Hi friends! It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend. We had a funeral for my husband’s aunt on Saturday, which was emotional and yet beautiful, difficult but also healing. The acapella four part harmony of the congregation was breathtaking. I’ve missed that full sound. I was really impressed that my 7 year old was holding her own on the melody while my husband and I switched to the bass and alto lines. A highlight for me was hearing my husband and his brother sang the final song from the back…. they are talented brothers.
His aunt was a really amazing woman. She was an artist, photographer and doula, among other things. She was constantly rescuing junk and repurposing it into beautiful handmade books, felted work, bags, scarves and dream catchers. She followed me closely on social media and was also the person who encouraged me to look into nutrition and health coaching 6 years ago. I don’t know that I would be running my own business if it wasn’t for her. So yes, a remarkable woman. (She even had a few running awards from the 80’s!)
Life is unpredictable. The timing was pretty ideal, as it reminded me that not running is pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
I miss running but I’m staying busy with other projects and cross training… here’s a sample of how the last two weeks broke down:
Monday: This was when I actually had pain on the run and knew I needed a break. I switched my workout to a spin class and 5-10 minutes with the TRX.
Tuesday: 1 hour easy spin
Wednesday: bootcamp class (am) + 1 hour walk (pm)
Thursday: 1 hour spin
Friday: Walking NYC on our day date… I estimated 7-9 total miles
Saturday: Short hike with hubs + spin class
Sunday: 1 hour walk
Tuesday: boot camp class (am) + 1 hour walk (pm)
Wednesday: 90 minute spin
Thursday: boot camp class + 1 hour walk
Friday: 45 easy spin + short strength circuit
Saturday: spin 1 hour
Sunday: 45 minute strength circuit
Can I just tell you how tired I am of the spin bike? Granted, I’ve been doing most of it on my own to save time traveling to the gym, and a class would probably help. But I’m also trying to find access to a pool this week to mix things up.
Overall, I’m hanging in there. I really miss running! But I know it will be there for me in a few weeks and I can do this.
Over the weekend, my cousin-in-law and fellow Kombucha lover brought me a baby Scoby so I started my own batch yesterday. At $3+ a bottle, it was becoming an expensive habit! I’m excited to see how this turns out. (For those interested, I’m following these instructions).
Between that, my husband’s saurerkraut and his sourdough bread, we’ve got the fermented foods down! We used to make yogurt too… maybe I need to give that another go…
Do you make any fermented foods?
What’s the longest running break you’ve had to take?