Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Feast or Famine

My life has always been in a FEAST or FAMINE mode.
Whether its dating, traveling, family events, I either have too many or nothing at all.
It is ALWAYS like this.


Here's a glimpse of the highlights:

Friday - 21 mile run - then hop in a car to go to VEGAS for the weekend.

Sunday - come home hung over and exhausted.

Home for 1 day

Tuesday - leave for Cabo for 7 days (not fun - trust me - all work)

Home for 2 days

Thursday - leave for Denver - fun with friends and 5k

*In the midst of all this I have to work, run, and try to squeeze in yoga for my sanity.


It's only Tuesday and I'm already starting to stress about the upcoming weekend - and weeks. It's gonna get hairy people.
Real hairy.


So if you read this blog, you know what I do when I'm stressed (besides run, yoga and wine)

I MAKE A PLAN!


  1. Operation Hydration - back in full effect. This will help me with my run on Fri and get thru a weekend of drinking. I will drink 100 oz a day until Friday.

  2. Yoga in Motion - get as much yoga in as possible - which means today, wed and thur. Hopefully I will be super mellow and sane and therefore not rip any heads off.

  3. Pre-plan - Start packing early. Get 2 suitcases going. Vegas will be easy to pack (2 little black dresses-check), but Cabo needs some planning (since I will be working and have to dress nice in 1,000,000 degree heat).

  4. Don't Be Crazy. I am not adding anything else into my plans for the next couple weeks. Practice saying "no."

Song of the Day: Crazy by Violent Femmes

27 comments:

Viv said...

Love the label crazy lady strikes again!

Sounds like a bunch but you can have it all!!

Way to set the plan in motion now execute.

*aron* said...

WOW that is craziness!!! i am definitely with you on setting the plan... that will help out! good luck with the crazy busy weeks coming up... it does sound fun though!

Haley said...

You are a busy bee!! Your plan sounds excellent -- good luck!

Jess said...

That does sound like a busy travel schedule, but it should be fun!

sunshine said...

There's nothing like making a plan/creating a to-do list that makes a stressful situation more manageable. Plus, I get all my anxiety out everytime I cross off a task!

J~Mom said...

Stick to your plan and you will get through it!

Flatman said...

You had me at 21 miles...

Running Knitter said...

A plan always puts things in better perspective. You can do it!

Marcy said...

Whoooaaaa Momma! Looking good with the plan and remember to HAVE FUN!! ;D ;D

N.D. said...

Wow, crazy weeks ahead! But you are planning ahead and have a plan - which is key!! Good luck, the plan sounds great!

D10 said...

Looks like you have a jammed packed week ahead. Your plan will help keep everythign in check. Take it day by day and have fun.

Steve Stenzel said...

Wow! You're nuts!! Don't turn into that pic of the crazy cat lady!! (I bet you could easily make your hair do that - maybe go to bed with wet hair. Or have a great "romp.")

;)

Zombie Mom said...

Wow, sounds like some serious madness... congrats on your fab weight BTW... hope you pack in some good runs and fun....

jeff said...

isn't that cover of 'crazy' by the violent femmes a great song? his vocals do it some serious justice.

don't forget to add:

5. Void - works in conjunction with step 1. visit the bathroom every 15 minutes.

Alisa said...

I do the same thing when I get stressed---making plans helps keep me calm.

I thought about you yesterday when Gazelle's and I did Bikram. I felt soooo great after my double workout yesterday! Great and HUNGRY =).

Marcy said...

LMAO! I LOVE a lot of those! Macy's is going to be my last stop. I've tried everywhere but there. Looks like I'll be check check check checking it out. Thanks chica! You're the link queen!

Ohhh and black is ok now (so "they" say). It's an evening wedding so I should be safe ;-)

teacherwoman said...

It's amazing how a busy schedule can make us feel overwhelmed and send us in a whirlwind! Looks like you have things in check!

Michelle J said...

p.o.m. remember there's always running, there's always yoga and there's always blogging to get the stress out...

Stick to your plan, and good luck on your 21 miler!! You ROCK!!!

RunnerGirl said...

wow, you're crazy busy right now. Your plan looks good though!

Christie said...

Wow. You have a lot on your schedule. Good luck with all that. Have fun.

TinaGirl said...

POM can you .... just kidding. Take a deep breath and remember your matra this week... "Oh I'm so sorry, I just could not fit that into my extremly busy but fulfilling schedule at this time. Thank you for considering me for such an important assignment." Hows that for a big ole PC Shove it up your ass "NO'????

Susan said...

Busy, busy! Hydration seems like a top-notch idea.

carla said...

that NO SAYING is such a stumbling point for me.

did it last week.

was so proud.

until I went back to the person and said IF YOU REALLY CANT FIND ANYONE ELSE FOR THE JOB I CAN TAKE IT ON.

dont be me.


Miz.

Lily on the Road said...

Have a blast, hey, at least your are able to do all this stuff!!!

Kate said...

Yay for planners! Looks like you have a fab plan, just stick to it, and you'll be fine!

And can we say holy busy-ness....wow!

Viper said...

Holy Moly, you have a busy schedule! Good luck getting some fun and runs in between your work travels.

Cheers.

eurydice said...

even though it's a crazy schedule i am still so jealous of you!