Thursday, May 21, 2015

I can do it and Tinkerbell

Hello my friends,

I know I totally suck as a blogger only dropping in once a month.

A lot has happened lately and my brain is in a bit of a spin.

So the last time I dropped by I had just signed up for Dopey this still running around my brain but I’m super excited about this challenge.

Meanwhile I went to do the Pixie Dust Challenge at Disneyland. It was the first time I’ve ever done a RunDisney 5K that started in the park.

At first I was totally confused as there was no corral on my bib, so I just made sure to be there when it opened.  As the race announcers talked they did refer to corral A, B and C. So in this case entirely dependant on when you arrived.

It had rained which made parts of the park uber slippery so I took it slow.  A super fun part was we were instructed to crow whenever we saw Peter Pan’s shadow and throughout the back lot they had projected images of Peter Pan. Well my crow sounds more like a rooster but it was super fun just as you came around the corner you’d hear crowing so you knew there was a Peter Pan.

Saturday was the 10K, I’ve done this one before and it was an enjoyable run. My favourite part of this one is were coming through California Adventure and a Pirate tried to haggle with me – “Arggh you keep the shadow and I’ll keep the gold” but my reply was “Argghh – no deal!”.  He called me a smart pirate.

Sunday was the half and it started out coolish but soon heated up.

Now I discovered when I laid out my run stuff that I again forgot the doohickey that attached to the heart monitor strap. My downfall is I wash the strap before and of course have to take that part. I didn’t check the strap and alas no HR capabilities. Now the last time this happened at Avengers I actually bought a new HR strap, well it was an improvement on my current one. Now this time I did check to see if there was a strap but there wasn’t so I ran without it. 

I’m typically always get a bit of chafing on my upper right arm just above the arm pit. I always thought that due to the HR strap as the closing part is right there. Wow this time it was pretty bad and all because of the sleeve on my RawThreads shirt. It seems like HR strap actually prevented it a bit.
My strategy for chafing is diaper cream first then when it starts to heal and crust over I switch to Vaseline. It drove me bananas when I got home because it was constantly rubbing against clothes but it’s finally mostly healed.

The following weekend I went to a Hay House “I can do it” conference in Edmonton. The original appeal was a chance to see Dr. Wayne Dyer in person but the two days were awesome. Out of 10 speakers I only found 2 a little meh.

I came home with a ton of books and homework, and quite a few aha moments. I really enjoyed Robert Holden as he’s got a great sense of humour while still relaying a poignant message.

There was a medium by the Colette  Baron-Reid that gave me goosebumps.  I know that not everyone believes in this sort of thing but I found the experience sincere.

Anita Moorjani was incredible describing her near death experience. 

I came home on Monday with my brain and heart full. The primary message we need to love ourselves and get the ego out of the way.

A lot of them also spoke of weight loss especially the self sabotage we bring on ourselves. For me that really comes down to self love. I sabotage because I’m scared of succeeding. Why am I scared of succeeding? Part of me thinks is I don’t know a skinny me, having been chubby all my life.

I need to let that go, if I honour my health and well being then I’ll discover who I am on the path.

1 comment:

Christina @ Love Yourself Healthy said...

Those races sound like a lot of fun!

It's hard to let go of our fear of the unknown; in our case, it's a skinny/healthy version of ourselves. I've been overweight pretty much my entire life; so much of my identity is wrapped up in "weight loss" that I have no idea what I'll do with myself once I get to a point of "weight maintenance." Like you said, I guess we'll figure it out along the way!