FRIDAY! Oh my goodness. I am so ready for this.
These last few weeks have been crazy for both me and Aaron. He’s switching positions within his company at the start of September, so he’s working 2 jobs right now in the transition (12 hour days, anyone?). And while I deal with deadlines and stressful situations all the time, I’m coming up on my busiest most stressful week of the year that is being made even more stressful thanks to two federal grant deadlines at the same time. (those feds require a lot of information).
Oh, and I’m hosting a bridal shower at my house this weekend which is fun (seriously, planning parties is what I live for), but I’m a bit OCD and every square inch of my house and yard must pass a white glove test, and I don’t do “small.” Go big or go home.
So, we’re both coming home exhausted, I’m trying to get everything done for the party, and we’re supposed to be training for a marathon.
Supposed to be.
We’ve been bad again this week. I’m burned out. Not from running really, but I’m just tired from life and at the end of a long work day/cleaning day, I’m not all about the running. And Aaron, who is usually the person in this relationship who makes sure we get out no matter what excuse I throw out, isn’t into it right now either. Perfect timing right? I’m still in constant awe of people who work stressful jobs every day, have kids, and still manage to run and dominate. You have my utmost respect, because I’m having a hard time. I didn’t run at all on Monday, and we put in 2 of the 5 miles we were supposed to yesterday (speed workouts have gone on as normal).
As you can see, I am so behind on everything (2 episodes behind in the Newsroom!!!), including blogging. I think your life will go on if you don’t know everything that’s happening in my life (you want to know? Right now I’m watching Love Actually which is a movie I have seen easily over 100 times and drinking a beer. Because stressful work days means more booze intake. I should write a book on how not to train for a marathon with lots of chapters on not running and drinking beer while watching Rom Com’s ….oh, and I should specify that I’m writing this on Thursday night. I rarely turn down a beer, but even I don’t make it a habit to drink at 7 am on a work day).
I’m mostly sad that I haven’t been able to keep up with your lives. Can’t you just stop being interesting for a couple of weeks?
I’ve missed pictures of Hawaii, Denmark, and Scottish Isles, new jobs, new babies (any other HRG readers out there amazed at how Janae looks perfect and acts perfect all the dang time including moments after giving birth in a city she moved to literally the day before?), new distances conquered, and everything else that y’all are talking about. And I hate that.
Also, I think it is silly when people write entire blog posts talking about not blogging. And yet, here we are.
Just to make things less silly…
1) Lance Armstrong: I’m pro Lance. I’m certain that EVERYONE in the pro cycling community dopes. I don’t think that makes it right, but Lance is an awesome athlete regardless. Guaranteed the dudes that now take over the titles doped too, so I’d rather have the strongest (doping) athlete have the title then the second strongest. Also, he has yet to fail a drug test.
2) Naked Price Harry: Why do I never get invited to these parties???
3) ING New York Marathon’s new “no bag check-in” bombshell: Have fun with that.
This is a fabulous back down off it weekend, 12 miles and 6 miles. I shall enjoy every second of the reduced mileage because its back up to a 30 mile weekend next week.
Have a fabulous weekend! And don’t do anything interesting without me!