Tuesday, August 02, 2011
It's been awhile since I've been this overwhelmed and frustrated, but I find myself ready to snap and scream for quiet. My work situation is the main cause of this - I'm tired of a lazy co-worker getting by with murder AND getting paid, while I do the majority of his job, plus I'm training new staff and trying to hold my own responsibilities together during our absolute busiest time of the year. On top of that I'm dealing with frustrated, angry parents (I work at a university) who are upset about the costs.
Add to all of that, I'm not sleeping well and for the first time in my year on SP, I'm struggling with getting up in the morning to work out. This is my 4th week of struggling and I hate it. I did manage to get in a 2 mile walk in 86 degrees at 5AM - YUCK- and I am still hitting my minimum of 90 min a week, but that is happening because we are taking long bike rides on the weekends. I'm also struggling with finding an acceptable form of cardio that doesn't aggravate my hip issues. Running is out, the elliptical is iffy and walking isn't much better. Biking is the only thing I can do without pain, but at 4:30/5AM it isn't practical, nor is it at 6 PM when the temp is over 100. AND I'm stuck on a 6 month plateau. ARRRGH!!!!!
I'm out of sorts and I just don't like it. Ok - enough whining for now-my lunch hour is over and I have to get back to work.