Tuesday, July 05, 2011
With July here, I am finding myself smack dab in the middle of the summer that I miss so dearly during the cold midwestern winters. It feels like it has come on suddenly and is speeding past. In my nature, I want to add on activites endlessly, but am coming torealize that as I do, other important activities suffer. So, this month, I am trying to take the tie to be quiet ... even if it means not doing or accomplishing EVEYTHING I think I should or want to do.
I am continuing to try to find enough time to train for my halfs this Sept and Oct but still get my work and home and church obligations done. In addition, I am trying not to let cross training fall completely away. This may require that I do some more biking, swimming etc instead of the classes that I have come to rely on. I have found that I can swim as cross training while still enjoying family time, or couple short errands with biking or jogging. This allows me to get in the fitness and still get oher committments and obligations done.
This morning is a light morning and although I would have loved to get in a yoga class, I am taking time to get things accomplished at home before work and then my women's group tonight. I also had a phone interview for another position at the Home Depot. This would be a merchandising position...lots of early mornings and some travel, but a fairly regular schedule and FULL TIME w/benefits. This Friday I hope to be able to speak with the manager of the team that I am hoping to join. Just having a more stable schedule would be a great asset in giving me mroe balance and the added benefits of full time would be awesome!
Tomorrow, I have a full day off, so I hope to double up on my fitness and then Thursday, I work, then drive an hour to the clinical trial location and the official start of that program. Friday and Saturday are two very full work days and then Sunday a day of rest.....hoping to meet up with some buddies for our long run.
I don't know if I will ever get this "balance" thing, but I keep on trying - and like one of my favorite quotes says, "You can't fail (or lose), if you don't give up!"