Thursday, February 9, 2012

livin' in the summer lake sparkle

Well well well, we are 1 month and 8 days into 2012 and I gots to say so far so good.  I am really digging the 12 and as predicted she has far.
I have been doing my best to stick to all of the goals I set out for myself.  I am doing ok if I do say so myself.  Life is busy but there is always time for whats important.  my heart has never been more open...Jesse would argue this is because of my new weekly practice of yoga.  He has stated more then once:  An open heart is because of open hips.  Not going to lie, it seems to be true.

Running is going swimmingly, I have been feeling like my old self on the energy side of things and I am back into the whole quality over quantity.  Before christmas and after New York I was doing too much!  I was averaging 9 or so work outs a week, where quantity was definitely outweighing the quality levels.  I was not listening to my inner voice and I was pushing through when I actually needed some straight up rest.  I seem to be on a much better path...Actually worrying a lot less about all the little things and focussing more on the big picture and getting the mileage in.  Not every night is going to be a great work out but when I do have a GREAT, over the top, amazing one I make sure to bask in its glory.  My mileage is getting up there and until this week I have had really no pain.  As of Monday I have been feeling a twinge in my left achilles/lower calf.  Never experienced anything there before.  not stressing.  I made an appointment with K. Hood whom I know will fix me right up. Tuesday I wore my compression socks all day and rolled out my lefty any chance I got.  yep, my colleagues now officially think I am nuts.  During my long runs I notice my leg turn over to be quicker and overall less tired and stronger.  My long runs have been noticeably faster.  I have been running a lot more by feel instead of distance which seems to be working a lot better for me.  Why is the coach always right?  My goals are still in place and although I keep feeling the need to deviate the coach and Jess always seem to bring me back to my path.  Probably a good thing since my track record with deviating has not been so successful.  It usually has ended in an awful hurt or injury.  Must stick to the plan!

On the real life side of things I seem to be dealing with things with more thought and at the right time.  With the wise words from Shel, I try to see things from a different lense and learn from each situation.  There is value in everything we do.  There is no room for hate or drama in this life of mine.  We all have enough concerns.  I am loving people for who they are and what they are.  Thats it, thats all.  Sometimes its easier then other times. The universe has its plan and as Sam said so many years ago, it will protect me from the world.  I have always said this but for the first time I truly I comprehend it.  The last month or so I forgiven myself for the things I have harbored and carried for so long.  I am not perfect.  and sorry peeps, I never will be.  I am what and who I am, just trying to be the best Sarah Vingoe I can be.  I have tried so hard to relish in the moments more so then ever before.  I have added new little routines to my weekly life that have helped remind me of how sweet and how short life truly is.  We only get each moment once!  So simple but so easily forgotten.

You know in the dog days of summer, when its hottter then hot and you are sitting by the lake reading that silly book about teenage love and you take a peak at the lake over your shades and the sun is hitting it just so it sparkles like a real diamond should?...  And the mere sight of this sparkle makes your heart skip a beat?...  That is 2012 so far.  Yep the summer lake sparkle.  so much great has already happened and so much great to come! OH and so much great I don't even know about yet!  I really cannot wait...Every morning when I hop out of bed I look forward to the adventures, challenges and sparkles that await!  gonna keep reveling in the summer lake sparkle, my friends.

V. xo


Tim said...

GREAT post!

100% with you on the Summer Lake Sparkle vibe.





V. said...

Aww Thanks Tim for your nice comment AND for reading!