Today is was one of those days where I just need a boost, of what I am not sure. I started my day off with a 60 min. cardio workout mixing it up between cycling and elliptical followed by some bicep and shoulder workout. I tried working out my tries and back, but my ab muscle is still apparently sore so I held off. It could be another two weeks or so before it is healed. Craig and I ran some errands today, and I was just grumpy. I think what set me off is seeing a bunch of runners along the side of the road. My foot has not gotten any better, not any worse though either. I still have a nagging pain around the side of my achilles. I know I really need to just go in and get it xrayed to find out exactly what it is. I have done everything from heel raises, calf stretching, icing, etc. and heck I have stayed away from running for over a month now. Yes, I still do the elliptical and cycle, but only at most three days a week, otherwise I have been in the pool. It is just so hard for me to deal with. I want to be out there with the rest of the crowd, enjoying the awesome fall weather and running races...weather it be as simple as a 5k.
So after my grumpy mood I came across the ever so famous Pinerest website and was hooked. Heck, I should be grading papers but instead for the last hour I have been looking at motivational posters and educational activities to do with my kids, the dang website got me hooked. It is amazing though how much a simple quote can really up your spirit. I know what I need to focus on right now is what I can do and give my body the time it needs to heal. I need to do what I can, with what I have, where I am. So I can't run right now, I am thinking I should lessen the cardio and focus more on weight lifting once my side oblique starts to heal up a little more.
In all reality, I think I am just in a HUGE transition part of my life right now. I am at the age where I am ready to start having a family. Craig and I both agree our college days are done with, and nights staying up until 1 am are too much for us anymore. I have all the reasons in the world to be happy, heck I am getting married to the most wonderful man in a little over 4 months, from there we will purchase a house and start our lives. It always seems as if I am always living for what is to come and not taking in things at the moment. Always looking towards tomorrow, but never taking granted of today and what I have right now.
I may not be 100% to give it my all with my workouts, but I should be happy for what I can do and enjoy it for the time being and realize that over time my body will heal and I will get stronger and better!