Holy moley! It has been a while. My apologies to all my new readers! I have been a neglectful blogger, although I have been super determined to consistently blog since starting. Here is a little update on what I have been up to.
Well first off, I’ve ran my first 10km race! In the snow, no less, in Vancouver! It was actually so amazing. I fell off a bit of the training bandwagon a few weeks before my run, but I was determined to complete the race and gave myself a time of 1 hour and 30 minutes. I thought this would give me some breathing room. Waking up to the middle of a snow storm before my race, only added to my nerves. I was really scared going into it but once I started running the nerves melted away, similar to the snow. I actually surpassed my expectations finishing in a time of 1 hour 7 minutes and 44 seconds! Following that race, I’m now really looking forward to the Seawheeze Half Marathon in August. My nerves are also starting to really build! I’m also contemplating to sign up for another 10km in the meantime, will keep you updated if that happens.
On a separate note, I think I’ve started to really focus on my own personal happiness. I’ve been really in the area of trying to impress people and fit in this perfect little box. It has recently dawned on me that I want to be spending my time, enjoying the things I do. By trying to impress people and really caring about what they think, I am only hurting my own happiness. This point was also mentioned by Hillary Clinton recently, when she spoke in Vancouver and was originally pointed out to me by Jen Schaeffers What really clued me in to this recently (again), was when I volunteered with the Vancouver Home and Garden Show. I thought this would be a great opportunity to get in the community and meet some new people. In reality, I really have no interest in home design or gardens. The conditions were not fantastic, having to stand on a concrete floor for 5 hours. I really didn’t think this would bother me, but boy was my back sore. Could definitely feel a compression in my lower back by the end of it.
But this was a great experience to show me that I want to spend my time volunteering for things I enjoy and that will contribute to my skill set. I’ve actually taken on a few volunteer projects, which I think fit perfectly with this goal. I’m really excited for all these opportunities and am really enjoying my time and ability to time manage so I can contribute significantly to all these projects. I really look forward to making connections and also developing my professional social media skill set with these projects.
I promise to try to blog once a week moving forward.
*image from DearLifeILoveYou on Instagram