Hello All!

Well hello.

This past month I once again took part/participated/ experienced (whatever you want to call it) the holy moth of Ramadan. For Muslims this month means many things but I can only share what it means for me.

Peace. Every Ramadan I take a break from all the million things I take part in. I stop and just soak in the day. It is truly incredible where your mind and body go after abstaining from food and water for 16+ hour.

We follow up a month of fasting with a 12+ hour feast. Last Friday (a few weeks ago, which is how much time will have passed since I finally decide to publish this post) my family and I celebrated Eid where we spent the entire day eating and spending time with all of our friends and family.

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I always force my family to take a million pictures every single holiday. I am pretty sure they hate it. Anyway, I was looking through all the pictures I had taken on Eid when I came across this picture of myself:

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And as I looked at my picture, because why not? I thought to myself, I love that I get to be this person. And also, this is an excellent picture of myself. I am pretty sure I am blogging simply to post this picture of myself on the internet.

 Over the past few months my life has changed pretty dramatically. I start off each day  a little freaked out and amazed all at once at how my life is playing out. But I end each day knowing this is exactly where I need to be. And I am so so in love with the person that I get to be.

Last time I blogged I recapped the Army 10 Miler. I can’t believe I was so nervous to run 10 miles. Since that day I have run 3 half marathons in 5 months.

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I still can’t believe I did that.  This may be super obnoxious but I keep my race medals up at work to remind myself that I am capable of doing tough and incredible things.

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Also during the month of Ramadan I take a break from all workouts. In fact I don’t even think about them. And now it’s August and I am still getting back into my workout groove. It does not help that I no longer work at a gym and have a flexible work schedule where I can make it to join my 5pm running group.

Another new life change is that I got a new job!

10373843_10204237770964169_2885658879722811645_n I am so happy with where my life has taken me. But it does come with it’s drawbacks. I spend 3 hours a day commuting to said job and that truthfully does not leave a lot of time for working out.

Before Ramadan I was using ClassPass (affiliate link) to make sure I always had a workout scheduled after work. I fell in love with spin, barre, hot yoga as well as body pump. I cross trained like crazy and I know for a fact that is the only way my body was going to be able to run 3 half marathons in 5 months. For the longest time my goal has been to run a half marathon and I accomplished it 3 times!

It is incredibly difficult to run that mileage for me and I do appreciate the break I am taking. However, I am at a bit of a loss as to what my next goal will be.

No, I am never running a full marathon. That is just nuts.

Blogging has been an inspiring journey for me and I am coming back into it at this point in my life for a little bit of more inspiration.

What should my next fitness challenge be?

 

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3 Responses to Hello All!

  1. Joy says:

    Welcome back! I vote for triathlon:-)

  2. Vanessa says:

    Good to see you back to blogging!

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