I cannot begin to tell you how much I hated being in Houston those couple of days while the movers were doing what they do. The weather was exhausting along with the bazillion things I had to do…It was a quick down and back trip with me being so utterly exhausted by the time I left and then got back to Denver, only to have to drive a couple of hours just to get home…and then everything showing up here yesterday just meant another long day and a few more before I am all the way settled in, but I AM MOVED INTO MY NEW HOUSE!!! Only 20% of my stuff is out of boxes, but it will be complete when its complete. :O) The kitchen boxes (why are there SO MANY!??!?) will be tackled next and probably not until tomorrow as I am beyond physically exhausted.
For a week now I have barely eaten and barely slept….
Thankfully Sunday when I met the folks after church to do the walk through on the house, it was spotless and my OCD self didn’t need to do any additional cleaning before the truck arrived with my stuff. I was a total slug on Sunday and it was glorious. And thankfully Monday was a holiday so there was that…I did get out for a short run/walk (still so sore from Saturdays run (not with KW afterall) and then CrossFit) that I didn’t know if I was going to be able to run…but it worked out OK; I just took it reallllly easy.
I have to say that the initial moving and new job did impact my training/running somewhat, last week and probably this week are really going to take the biggest hits in that department.
There are…and I never knew when this day might come that I thought this…but there are just things more important and more fun than spending my free time training (and running).
There. I said it.
Life is so wonderful. I am so blessed and completely happy. Its amazing.
I am still in the process of working through some of the mentality I had for so many years…about running…about what part it played in my life…and the folks that impacted my life during it; both positively...and negatively.
I obviously still love running, but I obviously love others things just as much, if not more.
I love my new house. I love love love my new job. I love my new friends. I love my new life.
And yes, I still love running.
But I also enjoy hiking. And exploring. And road trips :O) And of course I still love CrossFit.
So what does all of this mean?
Well right now it just means that I will run when I can, if I can, and for however many miles I want. Or don’t want.
I will still try to stick to my KW schedule, but I won’t be a slave to it.
I know that January will be here before I know it, and I’ll be ready.
Or ready enough anyway :O)