10 Days to go; a great day…

I’m feeling really tired, and really awesome…..

4 runs in 3 days, some strength training…a group run with a new Run Club went really well..lots of feedback and, well, more than a few say they’ll join in next week, and possibly this Sunday….so pretty great

I just feel really positive and good for some reason…..even with not a lot of sleep last night, but yeah..looking forward to a busy and good weekend….

The trip to Vancouver is a week away, and I’m pretty pumped..sure, it’s only for an 8K..but the weekend is what it’ll be about, workin’ the Expo, meeting up with friends, looking forward to smelling the salt sea air…even if it rains the whole time, it’ll be fun…..hopefully.

Today’s run was oh so cool…..and easy. After a couple of good runs yesterday, figured today was all about burning off the lactic acid…and yeah, saw a few geese, not a lot of other runners…made sure there was a hill, and felt strong

So life is good…..I’ve spent most of the day listening, reading, answering emails, making music…and include a run and a random visit to my store, sold a few shoes and a pair of sunglasses just because I was there…all good…

Yeah…moving forward….making a commitment to do at least 10K every Sunday, if not for every run..actually that would be a good goal…..there is that half marathon at the end of August..I’ve a few 10K races in my near future….but, I just wanna run, swim, bike, yoga, strength training, run clubs, instructing…all good……positive, feeling positive

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23 Days; Life is what you make it

I guess……..today was kind of a do nothing day…..

almost

my days usually start out the same; I struggle to get out of bed, I whine, mope, then I go and do what I really want to do…..

this morning, hitting the weights…I was pretty worn down after 3 pretty strong training runs, so, well, it’s Friday, I never really have time to run after or before work on Fridays anyway, it’s still too cold to ride to work (maybe next week) so weights it is……I love my gym, the famous Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club….they’ve treated me really great, and because I look after their run club, they’ve given me a free membership…so all good……

It’s a beautiful facility, small, but equipped well, everything a kid could want to play with…lots of classes, spin bikes, yoga…..and a ton of other things on offer…..and it’s close….the only thing, no pool….but still perfect…

The Run Club is coming along well too…so all good.

Anyway the workout went well…..that used to be my life…….I was never all that strong..but I was a novice level bodybuilding judge for a while….and the gym was my home…than I became a runner…

One momentous moment in my life was when I heard the words, idea to action…in other words, instead of thinking about it, just do it…….and for the most part, now I do…

Really that’s it right? Just think, maybe, what’s the worst that could happen….not even that…….if things don’t work out, if it doesn’t look right, or turn out…just go back, and start again….

Also just do stuff…I’ve spent most of my life doing what other’s thought I should, or better shouldn’t…..I’ve grasped onto others, what others thought…..I tried to fit in, in so many ways….well, for how long do you do that………at some point, maybe way before now, you have to be what you wanna be (sounds like a Spice Girls song….well, now I just do….

And try things…go for a run, hop on a bike, swim, weights….go shopping…yoga? sure, why not?

Just get away from the front of the TV…get the feet off of the coffee table, a be a do-er, not a watcher..

I’m doing this, way late in life…but whatever….maybe that’s it, I’m at the point where I don’t give a fuck what people think…but, there’s a problem too, right? I have no idea what I’m supposed to be, or how I’m supposed to act………I don’t feel 63…I do look it, I know I’m 63….I can’t fool anyone…..but I really don’t fit in with anyone my age. I just have nothing in common……

Anyway, kind feeling great, awesome anyway…..an enlarged prostate, my cholesterol is high for some reason…..but yeah, running, swimming, riding, living my life……..some days, most days are positive, others not so much, but aiming at a trip to Vancouver, has me feeling okay…

Everyday has me feeling good..I seem to be smiling way more often…

training is well….maybe again, I should have waiting before I pulled the plug on the half marathon….but, well, Vancouver will be for fun, as will everyday before than…all 23 days