So over the holidays I decided that I seriously needed to keep moving this year. Not just for my physical health, but for my mental health. I sat and muddled about a fall half marathon. I wanted something close to home (because I am without my own vehicle, and would need to acquire one for long distance travel) and fun.
I ended up choosing the Half at Maritime Race Weekend.
I did the Tartan Twosome there last year (5ks) and really enjoyed the atmosphere and all the goodies offered post race. Also, the views in Eastern Passage are amazing!
Also, I purchased a Believe Journal over the holidays. SUPER EXCITED.
I am ramping up to start training for the BlueNose Half Marathon shortly and have been writing in my journal daily. I should be receiving my plan soon and am looking forward to getting back on the training train 😉
You said Brain Melts?
Oh yes, brain melts.
Once I had registered and started to plan out my races, I had a brain melt.
What had I done?!?!?
I am usually a one big race and then all the smaller distances to keep me moving.
I did not get the kms in that I wanted my first week and by the weekend, it caught up with me: work, life, running, KERSMASH.
I had an anxiety moment. A brain melting, bugs crawling on my skin, flight (not fight), moment.
I’m good now, but it was yuck.
And now, let’s talk about the FitBit.
I Thought You Divorced Your FitBit?
We recently made up, for now. I put my step goal down to 8,000 and joined a challenge.
Results from first full week: I can’t do challenges. It still ramps up my brain and makes me super anxious.
But I decided to still wear it. If anything I can see my sleep patterns and make sure I do get up and move around (she says as she sits and types, lol).
It gives me some motivation to be active, and see lovely sights such as this on my lunch hour:
That is what’s been happening here in the land of Amy so far in 2017. Come back around soon, as we get ready to document the Odyssey that is my life and how I am going to manage 2 Half Marathons and my brain!