This is amazing
She really nailed this to the wall, didn’t she?
I have been meaning to mention that I am going on vacation at the end of the week!! Woo Hoo! And it could not come at a better time. We have had so much turmoil here at work that I am about to scream.
Over the last 8 months, I have had a total of 8 different managers. My first manager was let go after a new director came on board. After that, I reported to the director for a while. Then, he was let go and for a week or two I reported to our VP… Scary shit man. Our VP put 2 people in place to take over, but our team reported to both of them and there was no clear communication on who was in charge of our team. Then finally, today, they JUST told us that the guy who started on Monday is going to be our new boss.
I cant wait to go on vacation on Friday. Despite that I have over 20 hours of flying time to contend with to get to South Africa. I loaded my Kindle up with good books and added some good movies to my phone in anticipation of the trip. Now I just need to stock up on Advil PM to get me through the worst parts.
I am so looking forward to seeing my best girlfriends from college! They actually left yesterday and are on safari right now. I wasn’t able to take that much time off, and I have been on safari with my parents before so it didn’t seem worth the extra $1000.
We are planning on spending 3 days in Johannesburg and seeing all the sites, and where my friend Yush has been living for the past year. then we fly to Cape Town for shark cage diving, hiking, penguins, and of course food and shopping!
I always get so stressed before trips so I’m trying to plan in advance and pack everything I need!
Life Lessons: On Beer & Kale - Hummusapien
Believe it or not, life ain’t all about kale. I was driving back to Columbus last night in a tsunami whilst jamming to Celine Dion pandora and urgently needing to pee. Keeping both hands on the wheel was no easy & Continue reading
Post Thanksgiving Half Marathon
I had been training to do a half marathon with one of my coworkers the Sunday after Thanksgiving. (what better way to get back into running and make sure i work off some of that Thanksgiving dinner). I was doing really well with my mileage and did 10 miles 2 saturdays ago.
Then it started to go downhill. I had been noticing that I was starting to feel shin splints coming on. They have never been that bad for me so I assumed that I would be able to get away with running on softer surfaces for a bit until my legs got a bit stronger. SO NOT THE CASE. I have had the worst shin splints of my life.
In addition to this, I went to my first spinning class ever at FlyWheel with some coworkers, K and my best friend. I was doing awesome, getting into the bike, when they started the part where you stand and pedal…. Now being me, and apparently as uncoordinated as I am, i fell off the bike. Yes the bike is stationary and yes your feet are clipped into the pedals…
It wasnt that bad until I got out of the class, then I realized that i had a GIANT gash on my shin (right where those shin splints were hurting). I probably could have warranted going to get stitches for it, the cut was so large. Not only that, but I was the girl walking out of spinning class with blood dripping down my leg… pathetic.
I actually managed to get some running in after that, remarkedly. I was all set up to go for my 11 miler this past saturday. K really wanted to come with, and normally I run alone, but he really likes running with me and we don’t get the chance to do it that often, so I let him come.
Bad decision. I don’t know why but him running out ahead of me really angered me and only 4 miles in I told him to turn around and go home. (horrible girlfriend I know) Well needless to say, I felt bad the rest of my run. I think that mentally, that was the hardest run I have ever been on.
I almost didnt make it home, but when I got there I collapsed into a puddle on the floor and just broke down. I was so physically tired and mentally felt so bad for making K leave that I just couldn’t handle it. It was really the first time that we had gotten in a fight and it made me really upset. He was so sweet about it though, and its really a testament to how great of a person he is. He told me that working out should be fun (i know) and that if I wasnt having fun running anymore, maybe I should take a break (very good advice, but the race….)
It really made me think though, should I really be putting myself through this if I’m not enjoying it? I know that I love the feeling of accomplishment that I get after finishing a race, but should I do a shorter distance?
Im going to get a mandatory break from running as I leave on vacation on Friday, but Im going to try to get a few miles in before then.
Has anyone else gone through this?