Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So -- I've had a good day.
This morning the stress was massive -- but I talked to the Park Ops guy again, got my questions answered, and it's full speed ahead!!! The paperwork for this step is now in the Pres of the club's hands, so it's all on him. Which is kind of bugging me because I thought he was going to get it in today, but he's waiting on some more feedback from the rest of the Officers and it should still happen tomorrow, but at this point if it gets screwed up IT'S ON HIM. MWAHAHA.
And I get to concentrate on recruiting worker bee rowers to do all the rest of the stuff that needs to happen - which is more fun anyway.
OH and getting money raised. I've also tried to convince the club to set up a paypal account and add a Donate button to our website, but honestly making change happen with them is a little difficult... so we'll see. If it happens I'll share the link and maybe the SparkWorld will be able to help us race, too! :D hehe.
It was my boss's birthday today and while I am a pro at turning down work food, I could not turn down the amazing cupcakes one of my co-workers made. I wish I had remembered that my camera was in my purse so I could take a picture.
Let me describe - BIG chocolate cupcake, chocolate frosting, chocolate graham crackers crushed into fine crumbs and dusted on top of the frosting to make it look like dirt, a gummy worm and some candy bones/skull on top, and a Milano cookie w/ RIP piped on it sticking halfway into the cake, tombstone style.
I was so impressed!!!
It was worth the deviation from my regularly scheduled plan. I did not eat my planned snack or part of my lunch, still had a great filling healthy lunch... AFTER the best lunchtime run ever.
When I started out it was sunny and breezy... and it got more cloudy and more breezy into straight up WINDY as I went along!!! I think at first I was running away from where the storm was brewing, and then when I turned around I was running towards it, but it was moving so I wasn't fast enough to catch it. (YaY no rain on me!) But I did hear some thunder and see some lightening on the way back!
It was so magical at times. I was definitely grinning. The wind was crazy!!! Leaves were falling out of the trees - first time I've seen that this year!!! They were blowing across at a like... 45 degree angle to the ground in a floaty beautiful way, like a massive cloud of magic dust or something. I felt like I was in a fairy tale! :) My ponytail was being blown around by the wind, which was fun cause I was like - HEY!! I have HAIR that can be BLOWN IN THE WIND now! At one point near the end, the wind was coming straight behind me and I was literally feeling pushed forward. It was truly excellent. I also saw a few other runners, and passed in the opposite direction this one silver fox TWICE. He smiled and waved both times and looked like he was enjoying the weather, too. There were these two runners that I had seen last time I did a lunchtime run and I never looked the one in the face until this time and he looked way different than I thought he did out of my peripheral vision which was kinda weird. HAHA.
OK. So that's it for now. Great run. Rowing (I HOPE if enough people show up, grr) and running tomorrow morning. Tonight I have a couple friends coming over to watch SYTYCD with us which is exciting.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
These daily blogs help keep me going!
So to check in:
Run - 5 miles, felt great
Fundraising - met w/ Park Operations, picked a spot, waiting on a response to some questions before submitting our Special Permit... grrr... President is following up on some other stuff letting me feel slightly stress relieved however.
Calories - so far so good today.
Got some stuff done this morning - washed some dishes, hard boiled eggs, cooked chicken, cooked rice... also did laundry yesterday which I failed to mention. So feeling a bit more accomplished in that arena.
Still so much on the plate this week, but everything will be ok.
The run was a great stress reliever this morning and it felt awesome.
Also I bought a foam roller on Sunday and really used it for the first time today and that was cool.
Monday, September 14, 2009
I ate a little nutso today. I never felt overstuffed... but maybe I should have.
HAHAHA. Let's just say there was some chocolate and ice cream involved.
It wasn't horrible, but it really was more food than I should have had. I fell into the habit of grazing while at home by myself.
Until a couple hours ago when I left the house to come to work, I said to myself that it was because I was home alone bored, but when I got to thinking about it I realized that it's REALLY due to some major stress I'm experiencing trying to get together a fundraiser for my rowing club on top of all the other stuff I'm doing.
I AM MAJORLY BUSY.
I feel like I'm letting down my hubby w/ the housekeeping and cooking not up to what I usually do, and then I looked at my inbox today and had like fivethousand spark blog subscription emails and felt really overwhelmed. The stress makes me feel so apathetic. I just want to lay on the couch and mope. HAHAHA.
On a positive note -- my weight was down a bit this morning. Hopefully my eating today didn't demolish that. (Honestly I don't think it will, I think I will be just fine after getting back on track the rest of the week.)
But to help lighten my load a bit, to destress and set myself up for success a bit more I basically unsubscribed from blogs. I had been reading everyone's I was subscribed to and commenting on most, but I think it will help me to just check in on folks when I can instead of letting the emails sit there like a weight on my shoulders.
It's REALLY FREAKING WEIRD how hard we can be on ourselves for little things. I feel so obligated to be supportive of all my sparkfriends to the utmost degree -- really because I care about you all in a way that's a little strange considering we're internetonly for the most part... but I really care about seeing you succeed and because I've been there and done it, I want to lend as much support from my experience as possible. I feel a sense of responsibility for being a good friend.
But I need to be really honest with myself about what underlying issues are causing me to freak out. NO it's not replying to every blog as much as it is about other things, but that's one thing I feel like I can reduce to help simplify. The fundraising thing is sUPER stressful, but it's also really important to me to help support the rowing club and based on how I feel like I've had to drag the club through the process of getting this going I really don't know if it would happen without me pushing it along. It's also going to directly benefit ME by helping to offset the costs of competing in the regatta(s) I want to do. So while this is a major stressor right now, I do not want to eliminate it.
Instead the plan is to simplify where I can in life, and to be honest about the stress this thing is causing me and delegate responsibility for it as SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Right now we're still trying to negotiate our location for the event and until we have that nailed down, the other things can't really start happening... that SHOULD get completed tomorrow and once that's out of the way I think I will feel very relieved.
Wish me luck!!!!
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