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Embracing The Changes In Life

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Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

My New Take On Cross Training

This injury sure is redefining my idea of cross training because this boot is making what was an easy task before injury now a workout.

Vacuuming for instance now works up a sweat! Sure carrying a vacuum cleaner up and down the steps wasn't necessarily easy before, but now, it's especially difficult to maneuver with the boot.


Also, I should mention that my washer and dryer are also in the basement. So this means multiple trips up and down the stairs doing laundry. So needless to say, household chores are now a workout. Today, it was getting up at 6am to get to the grocery store so that I could make it home before Hubby went to work. I wanted help unloading the car! 

I have at least 2 more weeks in the boot before I go back to the podiatrist. I don't have my hopes up that I will be out of the boot by then, but I am hoping that it's healing. And the thoughts of possibly at least riding a bike in a couple of weeks is encouraging. 

But I wanted to share with you a workout video that I did this week. I did a google search for chair cardio, and this video came up. 



And yes, chair cardio is a thing! But like a lot of workout videos, some are better than others. I have to say that I really enjoyed this one. I did actually work up a sweat. It's not the same as running or my other cardio exercises, but it is something. And Caroline Jordan has several videos on her YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkadh1ZnrCDOF8awC9NbAbA) I intend on checking out more of her videos. 

I'm new to her channel and her blog, but I think she's worth checking out. In fact, I just bought her book from amazon (affiliate link). I look forward to reading it. 




But this injury has definitely redefined cross training for me. Simple tasks that I took for granted aren't so simple now.

However, being injured doesn't mean that I have to be sedentary. Ya'll know how I like to move! So It's kindof fun to find new ways to workout.




Chair cardio for the win!!!

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