This past month has been one of the most, insanely crazy months ever. Big changes, big moves, Boston, visiting friends, adjusting to being independent again, and actually training again(yes, already).
I've got to pat myself on the back for coming out on top, because when I thought I would be sitting on my butt I am actually moving like a freight train towards more and more better days.
This adjustment period has actually gone pretty well. After Boston I went to New Jersey for the weekend with Heather to see Hollie. I wore running clothes (shocker), but also made an appearance in real girl clothes. It was a darn good girls weekend, and I even got to meet Danielle & Ashley in real life-- they're as awesome as they seem, in case you were wondering.
|Weekend in Jersey with the girls(how was this already a week and a half ago?)|
Hollie, Heather & Myself
I'm certainly keeping myself busy these days. I actually picked up a second job that I started last week. The extra money is always a good thing, but it also keeps me busy outside of my day job and training which is important. The last 9 months of one job was nice, but I've never been one to be afraid of working more and being able to support myself. This will create some need for early morning workouts some days (on the days I work both jobs), but in the end will be a good thing.
Overall life is pretty darn good. I'm enjoying my new place, excited for a new training cycle, working hard and learning that it's ok to be 'me' again. Sure there are 'adjustments' to be made (read: I have to learn to kill spiders instead of screaming for someone else to do it), but each day things become a little more normal...the 'new normal'. I'm lucky to have some great people in my life, giving me support and also things to look forward to :) Settling into everything is important but I am also excited to see what can happen over the next year, who knows where the wind will blow after that.
The new normal is really just being selfish and doing things for me. Something to be said about making time for yourself and going after what you want/need. I've spent more time with my friends and family in the last few weeks than I probably have in the last year combined. I've also had a LOT of time alone to think, and also making a list of non-negotiable things in my head for future reference. Silver lining: learning what you need and don't need, as well as what you really want out of life.
As for the whole running thing and "what's next", you can expect lots of changes to training and race schedule over the next few months. I'll give you a heads up, some of those changes are not ones you would expect. More on that another day though.
When was the last time you had some big life adjustments?
What is an acceptable amount of time to still have some unpacked boxes?
(I'm going on a month here...)