I know it's been a while since I posted anything, but things have been quite hectic at work, and I have been facing a new set of challenges related to change. In buddhism they say that life will keep presenting you with the same challenges until you change that aspect of your karma. Well, all I can say is, given how terrible I am at handling change, and what a pig's ear I made of it last year, now I am facing round 2 of this.
I changed roles at work and am extremely happy in my new position. It is truly my dream job, as it allows me to combine my strengths, and poses a suitable intellectual challenge to make me jump out of bed every morning and thank the universe for finally having the job that makes me want to run to work. So that is one change that I am really pleased to finally leave the wilderness for.
The next set of changes has brought with it insomnia. I can't sleep at night and am now an exhausted zombie. We are moving house - or at least we are moving from our flat to a town house. This is more stressful than you can imagine, since there are all kinds of implications for both here and Switzerland. Anyway, after weeks of trying to sort with all this, I finally feel that this is the start of something .....good.
So, as you may remember, when all this change happens, I usually stop running, revert to type and read a lot. Well, this did not happen this time around, though I did watch a lot of telly. Although I did not run as much as I would have liked to, run I did. I also continued climbing stairs - this time hands free. I can report that I can climb 1000 stairs in half an hour, completely hands free and I walk down rather than taking the lift. I did not record my mileage on dailymile, but I have written it down. Last year I had to forgo the Hyannis half marathon, this year it seems like I will not get to South Africa for my half marathon, as we will be moving over that period. That was enormously disappointing, but there is next year. Move on. This is new to me - last year I allowed the disappointment of Hyannis to cloud my entire year and I could just not leave it behind me. The period of disappointment was much shorter this time around, and I even signed up for two 5Ks (which I had no intention of doing).
It is good to have these smaller more immediate goals, and I am going to revel in my training for them. Yes, revel. Enough of this wishy-washy attitude to running: disappointments happen, get over it.
I have not read any of your blogs in ages, but I am slowly going to start catching up. I hope your training is going well, and see you in bloggie land.