Recovery Update and MAKING IT HAPPEN
Well, we are getting back to at least a solid one a week posting schedule, folks.
Things have been a little hairy with my work and racing schedule combined with accident rehab, but I am standing on both feet and am making great strides forward.
Last weekend, I was racing the Ragnar Adirondacks 200 miler with these beautiful people as a relay team.
I will have a full recap up shortly, but it was a wonderful weekend with some incredible memories.
My running performance has certainly been affected by the accident. I noticed my legs were tired much faster than they normally are and my bruises became a lot larger over the course of the race. I did about 50 KM or so and it started hurting around 30 KM which is unusual for me.
I am doing my best to rest whenever possible and taking care of myself. I am racing Wilderness Traverse this weekend which means another weekend missing an entire night of sleep, another frantic week at work of getting caught up and then getting ready to go again and then pushing myself to the limit physically, but it is the last weekend like this for the year, so the finish line is in sight.
I am hoping that after this, life will balance a little and I can get settled back into a regular rhythm which includes posting because I have a lot of exciting new projects coming up!
One thing that this whole accident has taught me is how quickly it is to get completely derailed from a fitness routine. I was executing perfect training weeks before the accident and since then, my coach has not given me a single workout. I am just recovering and racing. The most dangerous thing you can do is get out routine because it is so much harder to get back.
That is why it is important to have the attitude that you are going to MAKE IT HAPPEN. For me, although I will never be a professional athlete, I approach training like another job. It is non-negotiable and a vital part of my life. Going to the gym, running and eating well are such an important part of living healthier, happier lives. Goodlife Fitness is doing an awesome campaign right now to show you all the ways that you can get out of that rut and make it happen and are giving away a free 3 days pass. Check it out here.
That is it for me this week. I am headed to Muskoka on Friday and once I have recovered from crushing the wilderness, I will be back with a Ragnar update.
What do you do to make sure you stay on track?