So why is it I can think, dream and articulate all these wonderful things I want to do and not act on them? Maybe this blog will help me figure that out, or at least get me to start doing some of them.
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
Family willing baby-sit, dog-sit and house-sit. So lucky.
For some how losing another pound this past week despite the lavish weekend I had.
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.