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July 31, 2008

LOST: RUNNING MOJO, REWARD OFFERED

I'm not sure what's up but I've been a s-l-a-c-k-e-r this week. For real. I've got an excuse through Tuesday (being out of town, catching up at work, and taking my last final ever. Ever.) But beyond that I'm clueless (which I guess just really only leaves Wednesday and Thursday.) Oh, and I started having that weird chest painy thing that I used to have in my ribs and now it has migrated to my sternum bone.

Whew. Glad I talked through all of that. Now I totally realize that I haven't been such a slacker after all!

I plan on meeting Downtown D at 6am sharp (okay, really 6:15 but "sharp" sounded like I was actually getting something accomplished.) And I'm going for a group bike ride on Saturday followed by some REAL running on Sunday morning. For real. A real long run courtesy of me actually getting my lazy caboose up in time to be there at 7:15 (or 7 sharp if I'm feeling frisky.) I plan on getting another long ride in on Sunday whether it's on the bike for real (like on the road) or if I get Troy to set up the trainer and I'll watch all the days of the Tour I missed...which is sortof like about 19 so I could be on that trainer for a while.

When I clicked on the link for my blog a few minutes ago I saw "71 days..." and my heart lept a little. I thought "wasn't it just 74 days like yesterday?" I am in full wedding mode ya'll so don't get in my way. I have at least one thing to do every day between tomorrow and October 11. And don't worry...I won't be stressed in the least. This kindof stuff is what I live for (planning, organizing, shopping....really.) I'm excited, but I'm also on a mission so again, I warn you, don't get in my way. Unless your my running shoes. Then feel to trip me at least once a day to remind me that I still have an obligation to log 1,000 miles this year.

Wish me luck in all of this...or tell me I'm crazy...or tell me to shut up (but I'll ignore you and/or tell you it's not nice to tell people to shut up). Or feel free to tune me out for the next 71 days while I recount the 3 sets of champagne flutes I bought because I can't decide which one I like best, or the basket ordeal I'm having because I'm not sure how big the favors will actually be, or the tent fiasco which I have totally brought on myself.

I'm off to write thank-you cards. Have a great weekend.

Sandra, was that short enough?

4 comments:

Jim said...

sounds a little like adult ADHD!

Calm down.
Prioritize.
Believe it or not, you don't have to do everything.

Sometimes you have to sacrifice a little of something to achieve balance-maybe life is demanding that you spend a little less time running. So what? Enjoy what you can do when you can do it. Take care of the most important things. It's up to you to decide what those things are.

Now if I can just apply that to my life!

have a great weekend.

Troy Tarpley said...

Right! Amy slow down? Not likely. She will sacrafice that ride though. Seems someone failed to get her bike from the bike shop before 5pm on Saturday.

Luckily for her, that leaves a small window of opportunity to write more thank you cards, or tie bows on cards, or count champagne flutes again. Geez...71 days can't come fast enough!

Phil said...

Now, now, what could possibly be going with your running. You're living in the heart of the Deep South and it's August (naw ... high heat and over the top humidity usually motivates runners); you're spooling up for your wedding, naw - huge emotional events would never impact your running ...

Give yourself a break Amy, you were a runner last week, you'll be a runner next week ... your mojo will ebb and flow. Take a deep breath, get through your wedding, let the heat break a bit .. it will all come back.

Cheers.

Art Department Store said...

Amy: Can you post current info on K, your gym? Have things gotten better. Signed,
Gymless in need of a gym