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Finding My Mojo

I was planning on writing about my running, but when I started thinking about it, it really applies to everything.  I lost it. My drive for everything since having my baby.  I have had the hardest time getting back into running, or pretty much any consistent fitness regimen. My focus on working and selling as a Travel Agent has been quite lacking, and really my desire to focus on anything was in the wind.

Well, it seems that the tides are changing for me finally.  I’m running more consistently now with a longer run on Sundays and running about 2 times during the week, which includes the dreaded 4:30am wakeup.

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Am I really that awake & happy looking at 5am?!?!

Since I’m actually running, my pace is starting to speed back up.  I still have a ways to go before I get to the speed I was at before pregnancy, but at least I’m moving in the right direction.  I have a half marathon in 2 weeks, so that will probably be a blast and put some fun back into it.  I’m running the Wine and Dine half marathon at Disney World and it’s one of my favorite races with running through the parks and seeing the Christmas lights in Hollywood Studios at night.

I started an unusual strength training class for my cross training by doing a pole dance class.  It’s a total body strengthening exercise, but it is a lot of fun.  I’d say it’s actually the one thing that’s helped me start being consistent and get back to being me again.  More on that in another post.

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Another thing that has drug me down has been the exhaustion I’ve been experiencing.  I guess having kids really does make you tired all the time because even though I get more sleep at night now than I did when I was working, I just can’t seem to not feel tired.  That is unless I drink coffee.  I totally get why mom’s are all addicted to coffee now!

Anyways,  I seem to be getting my lust for life back and it feels great.  I’m running and working out.  I’m starting to put more time into work as a travel agent, and starting to try new things and learn how to do new stuff.  My newest venture besides pole fitness is learning how to sew.  I feel it’s a lost art nowadays and nobody knows how to make their own things.   I know it’s cheaper to buy most stuff, but it makes me feel good knowing I can do it myself.

I definitely owe Anna & Stephanie a huge thank you for getting me back on track with running and putting up with my excuses when I bail.  Jacqueline for introducing my to pole fitness and giving me a challenge to spark my fire again, and of course my husband for, well, putting up with me and all me endeavors.

That’s all for now, but more to come!

Enjoy Your Adventure,
Samantha

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