Time rushes by, and fans me, my good intentions, and my big dreams as it passes.
Here's what I got done against the wind:
Done for the Week: Oct. 3-Oct. 9, 2011
- Continued 5K training with my youngest son, in preparation for his first race--Finished Week 6 of 9 Week program
- Ran once; swam once; biked once
- Read Away, by Amy Bloom
- Continued to work my two part-time jobs
- Published 2 blog posts
- Continued significant work on current clients' projects
- Held third tutoring session with clients
- Registered for upcoming Fall Classic 5K with my son
- Attended first week of four week Run Better class with triathlon coach Lauren Jensen
- Had informal consultation with guest orthopedic physical therapist concerning persistent knee injury
- Participated in 12 mi. Breast Cancer Awareness Ride
- Continued to give substantial support to my pregnant daughter and her family
- Found my lost cell phone
- Did laundry
- Fixed my husband's bird bath with my grandson's help
- Began clean-up of our ravine with both sons and my grandson
- Celebrated my birthday
- Held joint family party for my birthday and my daughter's birthday
- Took my dog to the dog park twice, once with my husband, once with my son and grandson
- Watched episodes of Eureka with my oldest son
- Took our Isuzu Oasis in to investigate deafening exhaust system noise
- Continued reading Elizabeth George's A Traitor to Memory aloud with my husband
- Continued raising money for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity on my Facebook Birthday Wish--exceeded my goal of $250
- Attended Communications Team meeting
Last week's focus goal, for the third week running, was to "meditate at least three times." My grade? F! Not even F+. I ended each day in a near stupor, with just enough energy to close my eyes before losing consciousness. Not enough oomph left for sitting and breathing, or the effort of thinking of nothing.
I have several hypotheses about my current state of exhaustion. The most likely explanation has to do with an increasingly crazy and precipitously changing schedule, which has left no time for self-care, including meditation. I am running on an energy deficit, clearly not a situation that can go on beyond the short term.
So next week's focus goal? Make some time for resting and taking care of myself and my home, and staying loose about how that will get done; meditating if I can manage it, sleeping as needed, a hot cup of tea and a good book in my swing in the yard. . . .