Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I did my 3rd 5k Sat. The time was the slowest because I agreed to walk with co-workers...one has hip problems so we kept her pace. It was hard not to take off even though I really wanted to do this as a team. I finding conflicting thoughts in my own head interesting. The event was very well organized and super-fun and I WILL be doing it again next year.
My knee pain slipped away again. I think it could be new insoles but I don't know. Whatever the case, I did my fastest 4.15 mile route yesterday without trying. On my first run interval, I didn't check the time until 3 mins of running ...that has never happened, and it was on hills. It was the bit of good performance I needed to help balance out a less than joyful workday.
Work is incredibly busy. I'm back to working 12-14 hr/day. The good news is that I'm not working as much on the weekends and I'm not working 16 hour days. (Trying to look at the glass half-full) Besides the large workload, there are a lot of stress-causing issues to handle and it's getting old.
My work stress has sort of spilled over to my virtual SP life. It's strange. Not going to elaborate.
But a big thanks to my Spark Friends who are supportive and believe in me. So many of you touch me and keep me going. Your virtual belief in me makes a very real difference in my very real life. I'm sorry for not being on much to read all of your blogs and updates and to thank you in a respectable amount of time for goodies and notes, etc.
With stress normally comes bad food choices and overeating. It normally means I'm sedentary and my stress relief is watching TV or doing something mindless. I guess that was the old normal. I haven't been reaching for food and I'm still getting my exercise done. Ok, one exception is the one week of the month where common sense goes out the window with food. But other than that, I am a changed girl. I never believed I could change like this. I thought it would be an always-battle situation instead of a sometimes-battle. If someone would have told me that where I am today was possible in 14 months after starting SP, I probably wouldn't have started - it probably would have been way too much pressure.
Now I just need to get my work balanced so hubby and I have time to eat right, exercise, and take care of life while getting my job done. I'll get through this. I don't know how most of the time, but I'm taking it hour by hour or minute by minute.