Today was the last day that my best friend here in town would call herself a Houstonian. 5 years we have been together, through thick and thin. We got into running, tris and kickboxing together. We are family, argue like sisters and love like them too. I thought I’d be ok with it but I totally miscalled it. Today was a roller coaster. It felt like being at a funeral; I was ok for a bit and then I’d remember what happening and fall apart again. This may seem a little extreme to some but when you’re an expat without family or friends and you restart in a new place with nothing, the networks that you build are pretty intense and we were both in the same boat so we are like peas in a pod.
I have a great training buddy who keeps me motivated but I feel like I need to really throw myself back into some serious focused training (don’t get me wrong – I’ve been training at the gym with the odd run *cough* thrown in, just not blogging about it) to get through the next few weeks. You know that feeling when the rug is whipped out from under you and you just feel sad and lost.. that’s it right there. I’m so lucky to have a friend that has made me feel that way, and even luckier to still have a fab support network here in Houston. I just feel like maybe now I need to do some evaluation and see where I go from here. I have a 2 year contract before I renew or go for a new adventure but maybe it’s time to start considering my options.
Anyway, before I was determined that I would blog about my sport etc but I found life got in the way but I have realised that this is all part of the journey and I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t ‘fess up to that part of it. I’m not obsessed, I’m just a weekend warrior who wants to live her life the best she possibly can so moving forward my blog posts will be about whatever I need to write about that is going on!
I’m off to sleep now as I’m planning to go run in the morning 😉 (ya know that famous quote that says “if the workout isn’t on the internet then it didn’t happen…. that!)
So, G, this one is for you, girl! xxxx