Using Exercise To Cope

My grandma passed away on Friday morning. She’s the one who I spoke about in my post about writing and storytelling (“So You Wanna Be An Author”). Her passing was expected but it doesn’t lessen the pain and the grief. My sister and I went on a leisurely (ok … semi-leisurely) 16.5 mile bike rideContinue reading “Using Exercise To Cope”

Depression Is A Disease Of Perspective

Earlier this week, I was watching a video game critic’s deep-dive analysis of The Last of Us Part II. For the non-gamers of the world, The Last of Us is a two-part video game series created by the publishing company Naughty Dog. It’s part shooter, part survival horror, and part grim post-apocalyptic role playing gameContinue reading “Depression Is A Disease Of Perspective”

Graduation, Hiking, and Mental Health

Although today was suppose to be a rest day, I needed to get out of the house and process some feelings. Today is graduation day for the Class of 2020…or at least it would’ve been in another time. There are three awesome people who plan the Senior Lock in each year and I am oneContinue reading “Graduation, Hiking, and Mental Health”

Encountering and Overcoming My “Blerch”

Feel free to take a look at The Oatmeal comic that I reference to fully understand “The Blerch”: https://theoatmeal.com/comics/running I weigh-in twice a week, once on a Monday and once on a Friday and I record the lower of the two weights. Today’s weigh-in showed no weight loss. In fact, since I started training overContinue reading “Encountering and Overcoming My “Blerch””

A Bad Case of the “I Don’t Wannas”

I’ve been in a difficult headspace these past two days. Yesterday’s rest day was indeed restful, but I spent most of the day feeling guilty that I should be “doing more.” I should be doing more as a teacher, as a wife, as an athlete in training. I shouldn’t have half a chocolate bar. IContinue reading “A Bad Case of the “I Don’t Wannas””