Turns out the world did not end this weekend, work is starting to temporarily slow, I'm training (not less, but differently)...and I'm back on the laptop staring at the blogger screen.
Things are moving in my world. Change is in the air. It's about to get interesting. Trust me.
In the meantime, my doggies are back in the little pink house with me...and somehow that makes things more right in the world. I missed them. That's an understatement. I hadn't seen them in a year because they were in the custody of their dad, and getting them back was pretty amazing. They didn't forget me, which was my absolute worst fear. In fact, within minutes they navigated the house and rekindled their love-hate with the cats as if they were never not here.
And Annie follows me around as if she has never spent a day away from the backs of my legs.
It's so fascinating how that works.
A few more updates...
This weekend instead of running the full marathon in Madison, I'm running the half. I have learned 2 things from this journey:
1) Training for a spring marathon when you live in the Midwest is HARD. Really hard. And really COLD. All the time. COLD.
2) Training for a marathon when you travel for work 2 out of every 4 weeks a month is HARD. Really hard. There.is.never.enough.time.
Yes, I am disappointed that I did not punch through the wall and get to this week in taper mode, but I am also certain that I will come back to fight another day. Perhaps this fall.
So I'm towing the line for the 13.1 this Sunday. Not my first, surely not my last...and I'm looking forward to it.
I missed hot yoga over the course of my recent work traveling and tonight I went back. It was MARVELOUS. That sense of calm - well, if you know me in a face-to-face, real live breathing person sort of way - you probably wouldn't recognize me after a hot yoga session. I believe I actually walk and gesture like a graceful swan. Charitable and overflowing with love and generosity for every single living thing on earth.
Now in general, I would argue I am a pretty nice person. I can be passionate, excitable, loud, opinionated, sometimes impatient, and emotional. After yoga - I am frickin' belle of the ball - all manners and smooth and flowy.
I attempted and really liked Pilates. My friend Carolyn teaches out of her home and it was super cool. First, she is brilliant. She knows how to work those machines and she has a brain full of about a thousand exercises I think. She taught me a few, commented on my already-aware lack of flexibility, and offered to teach me despite of it. I am so excited. This last 6 months has been eye-opening. TRX (remember WTF), Yoga, and Pilates.
What's next? Buckle up.
That's a decent update for tonight. I have a lot more to share...one step at a time.