Members of Team SJS just minutes before the start of the 2010 Fox Cities Half Marathon!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Time to get moving...again!

Hey Everybody!!

I hope everyone is doing well!! I have taken some time off from running and have somehow started to refocus my energy!! I ran this morning on the treadmill and I can see the amazing difference it makes in my mood! I feel really good today!

So, I have pulled out my old food journal/exercise schedule. I picked out a bunch of runs, duathlons and triathlons I would like to train for next season. It's giving me something to tunnel my workouts towards and I am getting excited about it. I start a spin class on Monday morning, at 5 am I must add, and other than the fact that it will be dark when I start and probably when I finish, I am really looking forward to it. I used to spin quite a bit before I got sick, but it's been a really long time coming! I know it's going to kick my butt, but I need it!! Training so much for the half marathon has left my body weak in other areas, so I'm hoping to change that.

It feels so good to have my focus back! I know I will have good days and bad days, but having a direction in which to move forward makes all of the difference in the world!! It's as though I have been able to pull the dark veil off of my face to the see the sun again after the half marathon excitement had ended. I don't think I was prepared for the feelings of emptiness and loneliness after everyone had gone home and the dust had finally settled. But now, I am pushing forward to next season, to a healthy life, and to reclaiming the strength my body once had. I have a long way to go, but that's ok. I'm ready to tackle it and to continue bringing awareness to SJS. Because ultimately, that's what all of this is about. To recover, to live a new life and to help other people avoid going through this too. Yeah, that's a good life!

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