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Monday, October 14, 2013

I can't believe it, but somehow I've lost a pound. I seriously hope it's not a pound of muscle. I would have thought with all the crazy restaurant shops, the fall festival food, and not tracking my food I'd weigh at least 5 pounds more than last month, but lo and behold, I get on the scale and it tells me I'm down a little over a pound. Woot!

So here's the thing -- this scale is not great. I mean, it's fine for noticing loss, but it's old and creaky, and I think it measure me slightly LESS than I really weigh (or at least less than what I weigh at the doctor's office.) So I'm going to invest in a new one. It's not much - $25 I think - but I'm getting a better one. I wasn't going to. I was just going to play it by ear, but as I start this serious running training, I want to make sure I'm re-hydrating properly, and I'd like to be able to track minor fluctuations a little better. Maybe. I don't know. For $25 I could also get some cold weather running pants, so hmm...

My bike is still sitting in pieces in the parlor because we don't have metric wrenches. DAD!!! FIX IT!!!! I guess I'll have to call him again.

Little Bear and I have been walking -- not long, just 1-2 miles, but I know it helps. He gets in his "coupe" and I walk him around the block a few times. It gets me out of the house and doesn't hurt my foot (which seems to be doing much better now that I let it rest.)

I'm ready to run. I'm champing at the bit to run, but I'm keeping it low-impact until the Indy show. So in between walks, I'm planning out my fall/winter schedule of 5ks and looking at area half marathons. I want to do some of the branded ones, like the Rock and Roll half, the Hot Chocolate run, and one of those women's princess runs, the ones where you get a tiara for finishing. :) In between those, we have a bunch of trail runs and charity 5ks here. I'm wondering about the feasibility of running a 5k in the morning and then doing a trail run in the evening? I guess I can try it once.

There was a trail run yesterday that I wish I had done, and was actually planning to do, until I had this foot issue. I have to remember that dance is my first physical priority -- I have to be healthy to dance, and I have to be in the best shape to dance. If that means resting or taking time off from running, I have to accept that.

The year is winding down. It's already halfway through October, and although I have fall decorations out, I haven't done any Halloween ones. Little Bear and I will carve the "punkin" when we get back from Indy, but this year that may be our only Halloween acknowledgement. :( I feel bad about that. I think I need help with time management.

Today is going to be insane. Although ordinarily I get a little annoyed at last-minute private lesson cancellations, my Monday students cancelled on me, which was a blessing in disguise. I somehow took on WAY more that I should have as far as shopping. And of course they call me when they have an emergency shop, so now I have a lunch shop (which is okay -- I know what they are looking for) a phone call shop I have to record, a survey shop (already done!) and the bog one -- a phone call and visit to a nursing home. Oi! Plus I have to get Little Bear down for a nap, we have Kindermusik tonight at 5:15, and I still have to rehearse and send the practice video. AND I have to submit all the shop info because I'm on the road all day tomorrow to go to St. Louis. OI and a HALF!!!!

Why do I overschedule myself? Well, I need the money, for one. But I also like being busy. I could just do with being not QUITE so busy.

I took off yesterday afternoon and watched a couple of hours of Dance Moms (!) and worked on this lace scarf I've been knitting. I should be putting Bear's sweater together, but I keep forgetting about it. Bad Mommy!

Ah, if I can get through this week, the rest of October will be cake. All 10 days of it :)

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    Love reading your blogs!!!
    1678 days ago
    You sound like me, a whole lot like me. I over schedule myself, and then it makes me "Too busy," but if I am NOT "Too busy" then I feel lazy, tired, and I don't want to do anything. Either way it is a challenge.

    1679 days ago
    First - breathe deeply. You can do it, but try to set up limits on yourself as far as scheduling things. Making a little more money does not necessarily balance out the stress that sort of craziness brings into your life. Take care of yourself in the process. emoticon emoticon
    1679 days ago
    Girl, girl, girl! Don't forget that you need just a 'little' breathing time! But I understand... sometimes it's feast or famine on all the choices of things to do. Keep blogging so that we can stay current with you!
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    1679 days ago
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