Friday, April 20, 2012

It's been a while

Sorry for the lack of blogging, I am still getting used to making sure to update and inform....LOL. Alot has taken place the past weeks so hold on tight cause this is going to be a bit of a ride. It all began a couple weeks ago with the trip to my specialists office. Although I had been doing fairly well they decided it was time to up the Humira dosage and see if I would get better results. I can not say I am happy but I guess I am willing to try almost anything to live pain free. I started to find that the injections were not lasting throughout the two week period so now I will part take in my FUN injection "stinger" every ten days. Although I sit patiently waiting for the magic day I go into remission for a couple months the hopes of this is slowly leaving my mind as I start taking more meds.....ON the bright side as per my usual routine I use that frustration and turn it into motivation. I am currently training for the Scotiabank Half Marathon. This past Sunday I ran the furthest I have ever ran which is 11.44 Kms. I have been running on Sundays with my sister and her running group so I have slowly made it past the halfway mark on my training. The fact that I even have gone this far is truly amazing. It just goes to show you mind over matter really works. On March 25th I participated in my Diva on a run 8k race. Finishing 2 minutes quicker then last year I was THRILLED!!!! I finished with a sore hip and a stitch in my side but again the point is I finished. This is a photo of me with 1k left to run.

I believe if  I just poor my heart into it I will be able to complete each run with flying colors. I was lucky enough to start hill training and I am sure this will open a whole new chapter of pain, but  honestly just think about the finish line for the half marathon and know everything I put into this I will get out of this. If I can give any advice about running goals I would strongly suggest to run with a group and try to stay at the front. It will make you work harder and accountable if you fall behind. I also recommend listening to some great music and using a running app on your phone to tract how you are doing. 

I recently celebrated my 34th birthday, WOW 34. Every year I have written myself a little note to remind of the past years events. This year I decided not too. I was not a huge fan of this past year and since my new attitude is to just live and accept the moments that happen I decided not to write about 33. I feel older. I feel like I look older and I am changing. My views are a little different, my appearance a little different and my head in a better place. For me age is not about the number it is truly how I feel. A couple years ago I felt like a 70 year old in a 30 year old body, today I feel like  34 year old in a 45 year old body. This is GOOD. I am able to accomplish more right now then I have ever been able to. It makes me feel good to know I have set some goals and one at a time I will compete them. I am a trying really hard to be a goal type person. If  I do not have something to look forward to I tend to drift. So to all those who are drifting and submerged in frustration with your arthritis try to find something to look forward to. I find this honestly really helps me.

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