Week 5 of training was quite a roller coaster ride. Stephen and I registered for our first race of the year, Robie Creek. I had less pain, so I was able to progress my pace significantly 🙌🏻 Implemented cross training into my program with my physical therapist. Bouldering is feeling more natural again, got to break in my new sport climbing harness, and learned how to be the belayer. 🧗♀️ To finish the week off, I spent the day with my girl Jamie snowshoeing and meditating in @yoga_unearthed class. 🧘🏻♀️
During yoga, I learned something profound. I’m not ok with unrest in my spirit. As things were great last week, I was also hit with bad news at the end of the week as well. I had an ultrasound, and they discovered I have an ovarian cyst and an endometrial polyp. Good news is we know what’s been causing all the pain, but don’t know how severe it actually is yet. I will have to retest in 6 weeks, and the results will determine the next plan of action. I’m afraid of what my life may or may not be. Will it change? How will it change? Can I proceed with training as I’ve been super psyched for these races this year? I’ve tried to not focus on all the negative scenarios, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit the nagging fear had kicked my ass a little bit yesterday.
After realizing I’m not ok, I had to make a choice. Focus on the here and now because that is the only thing I’m in control of on this ride. Also, even with all this craziness, I am fortunate to be healthy enough to hit the trails again and go to my place of serenity. 🏃🏻♀️ - 3 days ago