Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Funday

I don't usually blog on Sundays, but today I wanted to break the mold and write a post catching you up on me, since a lot of posts last week were link-ups or giveaway announcements.

Last weekend I was really thinking I was going to be able to run my race this morning. I ran 3 miles on Saturday and then 6 miles on Sunday. They felt good, and my hip wasn't bothering me too much. I iced like a mad woman afterwards, but when I ran on Tuesday, I had pain like I haven't felt since this all started. It was bad. I thought maybe if I just stayed off of it until the race I would be okay, but after my post Thursday and the advice of a trainer at school, I decided it would be best to skip the race. And that was really hard to do.

I had a bit of a cry on Thursday night on the phone with my mom. I told her that I was having a hard time right now finding things that really make me happy about myself and my time. That's not to say that I'm not happy, because I am. What I meant was that running has given me an outlet and something to do and focus on for the last few months, and having it taken away has been a bit tough. It's made me realize that I need to integrate a few more fun things into my daily routine that give me little things to look forward to on a regular basis.

That's to say, I don't look forward all the time to getting up, going to work, coming home, cleaning, cooking, watching tv and blogging, going to bed, getting up and doing it a lemming. I need to shake things up. I get bored with 'the same' very easily, and it's been 'the same' now for a few months. Do you ever get tired of 'the same'?

So I've had some fun ideas on ways to shake things up.

1. I'm going to take a knitting and crocheting class. And I'm going to continue practicing until I can actually make things. I've knitted before, and I love how relaxing and mindless it is while also producing something.

2. I'm going to be more crafty and have fun making little things here or there. Here are my first two crafting projects:

3. I'm going to go back to the gym. Running is great, and once my hip cooperates I'll be back at it full blast, but until I can do that, taking spin and other classes at the gym gives me things to do and makes me feel better as well.

And for now, these ideas seem great to me. I need things to get me excited and have something to look forward to. I can't function on continuous routine.

I'm headed home to Chattanooga to spend time with my family on Tuesday, so I know that will help to shake this no-running-funk I'm in too. Do you get in funks sometimes when your routine is staying the same? What suggestions do you have to shake it up?

I also wanted to remind you about my two giveaways and the holiday card swap.
BIC Bands Giveaway ends Monday at midnight!
Classic Chic Designs Invitation/Card Giveaway ends November 28th!
Holiday Card Sign Up ends December 2nd!

And I've got another giveaway tomorrow!

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tara said...

i have been wanting to make an ornament wreath! i wanna see how yours turns out when you do it!

Meghan said...

I love your perspective! I know it's hard to have something you love taken away, but changing the routine only helps you appreciate it more! I took some spin classes when I was injured, as well as did some swimming. Sure, it's not the same, but I still felt like I was maintaining my cardio. Best of luck, lady! You know I'm always here for you!

brlracincwgrl said...

First of all, I just saw your wreath on Twitter and it's great :).

Earlier this year I felt that I was in a "rut", so I took a spin class, and joined a gym. Also, I've been crafting a lot more as well as trying new things outside of my comfort zone.

Hope everything works out for you :)

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