How are you?
It’s been a super interesting week for me and I’m just going to come right out and say it.
I’ve exercised exactly once this week. ONCE!
I mentioned last week about the dramatic changes at my job that are making things quite uncomfortable to say the least. Oddly enough, every time something crazy happens with my day job something even more amazing happens with Brooklyn Active Mama. I’ve been super blessed with this blogs ability to perform so well even with the fact that I have a full time job. Quite honestly I’ve been toying with the idea of making BAM my full time gig–but deep down I know I couldn’t do that. Believe it or not, I kinda love my job when it is the right situation. Yet, I can’t love this blog anymore than I do. Sometimes I fear that everyone is going to quit blogging and I will still be here churning out post after post because it feels so freaking natural.
The fact that I had one workout this week was really messing me. I actually started feeling guilty! Thoughts roamed my brain like “you are a terrible role model for your readers” or “You will never be able to run again” and my favorite “This marathon training is going to SUCK”. Until I came to my senses and realized that sometimes things are going to fall right out of balance. I spent a lot of time this week working on some fun new ideas and In Real Life events for Brooklyn Active Mama. I also spent a lot of time at different events and meetings making new contacts and taking myself a lot more seriously than I ever have. Because of all that really cool stuff I found myself without anytime to really get any workouts done.
I totally could have worked out at home but truth is I was simply exhausted. Or working. The last time I worked out less than 3 times in one week was right after I completed my first half marathon last October. I think that is a pretty great streak and quite honestly the break is necessary once in a while. I make working out a priority–always–but this week it didn’t happen and that is okay. This week I’ve had more revelations on where I want BAM to go than I ever thought possible. You know sometimes when you are on autopilot about something and you think it’s fine the way it is then one day you wake up and see it in a different light? That happened with BAM this week, I am excited. Don’t worry, nothing is changing about the blog, just some minor enhancements behind the scenes that will make the blog infinitely better navigation wise. There may be more posts though. 🙂
Believe it or not I have a race this Sunday! It is my second race of the 5 borough series, and my 6th race of 9 to qualify for the 2016 marathon. Feels like just the other day I did my first qualifying race! This one is the Queens 10k. I am really excited about it even though it will take me exactly 90 minutes to get there by public transportation. Boo. BUT It will mean that I am halfway from qualifying for the 2016 NYC Half! woot!