Friday, October 15, 2010

Officially Registered

I did it.

I registered and paid the registration fee for the half marathon. Woo! I'm excited... and nervous that I've gotten myself into something I won't actually be able to handle.

It was raining yesterday so C and I skipped our training. Otherwise, we've been doing really well. Last weekend we did 5 miles and this weekend we'll be doing 6 (as always, running as far as we can and then walking). I look forward to the long ones so that I can convince myself that I will be able to do this.

C hasn't felt secure enough to register yet. She might tonight but now I'll be going with or without her.

I'm down to under 500 unread posts! 421 as we speak...

I've gone "blog-rupt" on some blogs that I don't often comment on or newer ones I was just starting to read but the ones I am the most involved with, I just can't mark all posts as read. I'll skim and skip commenting as I have to and eventually get all caught up.

I really like all the weekly blog events I see everywhere, like "Perfect Moment Monday" and "Wordless Wednesday" etc., but I know myself well enough to not join in. I'd never keep up with it. A few weeks ago though I was sitting at a stop-light (yes, I was driving) and I noticed the most beautiful sky full of clouds I've ever seen. I'm happy I had enough time at the light to take a picture.

It really doesn't do the scene justice but it was amazing. Just sitting there looking at the sky made me happy to be alive.

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.