one girl's adventures in
the world of ultramarathons...
and other stuff...
slowly, but surely
When I first moved, I was living in New Jersey with my sister and commuting nearly four hours each day to work. During that time I didn't work out at all and felt really tired all the time. I was eating poorly (and not enough) and I lost a lot of energy and inertia that I had spent over a year building up.
In November I was able to move to Park Slope, Brooklyn and join a pretty amazing gym: CrossFit South Brooklyn. Since, I have been there I have been able to make some new friends and workout at least twice if not three times a week.
I am no where near the shape I was in in 2010, but am at least maintaining my conditioning and building strength (15 pound squat PR, what? what?). It's been a struggle to balance work and working out. Although, lately I have been starting to feel a little flame in the pit of my stomach reminding me how much I miss the competition and comraderie of ultras.
I think I will hit a tipping point in the next month or so and sign up for a race and commit to my old habits (including eating better, UGH!).
I miss my San Diego running buds dearly, so here's to finding some in Brooklyn!