Monday, October 11, 2010

1000+ Unread Posts

Did you know that google reader only counts up to 1000 unread posts? Then it puts a little + after the 1000, rolls its eyes at you, and gives up.

I miss blogging - writing and reading - but I had to give it up for a while. I think it was contributing to my stress.

Things are getting better. I don't feel so out of control at work anymore and my stress levels are definitely down.

About 2 weeks before my vacation I had a major wake-up call at work when I had to start working like crazy on a matter that was incredibly busy. One day in particular I worked for ~17 hours. That sounds like it would increase stress, and it did, but it also kicked my ass and got me back in the swing of things. Then R and I both took the last week in Sept off and really had a great vacation. I still don't like work, but I feel like I'm dealing with it better now.

C and I are currently on week 5 of our 12 week training program for the half marathon. I still really want to do it and am getting excited but I'm also intimidated by the 13.1 miles and by the price for what amounts to a 3 day "vacation". If I sign up by 10/15 I'll get $10 off the registration fee and they'll enter you in a contest to win free hotel nights and show tickets. Now THAT would be awesome :)

So, I'd love to catch up on all my unread posts but I don't think that's going to happen. I am trying though. Don't be surprised if you get some extremely late comments from me.


  1. The title of your post made me laugh even before I opened it up! I can totally sympathize :)

    I hope you win the hotel nights and best of luck with your training!

  2. Wow that is a lot of posts to read. Your description of google reader rolling it's eyes at you made me laugh. Glad to hear your doing and feeling better.

  3. So excited about your half marathon training! And very impressed!!!

  4. I've hit that "1000+" unread posts in my reader a few times. In fact, I just had it glaring me in the face last week. So what I do is declare reader bankruptcy. Then I start all over. Having so many blogs to catch up on is just ridiculous and quite impossible. So deleting them all and starting anew is the way to go.

    Good job on your training for the 1/2 marathon. I'm so very proud of you!

  5. You are a rock star with this training!

  6. So GOOD to see a post from you!! Wow 1000+ unread posts eh? I think Nancy's idea is a good one, declare reader bankruptcy and start again lol!


  7. Ah, better late than never - and just imagine what it will feel like when you cross the finish line!

  8. Rolling its eyes -- lol!

    I'm still inspired by your half-marathon training. Not inspired enough, of course, to get up off this couch.

    Thanks for your good wishes about my blog name!