living in the now

Still rambling about running. Sometimes other things.

Taking time to breathe

I knew that with taking a new job and getting ready to move that I would have very little time to post on here. Little did I realize that I wouldn't have time to do anything else too. These past two weeks have been pretty intense. On top of my last two weeks of work being the busiest two weeks of the time I was there, home life was just crazy with getting things set up to sell my house. It wasn't until yesterday around noon that we finally got to the point of being ready for that. So, needless to say, it hasn't been the best running or working out time lately. I've still managed to pull off some short runs and a couple of visits to the gym, but nothing like I had planned on doing this fall. That's what happens when life gets in the way. This week, though, I have a little bit of down time. It's not much, but I'll take it.

I first want to take some time to just calm down. I've been going, going, going that I haven't stopped long enough to get in a comfortable night's sleep. But I also want to exercise and use that opportunity to get rid of the thoughts of my previous job and focus on the future. It started today with a nice 3.1 run around my neighborhood. Who turned on this massive AC on the East Coast anyway?

I'm not sure what the rest of the week will hold, but this is a nice start. The next few weeks will continue to be crazy as I start my new job and go to and from Richmond for a couple of weekends. Eventually I'll get to a new "normal," but it'll take a while. I have to remember though how important running and working out is. As long as that happens a few times a week, my moving and the new normal will be much easier - both physically and mentally.