It has been a long time since I’ve written. I know I’ve been on holiday, but this is ridiculous! Oh dear readers, I will be honest with you. I have been in such a rut, and I have been ashamed to write about my summer; however, I am tired of tormenting myself and have therefore decided to share with you the details of my summer thus far.
First things first: I have not been on a run in two weeks. Before that, it had also been two weeks, meaning that in the last four weeks, I have been running twice. TWICE. Not cool. OK, here come the excuses…
July was unbelievably hot in southern Ontario. If I wanted to run in the morning, it was humid. If I tried to run in the evening, it was super humid. It’s like I couldn’t get rid of the heat and humidity no matter what time of day I was out! Now that we are in August, it has been extremely wet and cold. OK, maybe “cold” is a strong word; it’s been very cool. Once again, if I tried to run in the morning, it was raining. If I tried to run in the evening, it was raining. Ugh!! I can’t believe it’s actually easier for me to go running in Dubai. What are the odds?? (ironically, it is also raining as I write this)
Second: the juicing has come to a stop. This has been the most disappointing. My MIL’s juicer is not the best; in fact, it irritates me more than anything else. It was taking me over an hour to make two juices. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to spend an hour every day of my summer juicing my fruits and veggies. Also, the juicer itself pretty much sucks. It would stop and stall, stop and stall, to the point where I would break out into a sweat and feel über-frustrated. I can’t wait to get back home and use my own (fast and easy) juicer.
As I said above, I think the juicing has upset me more than anything else. When Adam and I started juicing a few months ago, I felt better. I mean, my insides felt better. I felt like I was feeding my body what it needed: fresh fruits, veggies, vitamins, good health…you get the picture. Now, without being able to juice on a regular basis, I can feel my body saying “Whoa, slow down…wtf??” Seriously, I just feel…blegh.
It’s been a very busy summer. We have been dealing with a lot of family health issues (some very serious, some not so much), so much of our time has also been taken up with assisting, supporting, visiting, and loving. At least the loving part is good. ❤
Listen, I am not here to dwell on the past. What’s done is done; I can’t change the past two months. What I can do, however, is look forward to what we’ll be doing once we’re back home in Dubai. Adam is now committed to eating a plant-based diet (he doesn’t like the term “vegetarian,” so I just call him a FOK-er, after the “Forks over Knives” documentary ;)); he’s also decided to really give yoga a go. I’m very excited about that. When you have a partner who is moving along in life in a parallel manner with you, then everything else becomes much easier. Our running schedule is set, our juicing schedule is set, even our work schedule is set (Adam is still working on completing his MBA, so the work schedule thing is actually really important). But right now, I have dinner dates with friends, I have Eid coming up on Sunday (another feast with the entire family), and I have a lot more things I want to enjoy in Ontario before we leave next Thursday (eek!). Am I gonna feel guilty for not running and juicing? Yes. Am I gonna let this get me down? No, not really. I am in it for the long haul; this small glitch will not ruin the rest of my life. ‘Tis but a little bit of chaos in an otherwise orderly world. 😉
To all my friends and supporters, thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I hope to write on a more regular basis, but don’t be surprised if you don’t hear from me again until I’m settled back into our life in Dubai. Not long now…! 🙂