Lately

You guys.

Today I turn 38. That’s right. 3.8.

The most common two questions I get when someone finds out my birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day is:

  1. Are you Irish? No. Not even close. Although I do have a shamrock tattoo.
  2. That must be a really fun day to have your birthday on? It was when in my high school and college years for obvious reasons. But now, as a mature woman. Not so much. It’s a pain in the butt to go out to dinner because there are drunks everywhere. And almost every place has a corned beef and cabbage special. Ummmm…gross and no thanks.

 

Lately…I’ve been thinking about fine lines. Ahem – see the above reason. After reading about Frownies on Tina’s blog, I decided I should give it a try. If it doesn’t work, I’ll be frowning on Frownies.

Lately…My kid’s finished ski school last week. We had 5 weeks of fantastic weather. I mean spring skiing in February? Amazing! I’m sad to see our Sunday’s on the mountain go. It was a fun way to spend time as a family and for me to get back into boarding. I’m happy to say I did NOT fall on the Magic Carpet again. Go me!

Snowboarding | happyfitmama.com

Lately…I’ve been severely missing my usual yoga routine of classes 4x/week. But with ski school and basketball/gymnastics on Saturday morning I couldn’t make it to any classes on the weekends. Well, basketball is over. And so is ski school so that means yoga class is on! I’m most excited for Sunday morning with Elizabeth. We always do some fun inversion practice at the end of the class.

Lately…I’ve been thinking about the events of last years Boston Marathon a lot. Facebook reminds me of pics from last years training. I hear the training tales of my friends who are running this year. I have patients asking me if I’m running it this year (and then I have to explain the whole story of how I spend the majority of 2015 injured and unable to run so NO!). I’d love to say that none of it bothers me but it still does. And I think it always will.

Heartbreak Hill |happyfitmama.com

Lately…I haven’t run in 4 days. I have had some type of cold/throat thing going on and have not felt like running at all. I’m feeling much better and plan on running today but I must admit that sleeping in has been awful nice.

Lately…I realized I need a goal race. For the longest time my main goal has been to return to normal (to me) running. Goal accomplished. I know I said I wanted to run a race in March. The problem is that I haven’t found one that – 1. I want to do and 2. fits my schedule. I know – huge problems. So it looks like April will be the month. And I find out Friday if I’ll be running up one huge ass hill in June! If so, there will be mega hill repeats in my future.

Hill Repeats | happyfitmama.com

Lately…I’ve been slacking on foam rolling and using The Stick. My Achilles and calves have been feeling tight. I went for my monthly deep tissue massage last weekend and Jess firmly told me that I’m an idiot and need to get back on that ASAP. I know, I know. DONE.

Lately…I allowed myself NOT to write a blog post for Wednesday. I felt like crap, was exhausted and just plain uninspired. It’s taken a long time for me to realize it’s OK not to blog on my normal schedule. I blame it on FOMO but you know what? I didn’t miss out on one thing! And it was surprisingly freeing.

Thanks for letting me do some Thinking Out Loud today!

What’s been going on in your life lately?

24 comments on “Lately

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    I am currently on a flight to Vegas with lots of boys dressed in green. Things should be getting pretty rowdy in an hour or two. Luckily, there will be no corned beef or cabbage!

    I love all of this. Truly. And I was wondering where you were yesterday :-)
    I cannot image the PIA that Boston brings for you this year. I’m sorry you’re going though it but glad you are acknowledging it and the fact that it will probably always make you feel sucky…until you conquer it!!!

    Good luck with the crazy mountain drawing and I hope you pick a winner for April!

  2. Happy Birthday! !! Believe it or not you really are coming into your prime. I was the fittest ever in my late 30s/early 40s. Definitely my favorite decade. I set all my running PRs then too, so see? You have much to celebrate. With green beer. Lol.

  3. I know what you mean about blogging. I learned to take time off and not do everything that I thought I was “supposed” to be doing, but it took time. and it’s still tough at times. I have been dealing with a major change in my family. I had a few days where I really struggled emotionally, but we are all getting through it. We all have so much to be grateful for, it makes it easier to get through the difficult.

  4. Happy Happy Birthday!!! I’m glad that you’re feeling better. Being sick stinks but man, I do have to admit that it is nice to rest and just do nothing. I’m jealous of your Sundays on the slopes with your family. I wish that we lived closer to the mountains and were able to do that. And I hear you on needing a running goal and needing to continue to foam roll consistently (ouch my calves hurt). I haven’t quite figured out what I want to do and focus on this year in terms of running. I’m having fun doing lots of different things but I also know that I’m itching for a “plan” of some sort. I hope you have an amazing and wonderful birthday!!
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  5. Happy birthday!!! I think it’s totally normal to be upset about the Boston events, and always have that gut feeling when you think about that day. I mean really, that was completely unexpected and undeserved and infuriating. So glad you’re running this year as it comes around again!

    As for skipping the Wednesday, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been allowing myself to get all off schedule the last 6 months or so too. It’s funny how seriously I took that schedule- and I DO think scheduled blogging is important, but sometimes life gets in the way and I am now totally okay with that.

    1. I have noticed and you’ve given me confidence that it’s ok to skip a post here and there. Life does happen outside of the blog. It sounds silly to say to those that don’t blog but when you blog, you get how wrapped up in the schedule and routine.

  6. I have been training for almost 6 months for my first marathon which is in 2 weeks… eek ! I finally bit the bullet and had a deep tissue / sports massage. It hurt like hell but I am sure my body is better off. Should have done it sooner !

    So glad the New England weather has been cooperative. Love the pictures.

    1. Oh how exciting!!! I hope you are enjoying the taper so you’ll be fresh come race day. I can’t wait to hear how it goes. And btw – you should book another massage post race!

  7. Happy Birthday to you! I have a son who will be a teenager in a few weeks….that’s what’s occupying my time and my thoughts…yikes! a teenager?!?! :-)

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