Thursday, January 15, 2009

Where Have I Been....

That seems to be the question of the day..... I think this is the longest I have gone without posting since I started this blog. I was thinking about it yesterday and wondering why I havent sat down to post anything since the new year began. I came up with a number of reasons, the main one being that I simply havent had anything to blog about. It seems like the holidays were over and then it was back into our routine and that didnt happen smoothly. It is difficult to get back into the swing of things sometimes and I believe that has been what my problem is. That being said, the second reason is that Im tired. Really tired. Maybe its that new sydrome everyone is talking about "S.A.D".... Seasonal anxiety disorder or something to that affect where the winter season puts you in a funk. They actually treat this now which makes me laugh. They will treat anything nowdays....any excuse for some medication I guess. No offense intended if this actually affects you. Im just in a cynical mood. Ignore me.

So, whats new with us. Nothing really. Denver got back from seeing his dad and family and had a good trip. Although it was difficult for him to see just how sick his dad is, I think it was good for him to be there and spend time with him. Plus Alec came and that was a bonus to be able to see his son too. Im sure Ive mentioned it before but Denver's dad has colon, lung, and liver cancer....all stage 4. Its a rough situation. We love him so much and I wish we could have gone with Denver to visit. Denver is plugging along in school and has just over a year left to finish his degree. That will be a big relief to get that over with. Me and the kids are doing our thing. Up early, off to school, then the gym.....watch Soren, fix dinner, go to work. This is my routine in a nutshell and like I said Im tired. Thankfully, I get a little repreive at the end of the month when I will meet my girlfriends in Taos, NM for a little ski trip. Actually I am flying to Denver, Co to meet one of them and will then drive with her to Taos....saved money that way! Its going to be fun and I am sooooooooooo looking forward to it! I really need it.

I also think part of my problem is my weight loss efforts and my running progress. I signed up for that massive race in June which I have subsequently had to back out of. The whole month of December I dealt with sciatic nerve pain.....it was awful and I rarely worked out. Upon returning to the gym this month, it was like starting over. I could barely run a mile. I had to be realistc and face the fact that I would not be able to run that race. It was sad and I hated to back out but it was a huge weight lifted when I did. Now Im going to take it slower and try to prepare myself for the Deseret News 10k race in July. That is much more realistic for me.....Of course I still have 75 pounds to lose if I ever really want to be a runner. It seems like no matter what I do, I cant lose a pound. Oh well, guess I will just keep plugging along.....I will try to give a better post later this week with some pictures. Until then....

4 comments:

Alisha said...

I've missed your regular posts, but I like you have hard a hard time getting things going in the new year! You'll have to keep me posted on Don. We think about him and the rest of your family often. Isn't it crazy how even a week off from running means starting over at square one...it sucks, but you need to take care of your bodies aches and pains before proceeding with anything. Hang in there girl!

Turleyfam said...

Glad to hear you are normal. Take some time to just breath and then you'll be ready to get back at it. Sorry to hear about Denver's Dad. I'm glad he got to go.

Wyatts said...

Vanessa I soo missed hearing from you and your posts but totaly understand. Sometimes you just need a break. Is it ok that I need one every week?

Turleyfam said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you that the picture of Jeff is hillarious!