Monday, April 19, 2010

Excuses (Race report coming soon, for real!)

Hi Guys (she says sheepishly)...long time, no talk! I keep forgetting that this time of year is always (i.e. the last two years) a weird time for me. We're gearing up for testing with the kids, completing report cards and conferences, and having lots of meetings. In addition, this is also when job stress really mounts up. Things are looking pretty bleak for next year, but I'm trying not to think about it until I can actually hope to look for a job elsewhere (as of now, there are literally no openings in about a 40 mile radius around where I live). Bleh. Added to that is the happy stress of wedding planning which, while wonderful and fun, is another thing to do.

I'm sharing all this to try to excuse my subpar running, blogging, and general healthy living. Suddenly, my sneaky weight gain last spring makes a lot more sense, since I was going through all the same stuff (minus wedding planing) last year. 

However, like a smart person, I'm trying to learn from my mistakes and stop this downward spiral before I gain back everything I've lost this year. I stopped going to my weight watchers meetings with everything else, but I'm going to face the music and go back tonight. 
Good news, only gained 2 lbs over the last 5 or so weeks of indulgence :). I've feeling remotivated and much more optimistic about reaching lifetime by the wedding. Just 4.4 lbs to go!

I am already getting geared up for my next race - the Big Sur 10.6. Ed's doing the marathon and my sister and her husband are doing the 9 mile walk. It should be great!

I did have every intention of writing my race report tonight, but alas, it's bedtime. Hopefully tomorrow :).


runningtwig said...

That stinks about the job...we have to beg people to teach out here!

Good luck in the race!

Jean said...

All the best to you, Addy. I hope things will work out just fine for you on the job front.

Best wishes to you in your upcoming race. I understand Big Sur is gorgeous!