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Running My Life

Wow, has it really been 2 years since my last post? I suppose that I allowed life to get in the way. For any faithful blog readers, I apologize. Although, I'm not sure how many people actually read blogs anymore. I think most people use other social media platforms.  (By the way, drop by and say hi on Insta.)  But for some reason, each year when I pay for my google domain, I can't seem to let it go. As silly as it sounds, this little space is mine. And lately I've been struggling with ownership and acceptance. And my domain renewal was a not so gentle reminder that I have a voice

Seriously, you'd think by 48 that I'd have this figured out - nope - apparently not. However, I am wise enough to know that we have a choice to allow situations to harms us or make us stronger. I'm choosing to let this mid-life quandary make me stronger. And because of this, I'm setting goals, taking charge, and reexamining priorities. 

Movin' on... 

Last school year trying to juggle hybrid school, a full time class load at Mississippi State University, long term subbing, then day-to-day stubbing, quarantine, more quarantine, and the list goes on and on, exercise became non existent. I don't mean I was running/working out here and there. No, for the majority of the last school year, I couldn't seem to find the motivation to find the time to try to fit one more thing into my life. My mental and physical health took a hit. 

This year, I'm taking 12 hours (another full load) while hoping to sub as much as possible. My son will be going into 5th grade, and COVID is still very much real and kickin'. Once again, I'm clueless what this school year will look like. But this school year, I plan to take charge of my health and sanity by staying consistent with moving my body. 

I began running again this summer. 

I'm heavier. 

I'm slower. 

But you know what? 

I'm finding myself again. I'm finding a piece of myself that I lost. 

And it is invigorating and freeing. 

It's not selfish. It's self care. There is a big difference. 


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