Today I ran with my healthy dog to the community garden to pull weeds and then play a round of disc golf with my honey. As I was running home I thought about last year at this time and how I was a miserable person on crutches and unable to do much of anything. 2015 was a shit-storm in general, but it ended well and 2016 has been pretty darn good so far!

I have about 4 blog posts saved that I started in the past couple of months, but none of them seemed to be really accurate about where I was at. By the time I had saved it and came back to finish it, my goals had changed or I had a new idea that made the post unnecessary. It’s worse than writer’s block!

So where am I at? That is a really good question. I have been off-and-on training for nothing in particular. I had a very stressful spring with my dog and training buddy getting very sick, costing a lot of money and energy. It was awful and I had to cancel a lot of races due to monetary reasons. I’m so glad that I hadn’t signed up for IMCDA!

This year, for sure I’ll be doing Frank Dunn Triathlon in Waskesiu in August. However, I think that will be all. Not training for anything has been interesting, it’s really all about health and enjoyment. I have started racing myself on different rides and runs – can I bike my 20km route faster than last time? Stuff like that. It’s pretty fun. I mean, I’m still a competitive person and one that likes to get better. I’ve all but cut out long distances at this point. I’m not there right now, but am not ruling it out right now. I need to do a lot of things differently if I want to do long distance again. I just don’t have the energy to do it.

I sure am thankful, though, that I can go out for a quick 2-mile run. I don’t think I needed to have the broken foot last year in order to be thankful for being able to run, but it does make it more prominent in my mind.

Something that I have been consistent about is my diet. I have all but cut out bread and wheat. It’s not for any stance against gluten, but more about having a more diverse diet. I found myself eating toast and sandwiches all the time. It was so limiting. Now I drink smoothies and oatmeal and fruit in the morning. I eat lettuce wraps and find alternatives to pasta, like stews and quinoa salad. I made an African peanut stew last week and it was freaking delicious! Next time I make it I’ll take a picture and post it on here with the recipe.

That’s it for now! I’m excited that I got this post done!

Caillou's sunny spot
Now healhy, this is Caillou’s sunny spot

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