Most of us lead ordinary lives. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It is just a fact of life. Most of have a pattern to our lives which changes over time. My Mother refers to it as the “seasons of our lives.” Right now I feel that I’m between seasons…..
As with the “seasons of our lives,” we also have seasons in our training.
Right now I feel that I’m in between seasons……
I just came off the NJ Half. A race that I went in under trained for, but still finished well and with a solid time of 2:20:23. The race went well. For the most part, I felt good overall and it gave me hope that I will be ready to start Chicago Marathon training. I’m to the point where I need to start preparing for my training. First thing first is to put the actual date of the Marathon on my calendar. When people ask me when it is, I truly only knew that it was in October.
Date: October 8, 2017
152 days from today.
This means that training will start literally in a matter of weeks.
My mind is a flurry thinking about gearing up my training, getting handle on calcium (hypoparathyroidism), figuring out nutritional and supplements, and being a busy Mom of three.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy….
Honestly right now I’m plugging along with the calcium, but I often feel like I’m just treading water. There appears to be a fine line between keeping your head above water and letting yourself sink. It feels like a constant state of not being able to plant your feet. It is a strange feeling trying to keep your calcium high enough to not be too symptomatic but not so high as to cause other problems. Plus even with keeping my calcium high enough, it is still keeping it in the low range thereby figuring out how to deal with those symptoms. Those that have dealt with it for a while do say that you eventually get used to the “new normal.” I’m trying to believe them.
I’m looking forward to the day where I’ve figured it out a little (lot) better than I have right now. It’s just a constant guessing game. Plus I’ve come to the realization that what has changed most for me is that really overnight I started to feel my age if you will. Although I do think that even if I don’t look it being in such good shape has helped with some of the symptoms.
But I will work it out. I will get my head out of the sand. I will start training. Most of all, I will cross the finish line in Chicago.
I’m trying to find the excitement. It sounds bad, but I’m not excited about running. I’m not happy about running it. I’m not unhappy or unexcited either. I’m just blah. It’s not that I don’t want to run it. It’s just right now I’m not feeling it. But I’m not feeling a lot of things right now, so I’ll just go through the motions.
One day at a time.
One step at a time.
Every runner no matter what their health knows that nutrition plays a key role in not just their training but their general well being. That is where I plan to start.
Off to make an appointment with nutritionist.