Slow and Steady

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Turn Around-It's my Friday!

Wednesday Hump Day sounds funny, but like an out and back run it marks the turn around to the work week. Except this week of course. I have the next few days off, but they are going to be packed full of to-do's. Tomorrow I will finally go to my first physical therapy appointment for this nagging ITB issue. If I am going to cross the finish line of the Nike Women's Marathon in October, it is probably best that I don't do it hobbling or worse, crawling. I will also be going to the eye doctor to get a new prescription, working in front of a computer screen all day continues to take it's toll. Friday I'll be in L.A. for a graduation and will be back at home Saturday. I hate short trips that require 6 hours in a car each way, but that is what we have planned, stupid family obligations to celebrate accomplishment.[kidding here] The upside is I will be stuffing my face with fabulous food for those 2 days, ok maybe not that much food, but more than I have been eating lately. Ooh and better yet, I get to sleep in 2 days in a row, love hotel fluffy beds.

First I need to survive the day. Today I am working a 10 hour day in hopes of squeezing in what I would've normally accomplished in a week. Then right after work is Book Club night. So excited, I love meeting up with my bookies. Tonight's read, The Help. If you haven't read it I won't spoil it for you, but according to the author's website it is going to be made into a movie soon. The story takes place in Mississippi in 1962 and tells a story from the perspective of a variety of characters, including the perspective of a maid, hence the title The Help. Great easy read and I would recommend it.

While I some how fit in dropping off the kids, working 8 1/2 hours, picking up the kids and a 2-hour board meeting last night, I did not fit in my 4 mile run. Running has really been taking a back seat lately. I was super sleepy last night from a sleepless night before with the Bug and just kind of zoned out in front of the TV. The downside is I should've spent that time packing for me short weekend trip to L.A. or going for my 4 mile run, or better yet actually sleeping! Today I am working a 10 hour day and going to book club, but no where do I see room for my 4 miler today either. I know you hear it every week, but I really need to step it up. My ITB is not going to get better if I don't get more consistent. I am certain it is overuse or the too much too soon thing that has prevented this injury from ever fully going away.

On the Horizon: I have Monday off too and will be shopping in the attic for skinny clothes. So excited because I am swimming in my work pants, not very professional. I will also spend Monday purging. Purging the attic, closets and junk drawers. I will be donating as much as possible and making a trip to the Shred-it company for all the paper crap I have saved because I felt like I didn't want to throw personal information in the trash. Going to be an exciting Monday, stay tuned. I hope to squeeze in a Friday Five before then and for sure will catch up with you all for a Sunday Summary. 

Thankful Three

  1. Family willing baby-sit, dog-sit and house-sit. So lucky.
  2. For some how losing another pound this past week despite the lavish weekend I had.
  3. For the perfectly prepared Ribeye steak I will be eating at a stop on the way to L.A....yeah not losing weight vegetarian style over here.

1 comment:

Christi said...

I hope you have a great weekend, you busy bee, you!