July 17, 2007

More of the Same

So, I only eeked out 7 or 8 miles last week. I'm really not sure what is going on. The only thing that I can attribute it to is that after 9 hours a day at work, and classes 2 nights a week (that last for 5 hours each), plus the other activities of daily living....I'm just exhausted. Or at the very least unmotivated. And I'm just really trying to not beat myself up about it.

But that's hard.

Because I'm an obsessive compulsive perfectionist. Ask anyone I know. They'll attest to that. I knew I was doomed the other day when some co-workers got really excited about me becoming a professional organizer (I never said I was going to be one, but just that I read an article about one.) I wondered...have they ever gotten that excited over one of my audit reports? Apparantely not. Another example (like you need one) was when my mom and I were addressing engagement party invitations. I drove to 3 different stores to find the EXACT labels that I wanted for the invitations. Which I never found. So, I made them myself. And my mom just sat by contently watching me make a mountain out of a molehill. All in the name of perfection...

And she even tried to say she didn't know where this obssession comes from....right....this coming from the woman who has archived every research article that she ever read/wrote on/reviewed during grad school, alphabetized, and organized by date. All in labeled file folders.

Can you tell that I just don't want to talk about running?

My sister is making plans to get married. I've never met the guy but everyone who has thinks he's great. I'm going to put on my happy face and be happy for her. Because I don't have a choice to do anything else. No, really. I do wish for her to be as happy as I am. I really do. I just get worried since she's a single mom and she hasn't known this guy too long. But, my parents knew each other for 6 weeks and they will celebrate 42 years in October. I know this is another time but I'm just putting my best foot forward and being happy for her. She (sorry T) deserves to be happy. And no, I'm not in the least bit worried about her "stealing my thunder"...I mean, I've got my own personal wedding crasher now!

Can you still not tell that I don't want to talk about running?

Okay, get off my back! I'll talk about it!

I did get off my fanny and run with 26marathons yesterday morning. We did 3 easy miles and it was nice to feel like I was back in my routine. Of course, my routine got screwed up this morning because I had to go vote this morning. So, I had really planned on doing it this afternoon, but I got extremely busy at work, then came home and lost most (okay, ALL) of my motivation to do anything productive. I plan on running tomorrow morning 4 miles. And 3 miles Thursday morning with 26 marathons and then 6 on Friday. And something on Saturday but not yet decided. I know...I act like I'm not running a 10k anytime soon.

On a good note, only 2 more weeks left in this semester. Then 2 weeks off, and back to class. BUT at least my classes won't be lasting 5 hours a piece. And thank goodness I won't ever have to take summer classes again (I graduate in the Spring).

I think I might need a vacation, but because of school that's not gonna happen.

Anyway, if you see my mojo will you tell it to come home? We're all really bummed about it missing...even the cat.

Have a great week.....


thatredheadedlady said...

What??? We really need to talk!
I had no idea your sis was getting married - I thought you just told me a few days ago that she met someone! So call me tomorrow - do you have class tomorrow night? If not, maybe then -

miss petite america said...

are you guys planning on getting married in the same year?!

John said...

The engagement party invitation is great!