I took all of last week off work. I’m taking all of this week off work too… I must admit, I haven’t missed work yet! In fact, all of this time off has had my brain working a little on what the ideal work/life balance would be. Maybe I’ll post on that sometime, right now that whole concept is very roughly defined.
The morning of Christmas Eve I had planned to wake up and run 10 miles. I was going to see how that long run went to determine if I was signing up for a half marathon on January 7. Well, I woke up with intense pain when peeing… TMI? Well, tough. It’s life and stuff like this happens. I’m pretty sure I woke up with a UTI. Just walking from room to room in my house triggered the urge to pee and pain. I knew that running was not going to happen that day. Also, I used that to decide that I’m not doing the race on the 7th.
Not only was I planning on a long run, I was going to count 6.2 miles of that run as my participation in the Home for the Holidays Virtual 10K. Well, that didn’t happen. I guess I’m not completing that race! I’m a terrible racer this year!
(Quick Update: I did get in 2.5 miles with Jade The Boxer this evening, so at least I did something!)
I knew I wasn’t going to run on Christmas day either… All the cranberry I had been ingesting and the UTI pain relief pills were helping some, so I was able to get in a pseudo-workout playing Kinect Adventures with my hubby. (Yep, we got a Kinect for Christmas!) I often feel guilty if I leave to go for a run when my hubby is home, like I’m supposed to be somehow entertaining him or doing some kind of household chores with him.
I’ve already started to see posts about New Year Resolutions popping up. I’m not ready to make those yet. I’m afraid that I’ll set myself up for disappointment. So right now I’m living day-to-day, just seeing how I feel. I really just want to feel less stressed and angry at the world. My job has been taking a toll on me lately, I have a lot of racing thoughts & emotions on life and some time off is much-needed. Although, the time off is also starting to scare me as I anticipate starting work again in a week and I start thinking about next month, next 6 months, next year, next 10 years… I need to live in the moment more.
So, aside from the Kinect and getting some tasks done around the new house (more boxes unpacked, closet painted!)… I’ve relaxed. We watched a bunch of holiday movies, I read a great book by Abraham Louis Clark (review to come) and hung out with my hubby and Jade The Boxer.
How were your holidays? Got any fun plans for New Years’ Eve?