“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~Henry Ford
Just when I was ready to start getting back into a regular training routine at the end of October, I was struck down with bronchitis…I was frustrated, but quickly came to realize that this was my body’s way of telling me that it needed more recovery time. So…recovery is what it got.
Then I was healthy and was ready to exercise again when it was time for a very full week of teaching all day and parent teacher conferences all evening for 3 full days. We also had additional challenges at home…our dear friends trusted us to watch their baby girls (a 12 year old mixed breed dog and a 16 month old golden retriever) while they were in DC for a week. On the last night we had the girls (which also happened to be the last evening of parent teacher conferences), we had to take Stella (the golden) to the vet ER for an emergency tracheotomy. She had an infected salivary gland that swelled her entire tongue and throat so she couldn’t breathe. The next week the Iron Hippie got sick and we had to travel home for our twin nieces baptisms and first swim meet. Then my family came to visit for Thanksgiving (Wednesday-Sunday). On top of all of this, the Iron Hippie may be changing jobs (not necessarily by choice). We’ll know more on this in a couple of weeks.
Needless to say, we have had a few challenges thrown our way during the month of November and I’m ready to put these challenges (and month) behind us and move forward into a stronger season. While challenges make us stronger, I’m thankful that the month of November is almost over, I’ve been healthy, and I see workouts in Training Peaks from Coach Kelly. I’m SO excited to get back on the training train again!!
How do you handle challenges? Who’s looking forward to December?!