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Rest and Reschedule


Sunday, April 28, 2013

I've accomplished several tasks that I probably would not have gotten finished had I done my usually run yesterday and all my training this week. For Christmas I was given a big collage frame that holds 25 pictures. Yesterday I got it all the way I wanted and hubby helped hang it! Feels good to get that done.

Another project I started on is cleaning out our 38 gallon aquarium. For several years we had beautiful fish and really enjoyed them. Then our 10 gallon aquarium, which had been producing such a good supply of baby guppies that I was constantly looking for good homes for them, sprung a leak and we quickly had to get all our fish in one tank. Well, that upset the balance and the guppies seemed okay but would not reproduce in the big tank. Then things got worse and we had a big die off. One expert told DH that we had overcleaned the tank and killed off the good bacteria. Could be so, although he did make a sale of $15 for good bacteria. But we never used it. I was sad and in no mood to replace fish. It has been several years now and I think I would like some fish again. Got a start on the tank, but we need some new equipment before we really get into it again.

So I'm hoping when I try running tomorrow eve that my muscles will be well enough that I can embrace my training plan fully. We'll see.

I think this time of rest showed me that I do give up some things when I prioritize running and cross training. I'm hoping to have the discipline and planning skills to get more accomplished even after I'm back running four days a week, cycling one, and swimming one, keeping the grandkids 4-6 days per week, plus keeping house and cooking for DH and I, as well as cooking for extended family at least 3 meals a week. I want it all!!!
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AQUAGIRL08 4/29/2013 10:04PM

    I admire you for putting your health needs at the top of your "to do list", Marsha. You have a lot on your plate and it would be easy to let fitness slide but you have not done that. Not only does exercise give you pleasure, it is great for your body. In a round about way, taking time to work out enables you to be able to do all of the other important things on your list because it keeps you healthy and strong!

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GABY1948 4/29/2013 6:08PM

    I say go for it! As long as you can and have your health then just GO FOR IT! emoticon

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LEWILL1982 4/29/2013 4:40PM

    I'm right there with you. We tend to let slide, some responsibilities in order to get everything done. I wrote about that on Saturday in my own blog. I am behind on cleaning my apartment for one. Hope you are feeling good and your run goes well. I am sitting at my desk, with 20 minutes to go, looking forward to my run this evening and I just heard the first rumbles of thunder! Hopefully, it won't last long!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/29/2013 1:25PM

    You certainly have a full life and you deserve to "have it all." Hope your first run after the rest is successful and ache free.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/29/2013 9:19AM

    So happy to hear that you took some rest time. Hope you were able to relax also during your rest. WAY TO GO on getting those tasks completed!!! I sure hope everything turns out well when you are ready to start running again today. Prioritizing is always on top of my list because 24 hours a day sometimes just isn't enough to accomplish all that I want to get done. lol!!! Good luck on getting to have it all. You are so busy, I don't know how you do it all!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen
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SHRINKINGSHERI 4/29/2013 7:31AM

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UZA77777 4/29/2013 12:39AM

    What a busy, busy person you tend to be. Wow! Great you got some "rest" at home this weekend, getting lots done. Pretty amazing.

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WATERMELLEN 4/28/2013 8:30PM

    They say that fish tanks are so soothing and meditative . . . I'm thinking that your rest time was well spent! Your regular schedule is so very very busy!!

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GOLFGMA 4/28/2013 8:21PM

    I want it all too, but, my body doesn't seem to get the message. I think my whole life is about finding a balance I can live with and feel useful. emoticon

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MANDELOVICH 4/28/2013 8:09PM

    Wow, you have an amazingly busy schedule! My mother always says, "The more you do, the more you get done!" But I'm glad you got that forced rest time so you could do a few fun house things too!
I hope your run tomorrow is great and that you feel really well.

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MIRAGE727 4/28/2013 6:51PM

    It's all about a delicate balance. You'll find it, Marsha! You're doing good!
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NATPLUMMER 4/28/2013 6:47PM

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JOYINKY 4/28/2013 6:18PM

    I agree with ONEKIDSMOM. Balance! Otherwise the price can be too high. Be well.

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STONECOT 4/28/2013 4:49PM

    About your fish tank. Try and get under gravel filters, not the ones attached to the pump. They are available from Amazon, but are sightly old fashioned nowadays. I don't care, they still work the best. My tank only needs cleaning about every six to nine months. In fact at the moment it has been uncleaned since March 2012! The water is still clean, but the glass needs cleaning, undergravel filters are very efficient. This is a 36" tank of tropical fish.

P.S. I set up and cleaned out fishtanks for a chain of petshops in the UK for 10 years.

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NANCYPAT1 4/28/2013 4:44PM

    It sounds like you had a productive day. Keep on making progress.

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BOROFITGIRL 4/28/2013 4:24PM

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COOP9002 4/28/2013 4:08PM

    Sounds like what all of us want.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/28/2013 3:25PM

    that's great!

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COCK-ROBIN 4/28/2013 3:25PM

    that's great!

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/28/2013 3:10PM

    I had to laugh at the "I want it all!!!" My mother used to intone, "you can have ANYTHING, you just can't have EVERYTHING all at once." We all get just those 24 hours each day... up to us to decide what to do with them!

Balance... balance... balance... that's the goal, right?

Spark & smile on, my Sunshiny friend!

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MSLZZY 4/28/2013 3:08PM

    Don't we all! Good luck!

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