In my last blog post (remember the one WEEKS ago when I said I would write more), I wrote “if you have time to complain about being too busy, you obviously have some free time.” Apparently writing this simple little sentence made someone, somewhere, very angry and they decided to put me in my place. I’ll start by admitting this one of the busiest times at work. A new semester means wrapping up an old one and starting a new, all at the same time. It means freaked out student who need career guidance NOW. And it means that there is so much energy and excitement that you can get caught up in which may cause you to over extend a little. Over the past week, I have gone in early, stayed late, and worked weekends. I worked almost 60 last week and my endless to do list just keeps growing and growing.
I haven’t gone for a run, strength trained, or been to the gym in over a week. I haven’t felt like cooking (this isn’t much of a surprise), going out after work, or even turning on my computer to even look at other people’s blogs in the evening. I have become a couch potato who binge watches old ABC Family shows on Freeform and goes to bed before it gets completely dark outside. Then, the next day I am up when the sun starts rising and I start the same routine all over again.
In just under 9 weeks I have my third half marathon in Lake Powell. I am woefully unprepared. I know I need to train. I spend time each week updating my training plan, erasing the previous week when I only finished maybe one training session. As I plan out my new training plan I tell myself that Monday I will start and nothing is going to stop me from my plan. I will get up early and run or workout before work. I know it’s going to feel good, that it’s going to set the stage for the rest of the day, but when the alarm goes off I tell myself that the plan can wait another day, I’ll start tomorrow – today I will just enjoy another 25 minutes of sleep and then I’ll go in to work early.
When I sat down to write this I thought I was going to prove to myself that you can be too busy, you can complain about it, and you can prove you don’t have any time for anything else. But, instead I just feel like a whiney twit who, if they can write this post, obviously has a little free time. So, no more excuses. No more do overs. No more waiting until Monday to start again. The writing will get more regular because I realized I have a lot to share. I haven’t even started to tell you all about our amazing trip to Peru! So, I leave you with a picture from a Peru and a promise to fill you in on the details of our trip.