In need of inspiration
Sunday, April 12, 2009
The last month and a half has been a struggle for me, with challenges on several fronts. I've been at the office after hours many evenings and even a weekend, missed my workouts several times a week due to last minute job demands, experienced the joy of a new challenge and a job well done, only to watch it dissipate in the face of bizarre and mean-spirited office politics targeted at my boss, who is an exceptionally kind and fun person to work for. It's very sad and frustrating.
Meanwhile, on the home front, it has been 8 weeks since my husband was offered a job that was supposed to start as soon as he received a clearance that was only supposed to take 4-6 weeks. We are still waiting. My husband has also had to travel several times over the last few months to assist his father in accommodating his mother's desire to return home from a nursing facility, while still requiring 24 hour a day care.
The good stuff, such as it is. I still manage to exercise about every other day, and I have added some running, biking and weight training to my routine walking. I started a training program for beginning women runners this past week, which is sponsored by my local Road Runners Club. Yesterday we trained in pouring rain. Since February, I have been biking on weekends whenever the weather permits it. Last weekend, a friend and I covered 24 miles. Unfortunately, she is busy today, and I am still trying to find my "get up and go." It is sunny today, but a little bit chillier than I had hoped for. I'm sure I'll do something.
To all of my Sparkfriends: I thank you all for your encouragement and support, which have been so important to me, and I will try to get back to regular blogging.