Saturday, October 15, 2011

I'm Still Alive, Pt 2

Well, hello there! Yes, it's me. I know, I know, you thought I was gone. I thought I was, too.  I'm toying with the idea of pulling the old blog out of storage, dusting off the cobwebs, and giving it another go. Now that I've lost the small following I've had, and all. ;)

This last year has been a bit rough. Health issues, emotional challenges, lots of soul searching and loads of adjusting. We've gone from brick and mortar schooling back to home schooling, MM has changed jobs again, and I've gone from full time to part time to full time and back to part time again at work (with the same great company).  We've bought a house and have spent the last six months settling in.

Part of the reason I wanted to start blogging again is because my friend M has suggested a new challenge for us. Our goal is to do the three day Komen walk next year in San Diego.

I have a history of dreaming big and not following through. I have been searching for an adventure - something that I had to work hard to accomplish, something that would benefit others, something I would be proud of myself for achieving. I've always wanted to do this walk, but never believed I could. I HATE to exercise, I have at least 100 pounds to lose, and, as I mentioned previously, I like to dream big and don't always end up following through.

I want this to be different. I want to do this for my health, for everyone who has had breast cancer, and for all the people who love them. This is for me, my grandmother, and my friend Deb. I want to raise money for the cause, I want to lose pounds and gain health while preparing for this walk, and I want to end this knowing I accomplished something I never thought I could.

I still have doubts, but, I want this. I want to finish this. I don't want to let down M, and I don't want to let myself down. I've got twelve months to prepare for this, and I'm starting my training today.

At this point, my plan is to at least keep my training schedule blogged. I'm on a three day a week schedule at work, so I'm hoping to at least check in two or three times a week. I'm starting off with an easy 20 minute stroll every day, starting today. Each week, I'll add either speed or time to my routine. Once I get acclimated to my daily walk, I'll start working on distance.

With a lot of hard work, next November I'll be spending a week with Mara in San Diego, donating $2300 to the Komen Walk For The Cure, and amazing myself with both my accomplishment and my new found, much improved health.

3 comments:

Mara Winders said...

Am I your sole stalker now? Oi! So, I am thrilled to find a way to provide an impetus to this thing that you really want to do. It's us, it's San Diego, it's a huge committment for both of us - you to get fit, and me to take time away for myself.

I walked 30 minutes today with the family. It was a fabulous morning and a great walk. Let's both keep a journal - a paper one - ok? How are your dietary changes going?

lisafer said...

Ha ha ha! You are my one and only! The dietary changes are ok. I need to eat more veggies, though, otherwise I'm feeling great. And, I'm keeping a journal already, I started the night we talked about this. You mind reader!!

Sheri said...

Aha! There you are! Yay, I'm so happy I found you.

Been thinking lots and lots about you, guess I should have checked your blog more frequently.

I was putting up my holiday decor and I found the card you sent me last year...it made me laugh.

I miss you.

I want to send you something this year but since you moved, I'm sure I have the wrong address.

I'll try the e-mail addy I have for you.

Oh, happy day!

Great big Canadian Hugs.