Its Been A Monday All Week Long
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Mondays have a certain reputation, don’t they? They are typically full, busy, unpredictable, and many times exhausting. On those days, you’re lucky to get your “gotta-do” to-do lists done, much less your “wanna-do” to-do lists, right? And, if the truth be told, which list is your fitness plan on? Hmmm? Yeah, thought so.
Well, last week I had a Monday, pretty much every day of the week. Started out on Monday by visiting my husband’s aunt in the hospital and then running my daughter to the State Fair for her 4-H presentation - 3.5 hour drive down and 3.5 hour drive back... not to mention the actual time at the fair. Long day. No workout. No surprise.
On Tuesday my husband’s aunt passed away.
The “backstory” on Wednesday is that my husband hurt his back about 2 weeks ago. A few years ago he ruptured 2 discs and this episode is acting like a mini disc rupture. So, he’s not allowed to lift ANYTHING. But, he just can’t stay away from the job site for too long (construction) so he was going to go and just “supervise” someone else working. So, on Wednesday he comes home at noon with a splinter in his eye (and one in his hand) and requires a driver (me) to get him to and from the hospital and the pharmacy. Yeah, he was supervising alright. ;-)
Thursday was the first day of school for our school district. My daughter drives in (we live in the country) and on her way home the car literally blows up. Big noise, oil light comes on, oil all over the highway, and no slow lane to pull off on to (for you mechanical people, the timing belt broke/flew off - car is dead and not worth fixing). Wrecker can’t come for over an hour - oh joy. Once we get the car out of the line of traffic, we spend the rest of the day and into the evening desperately looking for another reasonably priced car for her to drive to school. (And we still don't have one a week later.)
On Friday we had Bob’s aunt’s funeral and Meet the Team Night for daughter’s volleyball team.
By Saturday I was determined to accomplish something before the whole week was gone and tackled the job of washing the house windows. Remember DH isn’t allowed to lift anything, but I had a stubborn window and he took to pounding the thing into submission. Yeah, that worked. He jolted his back, again, when it finally let loose, and set his healing back about a week - he’s back to walking now.....
With the way last week went, I will admit, I was off my game. I did get a couple of workouts in on the “slower” days, but not what I wanted or what I needed. It’s really easy to get thrown off track by events that pop up in life. I always have to remind myself that it isn’t a huge thing that I got thrown off. The huge thing is that I get back on! Life throws curve balls. Throw them back! What is your week looking like? What are you going to do about it? How are you going to handle it? If you get thrown off, are you going to get back on? Of course you are! Just as I am! Not every day in life is a Monday. Hit it hard on the ones that aren’t!