Getting your grove back

It has been awhile since I’ve felt like myself. After the recent lost of my dearest Nana, I haven’t wanted to do anything. Even the things that usually make me happy. I was in such a rut. This might sounds crazy but it was like my dog could sense it so he decided he needed to give me the push to get active again. He has been getting me up at 530 each morning for a walk. I can’t run with this shoulder injury yet but we walk a little over 2 miles every morning now. We recently have been going another mile at night because he so so full of energy. This started to force me back into my workout grove and with that back everything else has been returning too. I picked up biking and returned to the gym a few times a week. I’m reading again, going back to school, and getting my life together to move next May. It’s funny how it only takes that one piece of my life to pull the rest together. As much as I dread rolling out of bed at 530 every morning and beg him to go back to sleep, we get up and go. And I wouldn’t trade a single minute of it. It’s so peaceful and quiet and it makes him so incredibly happy. Really feeling that what if I can vibe the past few days. ❤️

Olly just turned 3! …And still has the energy of a puppy.

Dealing with Anxiety

4/26/20 – Courtney Sue

This is an extremely uncertain time. One day I was travelling for work and the next everyone was told to pack up their desk and work from home for the foreseeable future. Trying to adjust to this new way of life has been a challenge. It is especially challenging for a person with anxiety to deal with so many uncertainties. I have been trying to channel that into exercise. I am so thankful that my little Olly is always up for a run or a walk. He LOVES to run and is getting better about keeping pace. He keeps me motivated and makes sure we always go out for some sort of exercise, and I am so thankful because I ALWAYS feel better after. Lately, I’ve had a lot more anxiety and these runs and walks aren’t enough. How is everyone else coping with their anxiety and stir crazy feelings?

Managing in uncertain times

4/25/20 – Faith Marie

Lately life has kind of been all over the place. Being a manager at a grocery store during a global pandemic is causing me a lot of anxiety. Running and working out has been such a good release for me throughout my life. I am so thankful to be as active as I am during this trying period. Today’s workout was so needed and kind of different from my typical day. I had all intentions of just going for a run and then coming home and doing a beach body workout. However, after my run I proceeded to walk my dog and then walk the neighborhood with my mom. For anyone that knows me personally, actually getting to spend time with my mom takes some serious planning. It is days like today that really help me get through everything. The quality time hitting the pavement with family and my puppy really helped me.  What is your favorite outcome from your workouts?

While I hate that we are all going through this pandemic I am very grateful for some of the outcomes of it. The extra time away from work helped my mom start walking and getting healthier. It has helped free up more time for me to spend walking my dog and exploring my neighborhood. I have saved money since I can’t got to a winery every weekend(not happy I’m missing out on my wine). I think we really have to focus on the positive outcomes right now to help us get through this crisis.