Countdown to @RunCarlsbad: 131 days
Happy Labor Day everyone! While the rest of you were enjoying your beer & BBQ I’ve been slaving away doing homework. I had three things on my to-do list for this weekend, in no particular order:
- Study and take a test for my Nutrition class.
- Do the dishes that have been piling up while I studied for my test.
- Go to the grocery store to stock up on food since I’ve been too busy studying for my test to get groceries.
I’m pleased to say that everything on my list is now checked off. I’m a little annoyed that I only got a ‘B’ on the test though. It was much harder than I expected and I’m glad it’s over. If I never see another salivary amylase, hepatic portal vein or epiglottis again it will be too soon. Up next…Carbohydrates. Yay!
Saturday was a cheat day and it may or may not have trickled over into Sunday. Thankfully I got my
shit act together and went to the store today so I’m stocked up on healthy food choices for the week.
Last night when I was walking the dog I ran into one of the owners of In Motion Fit and had a great chat about my knee issues. She was very encouraging and gave me a few suggestions. The best part is that she’s confident that I still have enough time to train so I’m not giving up yet. I’m going to try and get into P/T for a few weeks and see if that helps. I also got a knee brace and some tape. Fingers crossed I can do a short jog tomorrow and test things out.
I’m enjoying every morsel of downtime remaining today because starting tomorrow life will be going at warp speed until mid-January. Three major events, several smaller events, a huge PR and fundraising campaign, year-end, the holidays, 10 days in Ireland and more. Obviously my nervous breakdown is getting pushed back yet again.
The most important thing happening this week is my daughter’s 16th birthday. I cannot believe she’s already 16 because it seems like just last week we were bringing her home from the hospital. I got her the best gift ever and cannot wait to give it to her. (No, it’s not a car. However, I’m dying to buy her a Vespa with a sidecar for her tuba. How cool would that be?)
The 2nd most important thing happening this week…attending the launch party for the LAFD Foundation’s 2016 Firefighter Calendar. Calm down, it’s just market research for my project next year. If you’re itching to get your hands on a firefighter calendar that supports the men and women of LAFD then click here to pre-order. Fingers crossed you’ll be ordering one for SDFD next year! (Yes, I have the best job EVER!)
On that note…let me leave you with a little Monday Motivation before I potty the dog and hunt down a glass of wine.
Maybe the difference between the people who can and who can’t has nothing to do with their bodies. Maybe the difference is what’s in their dreams. -Jennifer Graham, Confessions of a Fat Runner
So what’s in your dream? How do you stay focused and on course when you want to throw in the towel?
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