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Back from vacation...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I have never had so much fun getting ready for a job! I spent a lot of time tonight buying new music and putting together my cycle class playlists for the week. Tuesday afternoon is my first class! I'm so excited!

More exciting stuff - tomorrow the hubs and I are going to look at apartments in the city! We decided that he is going to move down until I finish school and then I will move with him. Even though it's going to stink being alone, I know that it's a good solution for our situation. I'll be able to finish school and hopefully get the house sold/rented out.

My vacation was so wonderful. We had such a nice time in Sarasota! The weather was great compared to northeastern PA, and I got to do some running and biking. The water was really cold so I skipped the stand-up paddleboarding, but I know I'll be trying it in the future.

Ok - time to get ready for tomorrow! I have a 10-mile group run in the morning and then hubs and I are headed out to look at some apartments.

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BILLALEX70 3/25/2013 11:11AM

    WooHoo to many things!

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MCJULIEO 3/24/2013 10:31PM

    So glad that you had a great time!

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PATSYB7 3/24/2013 7:02AM

    Glad things are working out! Enjoy your day! emoticon

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Happy Friday!

Friday, March 15, 2013

I'm feeling good on this beautiful Friday. I *should* have a relatively easy day teaching art, and then it's off to my mom's house to finish getting ready for Florida. Yahoooooo!

Because I'm such a planner, I was kind of lamenting my rest week I took this week. It kind of just happened when I realized how stressed out I was and my body was really just telling me to take it easy. But what's really great is that now I am going to be totally rested up for my vacation! Sounds weird, I know. But there are tons of great activities where I'm going! Stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, morning Tai Chi on the beach, great running areas... and I have three days of running scheduled! I was mostly concerned with packing my running shoes and my workout gear. Certainly a change from vacations in the past!

And I don't usually ask for stuff like this, but I could really use some good vibes right now. I have two resumes out with school districts, and I am well-qualified for both positions. Thank you in advance! :)

- lots of water
- keep calm: if the kids are crazy (and I'm sure they will be - it's Friday!), I just have to remember that tomorrow I will be in Florida. (repeat as necessary)

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MCJULIEO 3/16/2013 10:26PM

    Have tons of fun! (and get some rest, too!)

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/15/2013 7:49AM

    Good on on the job search! Try to relax and enjoy your vacation.

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CFMOSS 3/15/2013 7:31AM

    Good vibes coming at you and even a few prayers too. In the meantime, have a great day and a wonderful Florida break.

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Almost time for me to relax...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This week turned into an impromptu rest week. On Tuesday my back started to hurt like I tweaked something, and I was in some nasty sort of funk. I just felt miserable all around. So I decided to take the rest of the week off planning any more workouts and I feel better. I haven't been tracking my food or workouts, and I've just been trying to relax. Hubs came home on Monday, and I realized that the whole time he was gone, I really didn't take any time just to *sit* and do nothing. I think I really need to work on that. I feel so often like I have to be doing something productive at all times, even when I really know I should be relaxing.

This morning I busted out my last midterm (yay!) and send a resume to a school. Sigh... hopefully I'll hear something when I get back from spring break. Which is coming up! I have one more day of subbing tomorrow (I'm teaching art - fun!) and then I'm headed down to my mom's house. We leave on Saturday afternoon for Sarasota! It's funny - we both have the mindset of doing nothing but sitting our rear ends on the beach and walking around and doing some light shopping. I think I'm going to rent a bike a few days and maybe try some paddleboarding, but other than that? Nothing planned. I think that's why I'm looking forward to this break so much. I have such a hard time relaxing at home that I have to really get away in order to truly relax.

Time for some more water and then finish packing my bags! Yay!

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MCJULIEO 3/14/2013 11:30PM

    One more time- don't forget the sunscreen! emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/14/2013 10:44PM

    Have a great trip!

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GOODGETNBETR 3/14/2013 9:55PM

    Enjoy the rest and visit. Safe travels and good luck with the resume.

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Exercise funk?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

For the last couple of days I've kinda been down in the dumps. I've been especially concerned with my unemployment. Most days I'm really okay with it - I am doing awesome things with my time, and I'm actually being productive. So I realize that I'm not frittering away my not working time. But I was getting bummed about the whole productive member of society and regular paycheck thing. It's a light year for racing - I just can't afford all the entrance fees. Which stinks, because there are a lot of really fun races I'd love to do. Sigh. I just have to be patient.

Today I was so tired and I had a little headache this morning. Ugh. I need my spring break sun and break from all this. When I come back from spring break I will be teaching my cycle class - I'm glad I have something to look forward to when I get back!

My state of mind led to me look up symptoms of overtraining. One of them was depression. And I know I'm not depressed, but I'm not my normal sunny self. I have been killing it at the gym. And while I feel pretty good, I think it's taking a toll. I actually tweaked my back at some point yesterday. While it's not *too* bad, I think it might be a sign that I'm overdoing it. So maybe this week I'll just concern myself with getting my running miles in and taking a break from everything else. I don't want to be hurt for Florida! I am planning on paddleboarding there so I want to be at 100% for that.

Also, I had a gigantic lunch today. I met my brother for lunch and ate a meatloaf sandwich and mashed potatoes (both with gravy), and a piece of cherry crumb pie with ice cream. And it was awesome. I mean, I don't feel wonderful now, but maybe I haven't been eating enough? Who knows. I think I may tweak what I'm doing a little bit...

This is kind of a rambling blog. I've been thinking about this stuff a lot lately, mostly because I need to focus on something until I leave for Florida. I can't even stand the wait. Seriously. I feel like screaming because I'm so excited to go. Not a mean scream, just an excited scream.

So anyway, I think I'm going to get that coffee because, hey, I have a midterm tonight and I need to get myself out of this funk somehow. And I think a caramel macchiato might just do it for tonight.

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CFMOSS 3/14/2013 7:13AM

    My dearie you have a lot on your platter and you are doing amazingly well. I agree with your organized rambles - you probably have been doing too much and your body is probably yacking at you to rest. And...within reason you do need to consume enough calories especially when your body is kicking butt. Take care of yourself lady - you are so worth it. My husband's job situation has been in flux the last several years and it is tough - each situation in its own way, but it's tough and sometimes that simply has to be acknowledged before you can accept the words Hang in there:) VIrtual hug and hope the macchiato was good.

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RUNNINGWILD 3/13/2013 12:49AM

    a caramel macchiato always makes me feel better, too.

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MCJULIEO 3/12/2013 10:17PM

    That trip isn't distracting you or anything... emoticon

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GORIANA 3/12/2013 8:02PM

    It sound like there are a lot of things going on at once and that you are listening to see which way to turn. Good luck discerning the best move!

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One step at a time...

Monday, March 11, 2013

Three midterms this week. Ugh. I did NOT feel like studying - I think I made it out to be a bigger task than it actually was. When I broke it down into sections (for half an hour I'm going to work on these questions, etc.), it felt much more manageable and much less of a pain in the butt. And this is kind of how my life goes. I over-think many areas of my life - my workout schedules, my eating plan... and I get really overwhelmed. I'm really trying to work on doing one thing at a time. I work much better when I think of things in steps rather than the big picture (most of the time).

- lots of water
- follow eating plan
- go to the library to study for my psychology midterm tonight
- do a little bit around the house to clean up

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CHSHULER89 3/11/2013 9:08PM

    Totally understand! I need to keep working on that too...

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BILLALEX70 3/11/2013 11:10AM

    Just think...VACATION!

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