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Face The Music Friday #62: The One With All The Training

on January 23, 2015

Oh, hey. Hi there. Remember me?

First, let’s get the training out of the way. I’m not gonna use the usual format because there are too many missed weeks to type up, so here’s a screenshot of this month. Not too shabby if I say so myself.


January Training


Things are going well so far with the running. I can definitely tell my yoga is helping so I’m glad I’ve stuck with it. Running 4 days a week has been tough, but manageable so far. I’ve stuck almost religiously with the plan I’m following with the exception of skipping one long run day to catch up on some rest and skipping my Thursday run this week because my hips were really sore from doing a double workout on Tuesday. I still did yoga in it’s place, so I’ll call it a win.

Let’s move on and be a little more serious. I want to thank my blogger friends who have left comments checking in on me. It makes the interwebs feel a little smaller and it’s nice to know people notice when you’re not around.

Depression and anxiety are a nasty duo. One or the other is bad enough on it’s own. It’s not been a good few months. Every day is a struggle to just get out of bed. I think my training hasn’t suffered only because it’s one thing I can control. I have people to be accountable to as well.




On the plus side, I have an amazing network of friends (who really are family) keeping my head above water. I’m entering into more intensive therapy while taking a leave of absence from work for a short time. I’ve even gone back on medication to help level me out. It’s been a long while since I’ve taken anything and am hoping this will only be temporary.



Since I’ve missed so many weeks of blogging, I owe you a few songs. These are some of my obsessions lately. Music is a huge part of helping me feel better. Headphones in, volume up, turn off the whirlwind.


Robert Delong – Long Way Down



Fitz & The Tantrums – Fools Gold



Yelawolf – Till It’s Gone














24 responses to “Face The Music Friday #62: The One With All The Training

  1. Kristin says:

    Yaaay!! Yoga + running = awesome sauce!!! Seriously, yoga keeps me injury free!! You’re rockin’ your workouts!! XOXO

  2. Jules says:

    Love you SO much! Always here for you. matter what. You can kick the shit out of depression! I know you can! You did a flippin Go Ruck! 😉 REH! XOXOX

  3. I was glad to see your post! Sorry you are having a rough go of things though. Despite that, that is some impressive solid training.-nice.

  4. ((Hugs)) i have been thinking of you, esp Fridays. Keep your head ARE stronger than depression. You’re doing amazing with your running-i’m really proud of you!
    My husband recently started working out again (after a long absence) and it has lessened the anxiety for him. The feeling of control absolutely plays a part in it! Keep on keeping on, girl-you’ve GOT this.

  5. (((HUGS))) I’ve been thinking of you too lately. Great job with the training schedule though! That’s really great that that is helping too.

  6. Jess@Flying Feet In Faith says:

    Yoga is SO good for body AND mind! Hugs and good vibes your way sweets. Keep running. 🙂

  7. CARLA says:

    ((((BIG BIG BIG BIG HUGS((((((

  8. haleyduke17 says:

    Keep up with the yoga babe. That helps so much with the mental part of our lives. And it just feels so good sometimes too. And glad to hear from you. You are strong enough to take back control.

  9. dgobs says:

    Sending hugs ❤ And major props for that month of workouts!

  10. d20girl says:

    Awesome job on the training! I can only do three days a week of running and I’ve been SLACK on my cross training lately. I struggle with depression and anxiety too and have gone on and off mild meds from time to time. When Eli was hospitalized this summer it threw me into a tailspin and I’m still digging out of it. I think I need to recommit to some yoga because I know it helps me so very much when I do it! Thanks for reminding me, I think I’ll change my workout plans this week from PiYo (which I haven’t been doing anyways!) to yoga. Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way.

  11. Sorry about the depression. Gosh I’m impressed though at how tough you are and how motivated still. Yoga is totally awesome for you! Good luck girl!

  12. Your training looks like it is going great. You did so much this month, which is really tough with this chilly weather. I am also so happy that you have such an amazing network of people around you.
    I am NOT happy about your STUPID Patriots though.
    Sorry had to get that out of my system. We got our butts kicked.

    • Courtney says:

      LOL! I didn’t have the heart to say anything to you after that game. I felt bad for them. By the end, they just looked like they wanted it to just end, poor guys. Luck is young though. I think he has a bright future. And thanks 🙂

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