So many changes happening all at once it is getting hard to keep my head straight and in the game, but I am trying. Like most people, change is a hard thing to warm up to, even if the change is for the best. Comfort over rules the unknown in most cases. That’s why people stay in jobs they hate (i.e. the Navy for 10 years), why people stay in unhappy marriages or relationships. The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know in most cases.
We become selfish in way because we don’t think about how the change is best for the person or people we care about; we only think about the burden that change is going to put on us. It is unfair, but I think it is human nature. We get complacent in our little worlds, and don’t want that boat rocked.
Case in point is Jenny’s recent decision to leave her present position and accepting a job that will require her moving. Best decision she could make and I totally support it. But this is going to make a huge impact on the training we do together, especially during the week, which essentially means none. This is going to be a challenge for me, because I suck on my own. I have NO self motivation. I think I have written before that the thing that keeps me going is the fact that others depend on me showing up for trainings. So this will be a new thing for me. I hope that I can man up enough to meet it.
On another note, this blog was featured on a local Crossfit newsletter, Crossboot. They gave me a great write up and shout out, so check them out of you can. I am planning to give this a try in the near future, even though I would be awful at it. not in the strength area … I am plenty strong enough … but I have creaky knees and bones. Not sure if it could take the banging, but it would be worth a shot. At least to see how it is and what it’s like.
There was another first a couple of weeks ago. After having back issues and seeing my doctor Travis Mohr at North Tampa Spine and Joint Center, he recommended massage as a therapy. Reluctantly I made an appointment and went (I had never had a massage before and was not sure what to expect). The appointment I had was with Lena, and after telling her that this made me leery, she took care to make certain I was comfortable and explained each movement she was doing as she did it. I will say this …. after three visits I think I am addicted. I always feel great afterwards (except for breathing. Why is it that I get all snotty every time??). If you have not tried this center out, please give them a shout. Travis has been treating us for over a year now, and always is on point with the issues. Well worth paying out of pocket to see him and Lena.
And with all these different things happening, well, why the hell not try something else I said I would never do: Yoga. I am not ready for a class or group but found a place that does a one on one for a few sessions before you join in. Perfect. At least now I only have to look stupid in front of two people instead of 20. Just how I like it. So I will be going Saturday after my TNT run and Ironman swim to give this a try. At this point I am willing to try anything to help me get where I need to be. My plan is after Augusta when running season really starts to begin hitting the gym HARD once more, so when March hits and triathlon season starts I am ready strength wise. We shall see.
So you can gather there are a lot of Ch-ch-ch-changes going on right now. Hopefully I can meet these head on and come out on the other side. No running from the changes, because they come no matter what … just need to turn and face the strange as it hits.