Roadblocks

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

Robert Burns

Have you ever dreamed big and hit a roadblock?

I was 12 weeks in to my marathon prep for Brighton Marathon and woke up in the middle of the night with the most excruciating pain in my head.

As I lay there doing a quick assessment, I tried to calm my fears by convincing myself that it was a migraine.

Only, it didn’t feel like a migraine.

For the next few hours I tried to sleep, then I got up and paced around, to no avail.

It was hideous.

The next day I got seen by my doctor, my blood pressure was sky-high.

“No running for you Bridget”. he said all grim-faced and quiet.

That was a week ago and I am still no closer to them finding out why.

They have ruled lots out – the usual suspects…. but they now have a question mark over my kidneys, heart and potential blockages somewhere.

Until they find out, I am not allowed to run.

I have cried, got angry (probably not the best thing given my predicament), googled stuff (also not a good idea) and generally felt rather sorry for myself.

BUT…. and it’s a big but…. it has led me to sit, feeling very uncomfortable with my feelings and work out another plan.

You see, I have come to realise that I had become totally out of balance.

I had become so strict with my training plan, so mindful of eating super healthily and sticking to a rigid diet in the hope of 100% health that I had  gone against the very golden rainbow that I was seeking.

Health and Happiness.

I wrote an instagram post about it here

When nothing goes right…go left.

I don’t know whether or not I will be able to run this marathon or not next month.

What I do know is right now, my heart is beating and I am ALIVE.

So I have faced a roadblock that I am going to go round in the only way I know how.

  1. Give love – nurture those around me with love, support my running buddies and continue my random acts of kindness.
  2. Find something to look forward to – I am mindful that I can’t plan too far ahead at the moment so tonight I am going to cook some delicious seafood.
  3. I have lowered my expectations –  I tend to get very down when I have high expectations so my motto for the near future is to expect nothing and be pleasantly surprised if plans happen.
  4. Do something – this is explained in the last part of this post.

 

Are you at a roadblock?

If, like me, you are in a similar position then try the 4 points above.  Experience has shown me that when I apply them, life becomes better again.

Whether it is the end of a relationship, a redundancy, an injury or you are stumped for an answer to something…. sit with it for a while and then take out a sheet of paper and do the above,

 

So what now?

So here I am today, sitting at my computer and if this last week has taught me anything it has given me a massive nudge to speak my truth in the hope that it gives you some strength and help along the way.

I have dabbled with blogging in the past but I have hidden behind a brand.

I have written about the world of dieting for so long, hidden behind my Six Pack Chick company.

I dabbled with my 40ish Me blog.

I have procrastinated and dabbled, edited and photoshopped.

Now I just want to speak from the heart.

I am approached so often by people who are unhappy.

  • Overweight and feeling trapped.
  • Unfit and wanting to change but not knowing ‘the how’.
  • Lacking a partner and feeling lonely.
  • Feeling unfulfilled and stuck.
  • In a job with Monday morning dread, every Sunday night.

All I know RIGHT now is that I need to get my truth out there, I have a burning desire to write from the heart.

I have had to ditch my perfectionism and face the roadblock, so I am setting this site live and unpolished.

That is the first step in my recovery.

With huge love

Bridget Hunt Entrepreneur Blog Business Female