Yesterday was my first day back to work after my surgery. I still have 2 weeks to get through before I can remove my binder and start being active again. I am hoping the distraction of being back to work and getting caught up will help those last two weeks fly by.
This past weekend I crewed for a friend that was running a 50k trail run. It was so much fun to be apart of her day and to be back in the running community, it reminded me how much I missed it. I am definitely getting excited to get back at it. I have signed up for a 12K trail run in Whistler on September 24 to help me have something to train towards. I expect my results won’t be pretty but I don’t care, I will just be grateful to be out running the trails, time doesn’t really matter for this one.
Today is also 11 years since we lost my dad. Today can be a tough day for me some years and this year I am feeling a bit emotional about it. I think the emotions are stemmed from sadness and regret that my dad isn’t here to see how far I have come and how far all his kids have come. he would be so proud of us all. He would be at every race we did, whether it was a run or paddle, he would be there pacing and yelling telling us to move it. Life is so unpredictable, just don’t ever know when your time is up so with this learning lesson I have learned to make the most out of every day. This is why if I don’t have a plan for the weekend by Tuesday, I am making plans because I don’t plan to spend another weekend laying around, those days have long since been over for me.
My transformation has been much more than just a physical transformation. I am a completely different person than I had become over the years. There are still the core values that I was brought up with but now I have the confidence and strength to challenge, stand up to or remove anything that isn’t working for me from my life. Life is just to short to have regrets. It’s my goal to still conquer my list of things I wanted to do after I lose my weight. I think I will focus on some of those during my August vacation, live in the moment because those moments are precious. Waste no time because time is precious.