Sunday, March 22, 2015

Blurs and Breakthroughs

I had my heart carved out and handed to me last week, it's hard to recover from it, and at a few points I didn't care to get out of bed, it just seemed kind of pointless. I wish I had some magical healing power to make it all better, but I do not. I don't feel like much of a mom anymore. 

As always, fitness is a huge way to for me to cope, and a way for me to work to exhaustion so I don't have to think.
If I didn't have my hubby I wouldn't have any reason to try to keep on, luckily he is with me.

(I need a new Monday sign- snow booo!) My only run was Monday. A 5K in 30:26, then I took a little walk break and ran two more miles in 22 minutes. I was feeling great and thought my running was back on track. 



Tuesday I went to the PT. He worked on an area of scar tissue and my leg was on fire for a few days after that. I was not happy. I haven't been able to run since. 

Then my life kind of exploded around me, and the next three days were a blur. 

Saturday hubby took a 4 mile walk with me and I started to feel alive again. I ran about two minutes, but I was nervous to keep going while I could feel that soreness in my leg.


Sunday we took our bikes to our favorite trail. A little 31 mile spin ensued. 


Saw some cows along the way - we stopped to chat with them for a spell 




Found this sign along our route - seemed very suiting for the week we had



We kept seeing vultures over head - we saw some on our walk too. Kenny was convinced they were waiting for him to drop from all the activity.

Hubby is looking awesome, he has lost quite a bit of weight since December. 

Being active always helps me in so many ways, but being active with my hubby has been my saving grace lately. Fresh air and sunshine can make me feel a whole lot better. 

How do you cope when life throws crappy things at you? 

24 comments:

  1. Not sure if it was the leg thing alone or something more, but no matter what it was I'm so sorry to hear you've had a bad couple of days..:/<3
    It's so nice that you and your hubby stay active together, having a workout partner can be such a great motivation :) and may I say congrats to your hubby on his weightloss! *applause*
    Your trail looks so peaceful and lovely!
    Running is my therapy too :) being healthy and active always make hard days a bit lighter.
    I hope this week will be a better one for you! You deserve it! :)

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    1. Running is good therapy :) I will probably be slim on the runs again this week, because i am now in more discomfort than I have been the whole time I've been injured. I am not feeling any love for the therapists for sure.
      I do love having hubby out with me biking and working out, the trail is a nice spot, it's packed limestone and we have 20 more miles before we cover the whole thing :) Building up to that 50 mile day!

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  2. so sorry you had a tough week. I hope what ever it was if it wasn't your leg will be better. Hugs to you.

    Your hubby does look great! Looks like you two had a wonderful bike ride together.

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    1. Thanks Christy :) I am looking forward to more bike rides. Hubby is working hard on his fitness, I am proud of him.

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  3. I am so sorry you had such a horrible week. I really hope it gets better for you. I'm glad you have your hubby to get you out in nature and keep your sane. And yeah, he is looking like HOT STUFF in his "after" picture. Years younger! He almost looks as young as you. ;)

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    1. Thanks Megan ") I am just hoping for some steady peacefulness now!
      Hubby thanks you for the compliment. He has been working very hard and he has gone through his first working out "injury", he's resting a pull in his chest, but he hasn't given up :)
      Maybe I shouldn't let my hair go gray now LOL

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  4. Take it slow. You will get there. That's so nice and you and the hubby bike together.

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    1. I am trying to be patient, but it is challenging. I was feeling so good until PT last week. It feels like a set back and of course a tissue issue can take several weeks to heal up.

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  5. I don't know what happened Karen, but you're in my thoughts hoping things turn around for you. Keep that chin up! Way to go in kicking butts in your fitness this week. The walk looks lovely, I love going on walks!

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    1. Thanks Hanna :) I am starting to appreciate walking again more, because it doesn't hurt me at all. It's funny though walking doesn't feel like "work out" anymore, I need to get that out of my head.

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  6. Sorry to hear about your struggles this week. Those life explosions are TOUGH. I hope things will be better soon and know I'm thinking about you! Fresh air and sunshine help me cope. Your husband has lost weight! It is awesome you spend time being active together.

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    1. Life explosions stink for sure, thank you for the encouragement :)
      Hubby is doing so well, and feels good and that makes me happy. I am thankful he is embracing being active :)

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  7. Karen, I'm really sorry to hear about you having an awful week. It is lucky that you have your husband to lean on in tough times. It looks like getting out and about with him really lifted your spirits. Your hubby is looking great, he should be proud of himself! I can see you two are going for 2015's hottest blogging couple!

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    1. LOL hottest blogging couple - you are funny! He is doing really well though. being out for hours in the sun and cool air was a booster for sure, nothing beats it :)

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  8. I am sorry that you had a rough week--You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad your husband was able to get you out. I have found getting outside and exercising REALLY helps when I am having rough times--especially parenting ones. I am thankful that sometimes my husband hands me my running shoes and says, "Go!" Your husband did lose a lot of weight! He looks great. You two have such a great support network for each other! He's a keeper!
    I hope your leg is just a temporary setback--maybe ice it?
    Here's to better days!

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate the prayers :) I love that your hubby hands you shoes and says go! That is good support :)
      Hubby is a keeper :)
      I should have started icing my leg, but I just got whiny instead lol I guess it is a temporary thing, but I felt sore when I tried to run last night so I walked more. Better days are coming, i hope.

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  9. Oh, Karen, I am so sorry that you had a terrible week. I am glad to hear that your hubby is there for you and you can support each other and get through it together. For me having an outlet to take a break from the situation always helps and time. Your hubby's transformation is wonderful! Congrats to him!

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    1. Thanks EB :) I work out a lot of things when I am running, that's why I miss it.
      Hubby thanks you :)

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  10. Aww man, I am sorry you had such a crappy week! And I am happy to hear your husband is there for you and you can share your love for physical activity with him but... I do hope is not your only reason to keep on! I bet there is a lot more in your life, too! :) I hope this week is better.

    That is a nice 5K pace! What does the PT think? Did he tell you to go back to running, and that much/that fast?

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    1. Thanks :) The PT thinks I need to regain my range of motion in my ankle, so I have started stretching a lot more again and I will start to work calf muscles again soon. I wasn't allowed while healing. I was okay to start running a few miles at a pace that felt easy. What feels easy can vary day to day, but even when I ran my little sub 30 virtual 5K it didn't feel tough.
      His rule of thumb is after a PT session if you hurt wait two weeks after your last pain before you try any running. That will make me crazy.
      I am struggling, I don't want to do another PT session for sure.

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  11. Sorry to hear about you week. At least you got some activities in. That's great about your husband. It's always nice when you have someone with you to workout. -L

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    1. The activity always helps! It is nice to have a buddy ")

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  12. I'm sorry you had a tough week. :( Praise God for supportive hubbies! (and on that topic yours looks fanastic! Wow!). Hopefully things will improve for you! Hugs!!

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    1. Thanks Jan! My hubby is awesome :) Praying for better days

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