So this week I’ve been really bad. I haven’t been running at all. Something always pops up, and I can’t even defend myself to say that it’s anything of importance even. One day after work, I was too tired and it was dark already. Another day, it had snowed and I didn’t want to be cold. If I keep this up, I’ll be walking the marathon, and that will take forever and the bands will have left and my friends will have gone home and I’ll be walking alone in the dark where it will probably start raining.
On the positive side, it is still February, and I have five months left to train. Phew! There’s something to be said about planning ahead in advance. We’ve been hiking quite a bit, and ran up Tiger Mountain last Sunday. I can’t believe how much easier the hiking is getting. I seriously chalk it up to the running, and I’ve got to make time for this. It reminds me how easy it is to let things go and how easy it is to forego a commitment. My excuse is, “It’s only one day, it won’t matter.” The thing is, I have to remind myself that it does matter.
So I continue this self imposed harrowing schedule of running, hiking, did I tell you I’m also taking a writing class from UW, and trying to maintain something of a social life. I’ve created a monstrous weekly schedule that accounts for most of the day, and also have found that in order for me to get the most out of my schedule, I have to do things as they come up. I’ve been pretty good at keeping up with the schedule except for three things, which I’ve failed at completely: cleaning and cooking. That’s a whole other ball of wax so to speak, that I’m working with Bill on and so far, he doesn’t want to want to do dishes. I’ve also been extremely bad at keeping in touch with people. It’s something that’s important to me, and I’ve got to find my bluetooth so I can do two things at once again. It’s time to get creative and figure out a way to do all of it.
Friends have definetly offered advice on how to keep it all together, and so far, my favorite advice for a clean house has been, “Stick it in the closet” (Thanks Kristin!!). The only way I can get it in my schedule is to care enough about it to do it. The funny thing is people have said, “Don’t worry about it, they’ll come around.” I have to say though, it takes two to tango and my friends are important to me, so you know what, I do care and it does matter. I’m just working on ways to keep the whole show running.
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