Run #43: I Really Am Still Alive

2015-02-28 09.34.31Well it’s almost been 2 weeks since my last post. I know you’re probably thinking, “Well, here it is. It’s the inevitable, she’s given up.” Quite the contrary. Although I’m definitely not hitting the treadmill as hard as I was back in January, I’m still getting in a couple workouts during the week. In fact, I met my second milestone two weeks ago, finally surpassing the 60 mile mark. I celebrated it with a trip to the Pandora store and the purchase of my 2nd charm (which I will be writing about in an upcoming post).

So what else have I been up to?

I’ve been exploring meditating. In fact, I’m beginning to incorporate it into my daily life, not just at home but at work too. When the weather is nice (which lately has been rare), I will grab my phone and steal away for a few minutes to somewhere in the neighborhood that’s remote.

This is one of my favorite spots. Its not hard to get to, but its tucked away.
This is one of my favorite spots. Its not hard to get to, but its tucked away.

I’ll sit quietly with my eyes closed for anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes and I’ll just… breathe. The great thing about where I work is there are a lot of places within walking distance that allow you to hide and be alone or anonymous for a few minutes. With my growing project list right now, I think this is the only thing that’s holding my sanity together.

My ex is also back in my life. I’m still trying to navigate that land mine, which my therapist is also helping me through. I had a session with her last week and I said I want to tell him he needs to quit drinking, that his alcoholism will be the deal breaker. And although that conversation with him did occur, it’s still an unfinished chapter in my life.

And I think that’s what I want this blog to be about–not just the healthier body, but also the healthier mind and spirit, all of which I’m working on simultaneously.

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