Well somehow it is Monday again already and I’m not quite sure how that happened. Anyone else feel like the weeks and months are just flying by? It’s been a pretty stressful week for me and I have just had this feeling lately that somethings gotta give. I’ll explain a little more but I think I need a little break from blogging until things settle down.
Last week I wrote about 5 things I learned from being injured for a year. Writing this post got me thinking about a lot of different things. I had actually written it last weekend, although it was published on Friday. At that point all was going (relatively) well.
I had my podiatrist appointment on Tuesday. To make a long story short the orthotics are being sent back to the lab for adjustments. I was told they could be ready at the end of this week, but I’m certainly not holding my breath. Based on the timeline of having them made the first time around I expect it to take at least a month, if not more.
On Wednesday I went out for a run and my ankle started hurting again. Ok, so I wasn’t wearing the orthotics, but I’ve had pain-free runs without them, it all just depends on the day. But I kind of had a breakdown at that point. I am so tired of all this and the stress that comes along with trying to run and then randomly having pain again.
Meanwhile, work stress has been through the roof. Most people who work for schools find the summer to be quieter, bur for me it’s the busiest time of year. With some work days hitting almost 12 hours and even going into the office on Saturday, it’s exhausting. I’m the type of person who can’t “shut off” things that are stressing me out so even when I am not at work I am thinking about all the things I need to do. I feel like I need to take something off my plate right now, and I think blogging has to be it.
I got back from that run on Wednesday like “I’m quitting running and I’m quitting blogging”. Since then I have gone back and forth about it all and am not feeling like it all needs to be quite so drastic. I’m planning to stop running until I get the orthotics back and then reevaluate things. With blogging it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, but it will be much more sporadic for now.
I ended up joining a gym that is across the street from my office so I can use the pool and elliptical. Having these options makes me a feel a little better about not running. I’m hoping pool running and being on the elliptical will make a transition back to running easier.
Last week’s workouts:
Monday: 3 miles, soft tissue work, mobility
Tuesday: Strength training week 6, day 1
Wednesday: 1 mile run, 1 mile walk home, soft tissue work
Thursday: Strength training week 6, day 2
Friday: 30 minutes spin bike, stability exercises
Saturday: 45 minutes elliptical
As I was explaining to Rob over the weekend as we talked about this, everyone has different amounts of things they can carry on their plates. I just know for me personally I feel like I have reached my limit right now. I’m fairly certain that everything at work will settle down by the fall, and hopefully by then I can get back to my normal routine. Besides that, there are a bunch of things happening over the next few weeks: I’m traveling to DC for work, my sister’s bridal shower is in 2 weeks (which includes Rob’s family visiting and staying at our house), another work conference, and a vacation to Charleston (I’ll really need it by then!)
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Have you ever felt like you had too much on your plate and had to let something go?
Any vacations planned for this summer?
What time of year is the busiest for you?