Tuesday, August 31, 2010

its like back to school

This week, I decided to treat my life like it was back to school time. First day of the new semester, first day of classes. And though I didn't actually have a summer vacation to return from, I did have a student starting this week, so it kind of is the first day of a new semester.

Just like back to school, when you had a million things going on: get in, get all your stuff moved into the dorm, go to the book store and get all your books and supplies, catch up with all your friends, and vow to stay on top of all your classes. I got a million things going on. I'm planning an informal reunion with some college friends, a work outing at the Life is Good concert, and a big girlfriend trip in October. I have three more sprint tri's before the end of the season (I'm hoping Hurricane Earl doesn't cancell this weekend's) and a half marathon in October. I have two work projects and a new student.

But during back to school, nobody is overwhelmed at the prospect of all the work. Everyone is excited and eager to get started and optomistic about the outcome. Which is what I decided to be.

So I'm attacking all the projects with an optomistic attitude. I'm striving for a PR in the half marathon inspired by this girl and this guy I've jumped whole heartedly into a dieting and exercise overhaul. (no more skipping a workout to sit at home and eat ice cream for me!)

September is usually a good month. I know it will be this year!

Monday, August 30, 2010

I'm back

So I've been slacking off a bit during the summer. For a number of reasons. Mainly that work gets so busy in the summer and summer is so short: time is precious. I thought that sitting at the computer was probably not the best use of my time when it was so nice out.

But also because I was going through one of those "non-sharing" phases. Do you know what I'm talking about? When you feel like your feelings are YOURS and you don't want anyone else to know them. When you get very protective and selfish about your thoughts, feelings, time, activities.

I often get this way about running. I oscillate between wanting to join up with a running group and then feeling like running is MY time to think and be alone. Sometimes I don't want to share my running time with anyone else.

This summer, I kind of felt that way about blogging. I just wanted my thoughts in my head and nowhere else.

But lately, I've been feeling rather cranky and moody. My thoughts swimming around my head have been rather mean-spirited, toward both myself and others. I think a lot of this can be attributed to eating poorly and drinking too much. But perhaps also because those thoughts have been kept locked in my head.

When I first started blogging, I did so to get those relentless mean post break-up thoughts out of my head. And I do think it helped. A lot.

SO now, while I am in a deep blue funk, and before I drop down into something more than a funk, I'm returning to the blogging world. And eating better.

I got lots to share. See ya tomorrow!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


I can't believe it's August. AUGUST! Where the heck did all the time go? And -- I posted twice in July. I spent so much time at work in July and summer is so short and the weather is so summery... I just didn't feel that the best use of my limited time would be in front of the computer, you know?

I did fairly well with the July goals, and did most everything that involved being outdoors but not a couple that involved being inside (like the DVD classes). And was doing the Artist Way thing like I did last year, just not doing any posts on them.

In light of the above, I have come up with ONE goal for August. One big giant, glorious, ingenious goal for August:


May seem like an anti goal. But for a perfectionist, over organizing, perpetual list making, gets too caught up in being the absolute best I can possibly be person like myself, this is a giant step forward. Time to throw preperation and lists to the wind.

I'm going to make as many mistakes as is humanly possible.

Anyone care to join me?