I have been hiding for a few weeks, and it’s time to talk. One of my goals of this blog and my Facebook page is to talk honestly about the highs AND the lows of life. I feel like it’s isolating and dishonest to only publish the good things when you’re publicly chronicling so much. That said, it’s high time I wrote this post about depression. The news of Kate Spade’s suicide was another reminder of how all too often we suffer in silence. I hope she had friends to support her in challenging times. Hopefully talking about depression a Read More
Bike riding hasn’t been good to me lately, so my fitness in that area is sliding. The lack of riding is getting to me, but the concept of progress being equivalent to perfection is a great motivator to push forward with what I AM able to do.
“You cannot selectively numb emotion. You can’t say I don’t want to feel [this], I’m going to have a couple of beers and a banana nut muffin.”
Back, after a 2 month writing hiatus. I try not to force myself to write if I have nothing to say. Here’s an update on over-training, the ever present eye twitch, and a new approach to training.
I’m determined to keep pushing myself forward and not letting suggested limitations or timelines hold me back. I will listen to and respect my body but push when I am able, but now is not the time to give up. I’m just getting started.
“Interesting,” I thought, “my left big toe feels a little tingly. Hmmmm. Well, it’s cold outside, maybe I’m just cold? Yeah, I’m just cold…”
Man, where do I even start with this story (bike thieves, loss, and karma)? Or the other important thing I want to talk about (mental health)?
I’ve been in my head a lot lately during my recovery process, and one of the things that struck me hard today was that often, how I feel about a situation is decided by my vantage point, not the actual facts about the situation.
… I have seen over and over again that sometimes, stepping out into the unknown with purpose brings you the best things in your life, and happiness you neither expected nor thought you deserved.
I had an intuitive friend basically call my bluff the other day. She asked via email, “Your [Facebook] posts sound pretty positive – are you actually miserable, or are you doing ok?” The short answer is both …