This is the Year of Changes for me!

I’ve blogged a bit about the personal changes, but a refresher.  In the next 5 months: Carter will graduate from high school; I’m going to get married to Scott (yeah!); Carter will start his first year of college; Meg will start her second hear of college; I’ll move out of the home the kids and I have had for the last 5 years and in to our new home with Scott; I’ll be a step mom to Bennett and William; Bennett and William will be starting high school and middle school.

Any one of these personal changes would be enough on it’s own.  Combine them all and it’s A LOT of change.

I’m Type A.  Which technically means I’m “more competitive, outgoing, ambitious, impatient and/or aggressive.” (thank you wikipedia).  As opposed to Type B, which is more relaxed.  For me, the last year, Type A could pretty much be summed up as Type Anxiety, as I have struggled to deal with Meg leaving for college and all of the anticipated changes that will be coming for me this year.

What does this have to do with running? With these personal changes, I’m working on a lot of running/fitness/health related changes as well, because I am looking for non-medical ways to help reduce my anxiety. The health related changes that are in the works:

  • Mindful Meditation. I started meditating in early January. And it has been surprisingly helpful.  It has helped calm my mind. It relaxes me. It gives me more me time. It gives me perspective. I’ll do a separate post on it soon.
  • Reducing refined sugar.  Yes, you read that right.  Me, the Dessert Queen, has reduced refined sugar from her diet. I started with a mini two week detox. And felt FABULOUS.  But after the two weeks I went back to eating sugar like crazy. And felt like crap. So I started a “no refined sugar detox” again. This time for 7 weeks. I’m 4 weeks in. And feel FABULOUS again. I’ll also blog more about this soon.
  • Marathon training. Marathon training kicks off May 8th.  Unlike previous marathon training sessions, I’m being more intentional about the “pre-marathon” training phase.  I’m doing A LOT of core, strength, base building and biking.

I’m excited about all the changes and hopeful that the health changes that I’m also making will help me fully enjoy and appreciate all that is happening in my life this year!

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