Sunday, November 11, 2012
A Different Perspective
Volunteering in these races is not only a way to give back to the sport but also a way to learn from it. I learned a ton in the changing tent in Florida that I plan to incorporate into my own racing. This weekend the things I have been taught by my Coach were reinforced by the racers.
Moral of the story? Volunteer! And when you do...take time to observe those around you and be willing to learn from them.
It feels good to feel alive again. To feel sore. To gasp for air because I'm running hard, not because life is drowning me. This was my first week back on a training program in a very long time and it felt good. I've been able to keep a good balance of family and work and still get my workouts done. I am easing back into a routine as it has been so long I think my body would rebel if it came at me too fast and hard.
In my free time I've spent quality time with the kids, cleaned the house, and even made some meals. When I do train it feels good, even the soreness after. I'm having fun with exercise again and am enjoying the companionship of my peers when they are included in my program.
I cleaned out my closet today and boxed up my skinny clothes for the spring. I am eager to watch my body transform back into what I remember it being.
Thank you to all who have patiently stayed by my side this past year. I am so happy to be back amongst the living.