Although Facebook will continue its games to limit exposure, “In Mid Stride” is not selling anything, nor am I paid to endorse any product(s) or affiliation; it’s just me, SarahJeanne. After announcing that I fel…t that I fulfilled the goals I had when I created my Facebook page “In Mid Stride”, I had a nice outpouring of concern. Change is evident. Situations change, goals change, people change and grow!! So…I am steering the page in the direction I am heading and I am proposing a change. It is multifaceted, so I hope to reach more people dealing with same/similar issues and striving to reach their own personal “out there” goals.
In terms of running, I love it and can’t quit it!! Injury and off seasons are a part of the journey! So what better time to rebuild from base level up than the New Year!?! I hope you will join me and Coach Witt @Find Your Twitch, as he puts me through the paces. 2015 is going to be INCREDIBLE #bringiton2015 but it’s going to take some work! In 2015 my running goals are not going to be about how many miles I can log, or how much bling I can earn or even how many races I can run! Instead the emphasis will be getting fit, lean and strong #leanmachinein2015 With that being said, the local gym @Modern Health and Fitness reached out and will do a physical test to see where I am at: body fat to muscle ratio, test my strength and fitness (pull-ups, sit ups, aerobic fitness type) and of course weight. Thus we will have a start point and chart any progress/change!
A group from the local off road/trail runners offered to mentor me as I make the transition to ultra trail running! These guys are intense, however, they know my mindset and think this rebuilding year and the difficulty of ultra trails go hand in hand! So my BIG race will be an offroad 30 miler in October here close to home! So my family can be with me!! I miss them HORRIBLY when I am away from home for races, so I’m happy happy happy about that option. #IRUN4Isaac
My friend who is a body builder and nutritionist IFPA Pro Melissa Johnson is going to work with me to get back to eating healthy! I’m very excited about that!! With all the rolos, coffee drinks, Big Gulp soda pops and beer, etal I have consumed, I have really let things go and put on 8 pounds! I’m not worried about the weight, but it just shows me how far off of my routines that I have gotten
Another change I am super excited about will be the slant on #AutismAwareness. Before school let out this break I got my certification to be a Para Professional – which is just a fancy term for Special Education aide. I hope to start working with Special Needs kids emphasizing in ASD (Autism). I left the work force in 2003 when I had my first child, Aaron, so the entire return to the workforce in a completely different area than my education centered in will be a journey in itself!! With the birth of my second, Isaac, who was diagnosed with Autism at 18 months, my focus changed entirely to envelope all things autism! I plan to include more day to day going ons with regards to Isaac – what works, what doesn’t, what we are trying, have tried etc.
If #inMidStride is a fit for you, I hope that you will ‘like’ what I am posting and comment so we can keep the conversation going!! I have grown to love many of you and consider you friends! I want the path God has put me on to affect positively anyone who is receptive, but above all I am keeping it real!! I realize that not one page can be everything to everyone, so if In Mid Stride is no longer a fit for you, I hope that you can find an outlet that is. I have met many amaZING friends via this page outreach, so I know in fact that you are out there! HAPPY NEW YEAR STRIDERS!!