Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Tuesday Morning

This the new color of my bathroom.  It doesn't look like much of a color here, but it is really warm and pretty.   (if you look closely at the photo, you will see that I am not such a good painter, oh well.)

I am so excited this morning.  I have been thinking about running a half-marathon in January, and I think I have arrived at a plan.  We shall see.  I do know that training for a half-marathon will keep me running through the challenging months ahead, which will help my sanity.  I am heading into a heavy work time.  Every three years I spend at least 6 months preparing for "The Big Event" of my job.  Normally, I gain about 20 lbs. as I prepare for this event because I work so many hours, I skip meals and when I skip meals I gain weight at an alarming rate.  If I am running 20 miles a week, I will HAVE to eat regularly.  I will also HAVE to not work 3,000 hours a week.  

I am looking forward to getting back to work this morning.  So I better get to it.  

Let's all stay sober today, OK?

12 comments:

Trailboss said...

I wish I received such joy from running as you do. I have never been a fan.

Syd said...

I like the color. I hope that you will take care of yourself as you prepare for the "big event". Skipping meals isn't good for the old metabolism--eating small frequent meals is.

poomaster said...

I must say I too receive no enjoyment from running wish I did. The only suggestion I have is shoot for the whole marathon not half why set your goals to half of something. I did it with drinking and many other things in my life and it was always a let down. I would just cut back or settle for a job and quit working towards my real goals and end up miserable. I set them to the max and if I come up short I know I just have to work a little harder the next time. Just my opinion will be checking back on progress.

Sobermojo said...

I am early in this sobriety game but I am learning quickly that goals are a huge part of staying sober. Marathon sounds good! I run one right now. Wait I could die from that, better start with walking the dogs.

AlkySeltzer said...

"I am looking forward to getting back to work this morning." -MC

It's just wonderful to "look forward" to ANYTHING! (Guess that means don't look back too much, or I'll trip.)

For now, I want to be in that group which is "Staying sober today. OK?"

Akannie said...

I like the color MC...very neutral. It will allow you to put all kinds of psychedelic butterflies and stuff on the walls. *wink

Zanejabbers said...

Color is good and looks like youdid a good job. The rest of it sounds like a good plan. You go ghurl.

AlkySeltzer said...

I colored your wall--is that a bathroom?--a little brighter, maybe I'll mail it...

This is to Poopmaster or whoever: I went to your blog and wish you'd blog what it is you DO enjoy. Otherwise it sounds like gloom and doom to me, but what do I know? --Been where you probably are, and climbed out of it, with lots of help from God and Alcoholics Anonymous. Tried to comment on your B but it would not accept. Do ya have to join or something?

NOTE: With drinking I NEVER went halfway. With running I ALWAYS go halfway -- up our short block, but that IS my all-the-way, one-way goal! (for running) -grin-

Lou said...

Anything is possible with a plan.

Not God said...

I hope our plan is aligned with God's plan.

Pam said...

Hey, you did an excellent job little fig newton.

Scott said...

just take care of yourself MC!