Sunday, July 28, 2013
I know I haven't blogged for 2 months, I can hardly believe that. I feel like I fell off the wagon and then got run over by it, and backed over by it.... repeatedly. I was so crazy busy for most of the last 2 months...it's unreal.
The first half of June was Army Annual Training and then I was back home and things were insanely busy with disease cases and other health department things... and some very very sick people. July was continuing at a similarly busy pace and then I went to a weeklong Disaster Response training in Alabama that was amazing! I finally have some breathing room, back to regular life... as regular as it ever gets around here.
But of course, I am potentially about to really play snowglobe with my life... a really amazing job opportunity has opened up in the suburbs of Portland, OR. I want this job. It is perfect, exactly what I'm doing now but at nearly 2X the pay in the area that we want to relocate to. So even though Portland is more $$ than Missouri, It will still be a 25% increase in pay.
So, today, I ran the Show Me States Games 5K. My time was about 34:15. It was far from my best, but I have been trying to get my mojo back over the past month and last week was actually the best I have had in working out consistently and eating within calories for the past couple of months. Too much busy, too much sick & tired all really added into a downward spiral of bad eating and not working out enough. Somehow, though, I didn't gain weight.
I was feeling the desire to go out and run... but my body just kept saying "you didn't train enough". I feel good that I didn't walk 2/3 of the race like I did in June, when I REALLY wasn't feeling it. I'm making that my low point.
So going forward... Turtles in Peanut Butter!!