Sunday, May 6, 2012

What Plan?


Worn out after 3.5 miles of speedwork and some abs with Big Red! Since Eugene I have been floating on cloud nine! God really blessed my time there. Time with friends. Time in his creation. Time being able to move my body again. Time to run. Time to think. Time to heal. From here I am not sure where to go? AS for training and my FOOT or (feet) I am not sure if things are better or recovered? My Planter Fascittis seems to be almost gone but I can feel the neuroma making a coming back on the inner side of my right heel. Grrr! I am not sure what the plan is or what I need to do BUT I am hoping to make it through summer and then maybe look at the possiblity of having the neuroma removed?? Not sure really? I have Seattle Rock N Roll in June where I will be running representing Bramble Berry athletic club which will be fun! I do not have a plan for this other than to have fun and see what the new course is like. In July I am so excited to do my first Olympic Tri (Portland Rev3) and see sweet friends from Rev3 and Run Across America. Life in grad school and working more has made it extremely difficult to find time to swim, bike and run. When I signed up for the NEW challenge I wasn't working regularly and now I am working 5 days a week so my little swim window is gone. Must be creative and cross my fingers that I can float as needed :) I was happy this week to get ONE swim and ONE run and ONE spin class. I know, I know but it was finals week and my hubby was traveling and "field work" has begun for him which means he is gone super early and hope after dark. Life of a farmer! The GOOD about the swim is I was able to stay focused and worked really hard to breathe on my left side without losing all control. I did much better and feel like I just need to strengthen that side. It is almost like I don't have enough range of motion in my neck?? As for spinning I am still a newbie but really like it and feel that it helps stretch my Fascittis. As for my ONE run POST Eugene I did some speed work. It felt good to hit a little speed and hopefully burn a few calories. I need and want to run more but just not sure what my feet can handle. So I may be running 2-3 times a week and that is it? Recovery takes longer with my feet so we shall see? I am hoping to add in some Jillian and medicine ball action to help with my fitness level. I do love my medicine ball and always looking for new ways to use BIG Red. I don't have a training plan for Rev3 Portland or Seattle Rock N Roll....instead I am just doing what I can and finding joy and thankfullness in every opportunity I have! In life news things are "good" with a clear scan but I battle everyday living in this "three month window". We are good for 3 months beyond that we don't know. The next scan could change everything. I am still so scared of losing my husband. My heart breaks for his hurting heart and the anxities that come with the diagnosis of cancer. We try to embrace each day but it can be tough as we still want to dream and plan like everyone else. I know God is with us but it is very "difficult" to feel normal. I have also been dealing with some deep hurts and not liking how it has been making me feel so I have been praying for clarity and how to address the situation with the other person. So there you have it....I am blessed and know that God is with me all the way! I will run, bike and swim as life allows. My prayer is that God consumes me and that I am a light for him in all I do! The rest is just icing on the cake! My goal is to find things worth smiling about! Nuun is one of those things that makes me smile. Go stock up now or try something new and use the code“bloggerslovenuun” – 15% off promo code!! Sorry for the long crowed format of this post..for some reason Blogger is not letting me have paragraphs! :)

7 comments:

Tasha @Healthy Diva said...

I am running Seattle too! It should be a fun weekend. :-)

Marnee said...

Oh Harm, I love your heart! So proud of you for letting the Lord's light shine through you. I will be praying for clarity on whatever the situation is. I love how I can pray for you and God knows EXACTLY how to handle it. Trust in him and rest in His spirit and all will be well!

fancy nancy said...

I can't even imagine how trying the "three month window" is but God is good and always faithful! Best of luck with your foot! Keep smiling!!!!

Kris said...

Harmony you do show God's light and love :) your text on Sunday was a highlight of my day! I know that everything you are going through is tough beyond words and you and your family are constantly in my prayers. Look forward to meeting you in person some day in the future. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your Faith :)

Jenn╩╗s Adventure╩╗s said...

"My prayer is that God consumes me and that I am a light for him in all I do!" <--- that is the sweetest, most inspirational thing I've read in a long time.

My family-world was turned upside down with a cancer diagnosis, and we live in a 3-mon at a time window as well. It's actually the reason we abruptly moved from Maui to Seattle! This Friday is the next CT scan, and all we can do is pray for good news.

I recently found you through another blog -- you actually just won Christy's latest giveaway (congrats!) and I'm so glad I did. As time allows, I hope to read more blogs posts from you:)

Ricole Runs said...

You are truly amazing and I love your positive attitude. A true inspiration for me. Im running seattle too! :-)

Tricia said...

looking forward to seeing you SOON