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Before, After and some Bits in Between

Karma continued…. 09/21/2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well; it’s certainly been a while since I’ve written.

 

Today has been about second chances. Second’s are kind of wonderful aren’t they? The first time around is to check things out, see what you like, figure it all out and then you know.

The second time around hopefully you’ve learnt enough to have all the answers. You only choose the REALLY great dishes…. the crème de la crème as they say.

Here’s my thing: I have a new agent to sell my house (second one)… I have a new offer on my house (second one)…. I have a home visit because I’m trying to adopt a dog (second try). Also… the people who have made the offer on the house… it’s their second time looking at it and being interested…. and the woman making the home visit… it’s the second time I’ll be dealing with her. AND….. tomorrow is the 22nd!!!!

….Oh…. and tonight I had two beers 😉

SO…. the second time around, Karma is making sense to me. I understand why it’s all happening this way and here’s what I’ve concluded:

In life….. lose everything once. I mean all of it. house, money, job, material things, money….. everything.

This is what I’m doing and I am at peace with it. I know I will bounce back and be stronger. I know this has to happen now. Sometimes you have to take a step back in order to take a LEAP forward. Then you can begin… a second time.

Cheers…. and cheers (second chances; give it a thought)

 

today is brought to you by the number….. 215 08/11/2011

Why 215 do you ask?

That is approximately the amount of kilometers I ran in the month of July. It is actually more than that because I wasn’t being very consistent about writing it all down.

I just thought it would be fun to add it up and now I’m totally in awe of my own number!

How many steps do you think that might be?

 

 

 

 

My race in Quebec City is about 2 weeks away and I’m starting to think of how much I’ve put myself (and my feet) through over the last couple of months. All the tempo runs, steady runs… Oh gawd the LOOOOONG runs! At this point in time I have to say that although I’d love a PR at this race it really is okay if that doesn’t happen. I’ve hit other PR’s and am so proud of what I’m accomplishing. I didn’t really realize it all until today.

Cheers to many more miles to come!!!

 

 

Karma 08/10/2011

I like the word but it is kind of a strange one.

A little magical sounding… like if the world does revolve around karma then things could get really exciting at any moment! In an earlier post (Shake it up) I talked about the house I have for sale and how much I would really love to sell it; well…. I have an offer!!! I turned 30 on July 17th and dreamt of the most amazing gift… the sale of my house.

By the 19th I had a offer. Now, I’m not holding my breath because it’s pending the sale of their house. So then I started to think that karma is starting to kick in!

I haven’t lost all hope but today I received an email from my agent saying my neighbors are telling potential buyers I got a $12,000 reduction because of an asbestos problem. This isn’t the reality AT ALL of what happened in the closing of the sale when I bought the house but I can see how it might affect buyers. They will want a price reduction too.

So….. karma…. what have I done to upset you??

Do you believe in karma?

 

We judge ourselves…. 07/25/2011

…by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

On July 17th I turned 30.

Nothing feels any different except for the fact that I’m not waiting on any epic and life-changing birthdays any time soon. Life goes on and that day gets further and further behind you.

When someone turns 30 are they expecting something to happen? Should something happen? Is there a line drawn somewhere that indicates where you should be in your life?

In my 30 years here on earth I’ve achieved and accomplished quite a lot. I have a great job, I have a house, car… I am extremely healthy, I run marathon’s, I have wonderful boyfriend that loves me and takes care of me…who I love and take care of as well.

…..but; I currently live at my mother’s house because of where my job is in relation to my house… and the fact that I can’t sell the house.

Does that mean that I failed the test and I’m below that line?  Do any of the other things I’ve accomplished mean anything towards being above the line?

I’m hard on myself…. I am REALLY hard on myself. Sometimes I forget about all the things I’ve done in my life and only focus on what is right in front of my face.  I love my mother and I don’t know where I’d be at this moment without her help… however this is not exactly where I thought I’d be at thirty.

On the other hand… Travelling the world with Scouts Canada… fundraising in order help build homes and bathrooms in third world countries…. seeing children there smile; that is no small accomplishment. My point here is not to toot my own horn… it’s to remind everyone (myself included) that the people around you are seeing the whole picture. They are not judging solely on where you are today but also on where you’ve come from. I’m talking about the people around you that know you and love you for who you are and what you went through to become that person.

Stand up, Smile, Be Strong.  Breathe…..

Remember that it is not who you are that holds you back; it’s who you think you are.

El Salvador..... feels peaceful

 

Kickin my butt 06/29/2011

Training so far has proven motivational and a huge help to get me going.

The count down to the Quebec City Race is on and I need to see some very big improvements. I’m not a naturally fast runner so I know that I’m going to really have to focus; more than that I’m going to have to want this really bad!

Hills are kickin my butt! I did a 10km run on the treadmill all at an elevation between 1% and 3% and I really felt it. At the 8 km mark I was at 51minutes. That’s 6 minutes slower than my previous 8km run that was outside and relatively flat!

The good news…. I’m doing hill runs! As something I’m not good at I always would avoid this.. so I wouldnt get any better of course!

Tonight; weights.. and really looking forward to it!

 

What drive’s me to run

Filed under: Crosstraining & Workouts,Inspiration,Running — whatdoiluv @ 10:07

There are all sorts of reason’s why people run…..

When I started running it was mainly because I had quit smoking and needed to fill time. But it’s also because I wanted to feel healthy again. I’ve always loved sports and exercise.

Yesterday I ran 8km and it was absolutely glorious. It took 45 minutes and started off as a kind of angry run; I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with my living situation and the fact that my house just isn’t selling.

So I set out on my regular route and just simply ran.  I didn’t think about fast or slow… I didn’t really think about anything at all. That’s what running is all about (to me)

 

Morning Inspiration 05/28/2011

Filed under: Inspiration,Running — whatdoiluv @ 10:36
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I run, because I can.

I run because I have two legs that work, that can carry me anywhere I choose to go.

I run to escape and to remember. I run for people suffering from disease and I run for those I love today. I especially run for those who have fought and passed with grace.

….I run because when I do I feel every part of me being used, because when I do I feel alive.