In Uncategorized on July 30, 2012 at 7:28 am
I’ve tried blogging the past few days and have come up short. I’ve started several posts and have then lost the motivation to finish them. It’s been over 2 months since I last posted and we’ve had a busy summer to say the least. Here’s a quick rundown:
May: Taylor left for a 2 month long training exercise.
June: I ran my first marathon, the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll series. I finished in 4:23, a time I was extremely happy with. That was by far the biggest physical and mental challenge I have ever been through. Everything from excitement, nervousness, feeling defeated (around mile 20), anger (that I had signed up for that stupid race), and finally accomplishment and a sense of pride in what my body had just endured. I cried the last entire mile because I knew I would finish, and finish in one piece. I ran every step of the way, determined to not walk it. Since finishing it, I’ve had absolutely NO motivation to train. So in true Cayla fashion, I sign up for another half marathon. I have 3 weeks left to train. My goal is to hit 2 hours or under. I’m finally just starting to feel normal again when I run and not completely, physically drained. I’ve changed the way I approach running and try not to be so competitive with myself. When I push myself too hard, what I love about running and training gets lost somewhere. 
Later in June, one of my dearest friends came to visit for two weeks. It was definitely the best two weeks I’ve had in a long time. We explored SD non-stop and soaked up the SoCal sun and just enjoyed each others company. 
Mid-July, we welcomed Taylor back home and Sophie has been thrilled having him home. 
I have taken on the challenge of becoming a personal fitness trainer. I’ve been studying non-stop and trying to learn as much as I can. I will take the 3-day course in mid-September. So prayers are greatly appreciated for that. Lots to learn!
I’m also strongly considering a half-Ironman distance triathlon. The 1 mile swim is an ocean swim which honestly scares me and is what has kept me from signing up just yet. I’ve been open water swimming at least once a week, but it’s a struggle for me and doesn’t come naturally. Running is therapeutic and biking is awesome, but swimming just does nothing for me. I get no satisfaction or enjoyment from it. So I’m starting to think Tri’s are not for me.
Sophie is growing and changing each day. She keeps us on our toes and the terrible two’s have about worn me out. But we are surviving! 
So there is a run down of our summer.
Over the next few months, once I’m certified and hopefully either working or continuing education, I will be over-hauling my blog into a more nutrition/fitness related one. 
Until the next post!

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