Well, life has happened and unfortunately it has gotten in the way of my habits. It’s been a good 3 or more weeks since I’ve been on my exercise regimen.
It’s been so busy at work, and last week a close friend of mine passed away unexpectedly. It’s really thrown a wrench in my routine. My emotions have been all over the place and instead of reaching for the trails to heal me like I would like to do, I’ve been turning to comfort food and wine.
I bought a treadmill over the weekend to keep in the living room so now I have no excuse for when the weather is bad or not wanting to drive the 15 minutes to the gym after work. I just spent a half hour on it and feel so much better already. Just a measly 1.7 miles. I suppose it’s better than no miles.
Next Saturday we leave for our Smoky Mountain vacation and it could not come at a better time. I need some serious time to reflect and enjoy the company of the mountains and my husband uninterrupted. Work, stress and just…general sadness this month have been overwhelming. I apologize for the tone of this post as I’m usually a more positive and realistic person.
I am making this post to hold myself accountable. I hope to come back to this safe place of mine in a week before we leave, and make an entry with heightened spirits and a better grasp on everything. Really needing outside time.
I can’t wait to explore GSMNP.