Tuesday, May 12, 2009

On Balance


Last week, with the exception of the awesome IronGirl spectating/sherpa experience, was less than stellar for me.

To start, from Wednesday on, I completely fell off the training/clean eating wagon. YUCK! Loss of appetite, limbs that felt heavy, motivation GONE added up to a half a week of missed training. Even the euphoria of IronGirl could not motivate me to train over the weekend. Again, YUCK!

And yet, this is OK with me. Months of attention to details like my business, staying balanced, staying happy, training consistently, has left me with very little desire to get angry over these glitches and almost no desire to beat myself up like I used to.

This morning I started a new week of training which is a clean slate. Sure I felt a little flat, a little like I was recovering from a mild illness, but honestly I didn't care. The point is I was out there, doing my run, in the increasing southern Nevada spring temps. Honestly? I was thinking how this freaking HOT weather we have here will really help me be prepared for the Utah Half!

So yeah I don't like training in the heat. At all. But it sure is nice when a kick ASS thought comes before a more whiny negative thought.

Meanwhile I'm moving forward in my business and our kitchen is being transformed. Seriously. It seems like every time I leave my home office to go out there something has changed. Glenn is a freaking GENIUS.

So, I've concluded that I can totally do it all. As long as "it all" is comprised of moving forward with:

1) things I really truly want and am passionate about (my marriage, triathlon, my business, and assorted "others"),

2) things that I am doing for reasons that feel absolutely 100% right to me and

3) the absolute understanding that I am a continual work in progress and, with 1 and 2 firmly in place, I accept where I am, all the time, in every given moment.


Sarah said...

I love it Stef, such an awesome attitude!!

E.L.F. said...

You have just inspired me :)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

I love your attitude. Keep up the good work!

Formulaic said...

Keep up the great attitude!


Molly said...

Stef, you're an inspiration as always! :) Great attitude. I did the same thing with hot weather and Vineman last year - I told myself it was race prep and made myself LOVE it, even when I didn't. You're doing great!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

That attitude is PERFECT!

teacherwoman said...

Great post, Stef! Your attitude and outlook in life is truly an inspiration to all! :)

Calyx Meredith said...

AMEN! You are exactly right! (And I need to cultivate more of that kind of balance.) Go girl!

PS - Pictures?!

WADDLER26.2 said...

You are so right--great attitude

Wes said...

being happy with yourself... priceless :-)

Anonymous said...

I think you are a punk who threatens to steal kitty princes. (Sorry. All of the other comments were so encouraging, I had to be the smart ass.)

RBR said...

Very cool. So many great things going on!

You rock!