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Back to the overtime schedule

Monday, July 08, 2013

OK, little break over. Last week I only worked 32 hours: since I had a half day vacation already on the books, plus a holiday, and they only mandated 4 hours of OT, I did the minimum required, and as my blogs show, I took full advantage of the opportunity to be active. Which showed nothing more than that if I'm NOT working OT, and especially with an extra day off, I can do it. I can train well, rest well, and feel good about me.

This week, we're back to 8 hours OT mandated, and no holidays or vacation days. I am two weeks out from the Cornhusker State Games. I'm thinking my bike commutes may be the extent of my cycling, and if I get them in two or three days, I will call it good. Hoping for combining a brick run on the end of one of them, and maybe an after work jog on a day I drive. Defer swim to next Sunday, my next full day off.

So, that's the activity plan. As for the rest, standard work "line in the sand" pep talk:

* Remember to hydrate extra, it's Summertime, Summertime, sum-sum-summertime! emoticon

* Eat what's in the bag, it's full of healthy things you packed for that purpose. emoticon

* Remember to go to recess. It's good for the mind, not just the body. emoticon

* Prioritize what you work on, and remember Who the real boss is! emoticon

* And of course, get to bed on time! Rest is an important part of self-care, too. emoticon

Balance, people. LIFE is about balance. And it is *good*. Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Be proud, I ate what was in the bag!

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RONNIEHUEY 7/9/2013 3:30AM


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MSLZZY 7/8/2013 10:51PM

    Nothing like mandatory OT to push you into making the most of what time you have and keeping a balance in your life is essential. HUGS!

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PATRICIAAK 7/8/2013 9:40PM


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DOGLADY13 7/8/2013 8:18PM

    Balance is good, indeed. My partner in crime at work dragged me out right at 5pm today.

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GABY1948 7/8/2013 3:56PM

    Have a great week, Barb...I love it when you are doing so's absolutely contagious!

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SPINNINGJW 7/8/2013 11:47AM

    If you want, I will take you to a lake next Sunday for an "open water" swim. Harder to judge distance, but I know how to set up a "course"

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KALIGIRL 7/8/2013 11:33AM

    Here's to the REAL boss!
Will catch up soon.
Absolutely emoticon emoticon and with all the food and drink didn't gain a pound!

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LESLIELENORE 7/8/2013 11:02AM

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LINDAKAY228 7/8/2013 10:04AM

    Some weeks have more free time than others. Glad you were able to get in a lot last week.

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CHIRPGIRL 7/8/2013 8:49AM

    Yup. It's all about balance... emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 7/8/2013 8:33AM

    Great pep talk. Yes, you're the boss!!

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KELLIEBEAN 7/8/2013 8:31AM

    I always like your pep talks. Gets me on the right track for the day.

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LEANJEAN6 7/8/2013 8:13AM

    naps are good too-----LOL------You are a very active person!------A good day is one where yu get a workout in eh?--Lynda emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 7/8/2013 7:54AM

    Great plan Barbara


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SABLENESS 7/8/2013 7:52AM

    You're lucky you can commute on your bike. I used to be able to walk to work, but not with present job. Hang in there with the overtime and take care of yourself. emoticon

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CONCHA77 7/8/2013 7:51AM

    Great plan! I am also getting back into the groove and will be trying my "balancing act" with work and sparking. Have a great week!

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