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Life is... messy

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Just stopping in with a quick blog. It’s been a while since I’ve been here regularly and I think it would help me to be here more often. Life is... messy. Complicated. Beautiful. Hard. Precious. In the last year, my mother, my uncle, and my husband’s aunt have all died. My younger son has been diagnosed with some mild hearing loss and sensory processing challenges. My older son is a preteen and preparing for his bar mitzvah. My husband left his job to start a company. I’ve had some health issues, which thankfully so far have turned out to be nothing, but I’ve had a lot of worry in the meanwhile. I have been struggling to exercise regularly. I’ve been toying with the idea of going off caffeine, gluten, and sugar to see if it helps reduce thyroid inflammation and fatigue. I am proud of myself that I’ve been able to be a source of emotional support for so many family members and friends over the last year. Now I am trying to retool and find ways to work health and balance back into my life. The weight has gone up. I am thinking how I can make changes to help it go down. A bright spot the last week, was that I ran my first 5k of the year, and won first in my age group and second for my gender. It was a small group that raced because of muddy weather, but it was a much needed positive boost for me. Sometimes, just showing up and doing your best is enough! Looking forward to more frequent spark time here soon.
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  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Yes, life is all you say it is here. I am sorry for all the losses and the grief that has come from Covid! I do commend you for running your first 5K of the year and winning first in your age group!!! Bravo!!

    After the date stamp--I see it was written in 2018---But even so GOOD JOB!!
    232 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/27/2020 12:24:43 PM
  • MDOWER1
    Sounds like you may get a break with your on going issues
    1026 days ago
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