Hello! How's everyone doing?
As you may have noticed, I disappeared in the middle of Buff Buddies (awkward). My schooling got more difficult and then my mental health had another set back, forcing me to withdraw from my classes once again. It was a big blow, having to do that two semesters in a row, but it made me realize that school isn't something I'm capable of handling right now. I've decided to take the next year off and focus on my fitness and work.
Work hasn't been great lately, so I find myself in the incredibly competitive job hunting category again. Thanks to the problems with the oil field (I live in Alberta, Canada if you don't know) jobs are insanely difficult to find at the moment. I'm lucky to have one already, but they aren't willing to give me the hours I was told I could have once school was over. I found an open position at a gym in town here that I applied for. There are actually two positions as customer service specialists, and I've applied. I really hope I get this job, because it looks fantastic. A friend of mine used to work for this gym as a personal trainer and she said it was great. I have all the skills they need, plus the bonus of being bilingual. Fingers crossed that I'll hear back from them soon!
Now onto the more interesting part of life right now!
As I said during Buff Buddies, I'm still training for the Spartan Race in September. I've volunteered to help with registration and such the day before my race, and I'm super excited about that! I can get a letter of recommendation and everything from that, so it will be nice to have something else to add to my resume. I have had to slow down on training a little bit as there seems to be something going on with my shoulder. I've given it the last few weeks off, sticking to my runs and nothing else. I went in to the doctor's to have my shoulder checked out a while ago and he couldn't find anything wrong with it. He sent a referral to get some x-rays and an ultrasound done, and I was supposed to hear from the clinic but they haven't contacted me yet. I'm going to be phoning them tomorrow to figure out what's going on. My mum thinks I might have a soft tissue injury, but I'm really hoping that's not it since those take a long time to heal. Today was the first day I've done arm and upper body exercises since before my doctor's appointment, so tomorrow I'll find out whether I actually still have a problem or not.
Anyway, I'm hoping to start updating more often again. If anyone's interested in what my workouts look like, let me know and I'll start posting those!
Hope everyone's doing well!