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I'm Gonna . . . . . .

Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm Gonna is apparently my code for "never gonna happen." As I come back to this blog time after time and write the exact same words about how I'm going to get back on the rails or how I'm going to get organized a consistently and a little bit at a time. I really need to get past this procrastinating thing. And I know that if I did a little bit at a time it would be way better than doing none until everything is an emergency. I've always had a hard time getting into something unless I knew I had time to finish it. And my estimation of how long something is going to take is fatally flawed. I always see things taking exponentially longer than they really take. I know all these things about myself. So why am I having such a hard time overcoming the problem? I have a LOT of stuff to get done and I have backed myself into a corner on all of it. I'll spare the reader (and my future self) all of the ways I'm going to try and fix this. I need to quit thinking and writing and just DO IT. Stay tuned . . .

I'm having a hard time getting back into lock down mode. Actually, not a hard time, I just (apparently) haven't decided to do it. I missed a few workouts last week, but what I got in was really good. Among other things, I had a day with a kick butt elliptical workout followed by treadmill and yesterday Maura and I did the Accotink 10K (the walk from our house to and around the lake and back).

Still crazy off the rails of my plan with everything going on, but I'm sticking close to in the neighborhood of the rails and I'm still managing to lose around a pound a week - so I can't complain too much. And if I can maintain this rate of loss with the way I've been doing things, it would be pretty awesome. I'm almost always pretty conscious of my choices for food and workouts, but it has been nice to not have to think so hard all the time and for it to be ok to miss a workout once in awhile if I have to. I do have to get more serious about getting the running in though. I'm 12 weeks out from The Color Run and I WANT TO RUN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had a graduation party and our card party on Saturday after sitting on the couch and cleaning up the DVR (by watching hours of shows we had saved). Not productive, not exercise, but it was pretty awesome to not have to rush off for an entire day of activities without having a chance to wake up first. :) Yesterday, except for the long walk, was not much more productive, and we finished it off with shrimp and lobster tacos and craft beer at Rock Bottom Brewery - dining outside before the 100+ weather hits. Really nice day - even with the undercurrent of stress that will be with me until I'm ready for Mom's visit, Ty is tucked into his trip, and I get our first strategy debriefs meeting knocked out.

On Thursday we had the Bonnie Raitt concert. It was REALLY good!! The first time I saw her, she was with Bruce Hornsby, Jackson Browne, and Shawn Colvin. They all rocked out for three hours backing each other up on all of their music and had terrific energy together. I think it was the best concert I've ever seen. The next time I saw her she was on her own with a band I didn't love and she only played for about 45 minutes. Big disappointment after the first concert. Thursday, she had great energy and played for about 2 hours. It was a beautiful night and we were only meeting two other people, so it was way more relaxed than the normal - when we pull 20 or more people together and have to get there early enough to find a good place on the lawn for that many people. :)

This week is scary. Way busy at work, we have a baseball game Tuesday night, Thursday is Ty's passport appointment and hoping beyond hope that we can get the passport back in time for him to fly on Monday. And in the meantime, I have to get everything ready for my Mom's visit. She gets here on Saturday morning. Either after her drive up on Saturday or first thing on Sunday we're going to head out to Berryville so she can ride horses. A friend of mine is sponsoring a charity ride. And on Sunday afternoon we have sailing on the schooner. I got Mom and Bill tickets to do the trip and Maura and I are working crew. We'll probably have dinner at Cantina Marina. And on Monday morning they'll be headed up to NY already.

SO . . . . .cleaning, organizing, workouts, passports, eating right, horses, boats, meetings, research, STRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One bird at a time . . . . .

In one week, the worst will be over . . . .

Oh yeah, and I have a pool party to plan for about 100 people in three weeks. No problem. :-D
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  • _LINDA
    Wow! Another overloaded schedule of events!! How lucky awesome of you seeing all those music stars!!
    Good on you managing to keep the weight going in the right direction in spite of the obstacles..
    Nothing slows down Maura does it? Its amazing she can be working crew with a broken wrist!
    Usually, when deadlines are fast looming is when I get everything done, sometimes having to burn the midnight oil. Not enjoyable, putting everything off and then having a huge pile staring you in the face that needs to be done stat.
    Try to set what ever spare time you can squeeze in to get the critical tasks done first,,
    2077 days ago
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