Monday, August 5, 2013

Starting Over

It's early August - and it's finally time for me to start some things over again.

After what was a miserable May and June, it's taken me most of July to get myself back to where I like to be - which is happy, healthy and writing. I never knew how badly being totally miserable could be on you - until now.

It's taken the month to get my confidence back fully. It's taken the month to work out that my right arm was really in a bad state a - and get some help for it. What appeared to be tennis elbow in my right arm turned out to be pains and strains through my shoulder as well. A few remedial massages, no weights or boxing, using my mouse with my left hand and lots of stretching and it's starting to come good.

Anyway, I've been sadly neglecting my blogging for the last few months - so that is coming to an end. It's time to start writing again. I've missed it - really missed it. Even though I write all day, I've missed the creative element to writing. At least work is a good place to be once again.

And the will to write has come back.

So now life is in a better place it's also time to get running again. Once again, injury put pay to anything resembling running at the end of last year - and ever since, I've lost my running mojo - and I want to get it back. This weekend is the City to Surf in Sydney. I'm going to be walking it with a friend and her Mum this year so there is no pressure to perform or run a great time. It's going to be in the early twenties in Sydney on Sunday so this is for the best.

In the mean time, I've started the Couch Potato to Five Kilometre plan once again - slowly getting my head and body used to running once again.

There is a sadness in the fact that I'm starting over in some of these elements of my life - that I have to start over. But I'm not looking and what I've lost, or the time I've lost (or the runs I haven't run, or thoughts I haven't written...)

It's just nice to be back.


Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pand,

Welcome back!




Elephant's Child said...

Echoing PM. Welcome back.

Jackie K said...

It's starting over but with all the experience and muscle memory you didn't have when you first started. Won't take you long.