So, a lot has happened since the last time I really updated.
I have really taken a step back from life and tried to find out what makes me happy. I quit all the big gyms and Crossfit classes I had been attending and I picked up a full-time membership to a yoga studio. I realized when I came home every night from Crossfit I just was not as happy as I could be. I was putting stress on my mind and on my body.Relating to a past post, I was focusing on past events and reasons why I wanted to feel strong. The need to feel strong wasn’t something I was doing for myself. I wanted to feel like I could take on the world, and that’s not something that I can do on my own. I wanted to feel like I could protect myself, but the thoughts motivating this were crowding my mind. I needed something to help me focus on healing. I thought about it. I did my research on yoga as a sole source of exercise, and I decided that I would do it. At first, I was planning to dedicate the entire year to just yoga. But then I felt like something was missing. I had this healing activity that was also a great source of fitness, but I still needing a truly freeing activity that I could do on my own, away from a room of other people. Running, at its best, is something where I can put on some music and just go. I don’t have to take people with me. I don’t have to follow anyone’s plan. I just can go out and run.
Last week I registered for a Half Marathon, which means I am going to start running again. This is fitting, seeing as finding my way back to running was really the true goal of this year. I am planning on running the Star Wars – Dark Side Half Marathon at Disney in April. I have a good six months to train, and I am really looking forward to it.
Since my last update, I have also started a new job teaching Second Grade, and I’m really enjoying it. It has its difficult days, like any job. But the rewarding days are so rewarding. I can feel like I am making a difference in these kids’ lives because I truly am.
Other than that, I’m still quite boring.