Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thinking Out Loud

Hello Blog World! It has been awhile. I know I have been a hermit but I have my reasons. So today I decided to link up with Amanda from Running with Spoons in order to get some things out of my chest.

Well for starters I have been away from the blogger world because I have been down in the dumps with my workouts especially my running. I started the blog to hold myself accountable and to motivate others. How can I post anything when I can't practice what I preach?  My plantar fasciitis has been really painful and I have only been able to run once in the past week and a half. It just depresses me to know I can't do the one thing that helps me clear my head.

Another reason is that...well it is incredibly busy at work. I know it is an excuse but honestly my body and brain are exhausted from working at the hospital. If you have been reading the blog you know that I am a Respiratory Therapists at a children's hospital. Right now is the busiest time of the year for us. We are short staffed and over worked due to the high acuity of patients. We have been breaking records of patients coming in through the Emergency Department.  Since we are short staffed I tend to be on my feet all day doing treatments, checking on ventilators, etc. and it aggravates my feet. I can barely walk by the end of the day sometimes because the pain is so bad. At least I am in great company at work! :)

So then when you add no running, no working out, and crazy work stress, I get all mopey and depressed. Basically I am in a funk. A deep funk.  There are some other pending issues that are also creating high anxiety for me. Can't really elaborate on those until I find more answers but just know I am really trying to make positive changes.  My anxiety level is super high and I need to snap out of it but once I get into it, it is hard to get out of.  What usually helps is my running but haven't been able to do that so I am trying other ways to find my workout mojo back. I hear yoga is nice for relaxation so I have been thinking of doing that. I have been so tired that I haven't even read some of my other favorite blogs. It all stops today though.

No more excuses. I have to get back to my normal self because this Daisy is just plain depressing. Life gets in the way...I get it but I set some goals for myself this year and I need to turn these goals/dreams into realities. Okay enough of my soap opera, I am actually heading out the door and driving down to San Diego for a REALLY short trip. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  1. Sorry to hear about the funk, lady. I feel like it's s lot easier to fall into one of those at this time of the year, with the weather and everything being so nasty. And is there any way you could get a good sweat session in outside of running? I know it might not be your first choice, but cross-training can give you a nice little endorphin boost and help with the funk :)

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  3. I hope things start to turn around for you Daisy! Acknowledging you are in a funk is a big first step towards fighting the funk :)

  4. Hope your PF gets better! It's tough getting into and being in a funk, but once you get out of it, it's bliss!!