Theworldiscomingtoanend Syndrome and a Running Update

June 21, 2010

What's that? You came here for a nice dose of humor? Well that's too damn bad!!!

You guys, I feel like a big 'ol sissy saying it, but I'm stressed up to my chin right now.

Another project is about to fall through at work, and I swear at this point, I could save a bunch of guys some writing and fill out my own performance review. It would say something short and sweet like: AMY LAWSON SUCKS BUTT.

On top of that, we have half day kindergarten up here, and James ended up in the class that just won't work for us. The teacher is fantastic, and I'm so SO happy on that front, but the time of day is a big, fat problemo--like a hundredsofmoredollarsspentonchildcareeverymonth kind of problemo.

Thank goodness I don't have real problems, because these problems, in the grand scheme of things, are absolutely nothing. But still, for reasons most likely having to do with hormones, they feel like they're all consuming--how totally and completely dumb.

On a running related front, I have a half-marathon coming up this weekend. It's on Saturday morning and I'm aiming for a time of 1:45 or less. My PR is 1:47 and chage, so we'll just have to see. I don't usually taper for a half, but I skipped my long run this weekend, so guess what? I'm officially tapering. Convenient, huh?

In order to prepare, I plan to do some light running this week and cut way back on my peanut butter m&m intake. That's about all.

9 comments:

Michemily said...

If the peanut butter M&Ms are tapering the amount of stress in your life, I say, eat as many as you want and even go pick up some more. :)

Morgan -Ing said...

Is there any way, bribery or anything to get the classes changed?

Bahston Beans said...

Did you try the pretzel M&Ms yet? We had a taste test this weekend.

X-Country2 said...

Hormones, huh? Like pregnancy hormones? ;o)

X-Country2 said...

Hormones, huh? Like pregnancy hormones? ;o)

Mindy said...

I get stressed a lot too. PB m&m's are a great idea. Good luck on the 1/2!

EZEthan said...

1:45... the old 8:00 minute pace... always fun to race because it's so easy to keep track of how close to goal pace you are... good luck destroying your PR!!!

paige said...

booooo for the stress - wish you could quit & just be funny full time :) hehe.
Can't wait to read your race report... Maybe i'll pick up some m&m's to eat while i read it... *sigh*

funderson said...

Ug...hang in there. In my experience the working-mom thing is never easy. Wait, I gotta go call call home and make sure Little Feller hasn't burned anything down or eaten his weight in pretzels...