When Life Does Not Comply

I’ve been trying to be good.  Last week, I really really wanted to do the most I could.

But sometimes, it’s not because you’re lazy: it’s because THINGS HAPPEN.

And lemme tell you, things sure did happen last week.

For one, there were a LOT of fires last week.  All over San Diego.  If you’re in SD and you missed hearing about them, are you Donna Noble or something?  (If you don’t get the reference, Google her name.)

Basically, there were evacuations: packing our house up and leaving the city.  We stayed the night up north in Temecula, then I had to get ready for work and drive back down.  The fires are out now, but guess what else happened?  I got in my first car accident.

Go figure.

I’m okay.  I’m just frustrated and my back hurts now and my car is dented and I’m stressed.  I’ve been spending extra time on this and it sucks.  At least it wasn’t my fault, right?

My biggest comfort in all this is the following:  That I’m actually thinking about working out.  I’m not totally distracted, where I forget about it completely, like in the past.  This week, even with all this going on, I was thinking about my steps, and the pool, and wanting to get in some crunches, maybe hold a plank or two or ten.  Lift some weights.  Do some squats.  It was constantly on my mind.  I was actually bummed out when I didn’t get to do these things.

This, my friends, is quite a magical feeling!!

So anyway.  When life does not comply, when life goes on without you (or so it seems), it’s okay.  That’s not always going to happen.  As long as you’re being diligent and working hard when you do have the time….well, things are bound to happen, yeah? 🙂

This is not the end.


Just Keep Swimming?

Our neighbors across the street have a great pool.  It overlooks a beautiful area of Escondido, hills and trees and pretty houses.  Last night, we finally went swimming there.  It was a late night swim, nearly 9:00 by the time we finally got over there.  Our neighbors are currently out of town, so we had the place to ourselves.  We laughed so hard, loving the cold water after this disgusting hot weather.  We got to watch a giant moon rise over the mountains, shrouded in leftover smoke from the recent fires.

In short, it was beautiful.  And I felt very refreshed.  I was laughing, for a long time after we got out of the pool, and I slept really really hard that night.  Don’t laugh at me: I haven’t been swimming in a long time.

I won’t be able to go for a swim all the time, but if I’m going to make exercise a part of my routine, I’ll want to spice it up sometimes with new activities and also ones I can’t get to that often.  One of those things, I have decided, will be swimming.  I’m excited to do laps and try some pool-related exercises, but mostly I’m just excited for that rush of lightness I felt when I was in the pool.  It was so nice, especially after a stressful week.  And because I’m a late-night person anyway, and because the moon was so beautiful, and I could see the stars, I will probably make it a night thing.  After a long day, when I have an hour in the evening, I will go swimming.

This is not the end.