new life ahead of me.  I know that I will be stronger, physically and emotionally.  

Happy training everyone!