Monday, March 22, 2010

Oh yeah, and it snowed.

So I am sitting here eating Godiva 72% Dark Chocolate with Almonds, and drinking a Rickards Dark Beer. Mmmm.

In the last week I have been either working, running, eating or sleeping. I have felt like I've barely had time to breathe little alone blog, thus the lack of posting.

Not for lack of things to write about! On the contrary, my life has been one exciting and blog worthy event after another, I just haven't had the time to write. And I've been spending so much time at my computer my eyeballs feel like they are bleeding, so there is that too.

A full week ago I was in a business course. It was awesome and as a result I have launched 2 new business ventures. I also am entering into my busiest time of year for my bootcamps, so the combination has my head spinning pretty good. All of it is wonderful and exciting though, and I am super appreciative of the opportunities I've been given and the people I have partnered with.

Running has been going well too. I am almost to the 1100km mark for the year. Crazy! I was doing my 35km run on Saturday, thinking about the week's mileage and just about to pat myself on the shoulder for covering 110kms...when I realized...that is still 15km short of what I am going to cover in ONE DAY for the Death Race. At that point I threw up a little in my mouth.
I mean, I realize I signed up for this thing Dec 31 and have been training with it in mind ever since, but for some reason I have been living in some sense of denial. I had a mini panic attack and asked myself "do I really want to do this?"

So far the answer is still yes...I just won't think about the whole elephant. One bite at a time I can handle it.

I have a whole other blog post I want to write based on a question my sister in law asked me via facebook. "What do you love about running? What makes you get out there over and over again?"
This is a good question and something I've had a lot of time to think about in those long solo runs.
I will blog about it. But not tonight... I am shutting the computer and going to enjoy my beer and chocolate :)


Keith said...

mmmm. Chocolate. Next time you're in Calgary, visit the good chocolate place in Inglewood.

Ricards dark, mmmmm. That's one of the things I love about being so active, is that I can eat just about anything I want, as long as I don't get stupid about quantities.

Looking forward to hearing about your run thoughts. What about your other two ventures? Sounds like you are going to be very, very busy, as opposed to being just very busy.

cherelli said...

Sorry I couldn't get past the chocolate you mentioned in the first paragraph, what were you saying?
(jk) pretty sure once you start that Death Race you'll approach it like training...once piece of the puzzle at a time; good luck on the new business ventures, sounds awesome!

Julie said...

2 new business ventures!! WOW! How exciting! :) :)

I know that feeling of fear/panic you are talking about....I read this book once (forget the name of it) where the author explained how when you are on the cusp of achieving a goal (and the realization hits) the first reastion is fear and thinking (do I really want this? etc.)

I remember when I was opening up the store and I got word that the loan application came through. I was excited at first and then I was flooded with fear and worry and doubt. No kidding though -- reading that this was a normal reaction helped me immensely. :)

And on a parallel theme....LOL! I have an idea for my next blog post because of a question on facebook as well. :)

I am looking forward to your insightful writing on the reasons you run -- you have a way of piercing things to the core and explaining just right. :) :)