Sorry I have been missing in action….
but I am overworked…overtired… and exhausted. The last thing I can think about is sitting down to blog… sorry. Boston is only 6 weeks away so I will try to be better. I really want to document this journey, not only for myself so I can look back on it but also for all of you out there hoping to run it one day.
I am tired. I hate to complain but I am tired. I am overworked and drained. I try to fit way too much into my life and I need to take a break. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy [seriously!], I just need about 10 more hours in every day. While training for Boston is a lot of work, it may be the one thing continuously getting me out of bed every day. I love to run. I love the satisfaction of completing a run, long or short. I feel refreshed and alive. It is worth the 5am wake up calls after only 5 hours of sleep. I am more awake and alert at work if I have gone for a run in the morning. The days I have off, I always struggle to focus and get my work done. So, although running is another big item on my list of things to do, it is the one thing I really enjoy.
You might ask, what else is on my list this winter (ps- thank god it’s March and almost spring!)? Well, let me tell you.
On Monday and Wednesday nights, I coach the young ski racers at the local mountain. While it is fun once I am there, it makes for super long days, stressful nights and rushed work at my real job. I have to be at the mountain at 6:30pm for practice and it takes about 45 minutes to get there with traffic. I rarely leave my day job before 6 so to get to ski practice on time, I have to leave my real job early, rush to my car, sit in traffic, rush to put my boots and skis on and then stand on the hill for 2 hours only to get paid $30 for the whole evening! haha… ok so maybe I am complaining… it is A LOT. I get home around 10pm and then have to get up at 5am to train for the one thing I am doing for myself… BOSTON!
So, that has been my Monday and Wednesday nights this winter.
Then there’s Thursday night.
I signed up to play in an adult soccer league with some co-workers way back in September. It was supposed to start in October and be done by January, but Superstorm Sandy changed things quite a bit causing the league to start on Jan 1 [instead of finishing then]. So, on Thursday nights, I play soccer. Again, it’s super fun once I am there but it’s a lot of work. The games are played at 8, 9 or 10pm and they are by my office which is about an hour away from home. I usually stay around my office, do extra work, grab dinner at Wholefoods and hang out until the games start making it so I don’t get home until really late at night.
Tuesday’s are the only night of the week I am home because on the weekends we usually go up to VT.
To say the least, I am BUSY. But, I have managed to run and maintain my training schedule. It hasn’t been easy, but I think it has helped keep me sane. I know I have to do it, I want to run and I am doing it for me, no one else.