I have spent the last couple of Covid years studiously ignoring this blog. My life is much changed, I have lost my training mojo on so many dimensions. Just an overall change of pace. Many things have changed, in my sporting, volunteering and business landscape over the last two years. Injuries, new directions and priorities. A new dog. Children growing up.
From a training and sports perspective a knee injury and loss of motivation in lockdown have combined to set me back a long way. Not forgetting a horrible triathlon where I abandoned the swim when I couldn’t breath properly in my wetsuit. I did get to my 3rd dan in taekwondo, just got over that line in the middle of lockdown. But lockdowns have been challenging in many respectcts, like having no space to train at home. Plus timing challenges and injuries have been lame excuses for getting way behind where I had been hoping to be. No squash – definitely not a Covid sport. Strange and disrupted football seasons, and fewer opportunities to be motivated by spending time with others. As you can see, a bunch of excuses. 2022 is starting better, even though my knees seem to be on a downhill track that can only be managed not reversed.
From a volunteering perspective, I am still enjoying being involved in football. I was very honoured to be made a life member of my football club at the end of 2021. I am enjoying mentoring students and other young people through a number of programs. It reflects my commitment to giving back professionally and personally, and works well with the teaching I am increasingly involved in professionally. A big life transition.
And now that I’m kind of caught up, perhaps if I commit to blogging each month, I’ll get more committed to the training goals again!