the week is flyiing by Thursday

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Registered: 09-25-2003
the week is flyiing by Thursday
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Thu, 08-07-2014 - 7:54am

Phew!  Yeserday, my manager gave us one day's notice to get all of our training completed, when i thought I had until Sunday.  Needless to say, I did it yesterday, and was up until midnight, trying to figure out the software with the support department.  Ugh.  Support couldn't help me with all of it, so I am still "in limbo" with an open ticket. :(  I also got my hair and nails done, and dh now calls me, "Bob."  :D

Work today, massage tonight, then, start to pack for next week's trip since I travel to see my mom for the weekend.  OMG.  Our agenda next week is from 7:30AM - 9 PM.  Even though we are salaried, I think there should be laws against 14 hour days.  That's cruel and unusual punishment...especially when you don't like crowds...I will probably be amongst about 2,000 of my closest employee friends.  Hah!  OTOH, I am lucky to have a job in this economy.

Ok, make it a great day, everyone!  Oh, SJ, I am like you in thinking about all of the details of that general's family and social impact.  :(  GR, sounds like you are re-energizing...how lovely!  Karla, are you doing this marathon with your sister, or are you going solo?  Gotta get a move on...

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 08-07-2014 - 11:34am

FSN, it's nice to get those things done.  I believe it was you who recommended the seaweed snacks from Costco.  I got them and they are an awesome snack but I have the worst seaweed breath afterward.  Even after water irrigation, brushing my teeth and mouthwash, I can still taste it.  Any tricks?  

I'm dragging a bit today.  Didn't sleep well last night.  Took my sleepy meds but they didn't work.  Might take a little more tonight.  I did a cardio workout this morning, got in my birthday call to my mom, and got a bit of work done.  I am seeing my psychiatric nurse practioner this morning and then meeting a friend for lunch afterward.  Hoping for a relaxing afternoon after I return.  

My friend is doing better.  He's out of ICU and is starting physical therapy soon.  Another friend posted a pic of the two of them together yesterday and it made me feel better to see him.  

Because we've talked about family so much here...  my relationship with my mom is just deteriorating.  Sadly, I see her going down the same path that my Grandma did  - which is simply not wanting to be alive.  She just complains and complains about everything.  She rarely says anything positive about her husband.  She was nasty to me last week and hung up on me.  Truthfully, I wouldn't have called her had it not been for her birthday today.  When she answered I said "Happy Birthday" and she said "OH. I haven't heard from you in a long time."  !?!?!?!?!  Oy.  I have a therapy appointment on Monday because I'm realizing I have a lot of anger towards her.  

This is the weekend my best friend and I are staying in a hotel on the west side of town because of two concerts....  even though I'm technically in town, I'm looking forward to getting away.  *sigh*  

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 08-07-2014 - 1:04pm

Fresh, there ought to be some sort of rules about 14 hour days. My husband has them often and it really doesn't seem right. 

Gym, you weren't the only one that didn't sleep last night. I had trouble getting to sleep, was asleep for one hour and woke up wide awake. I never got back to sleep and as the day progresses I am getting more and more irritated. 

I am supposed to run a 7K tomorrow night with my daughter but I went and changed my registration to just do the walk. There is 100% chance of rain and I don't want to run 4 miles in the grass on hills in wet shoes then get up the next morning and run 17 miles. Instead I am going to walk a 4K and hopefully meet her at the finish line. The rain has really put a kink in my plans but I intend to make the most of it. 

I am doing the marathon with my sister. It's a good thing too that I have someone to help me stay motivated. This week was our first really hard week of training and I'm sore. I have approximately 4 very long runs to get through and the rest wouldn't ordinarily be hard, but after the very long runs they are. I get why they say if you can get through the training you can get through the marathon. I've only just decided to go for it and I'm already having second thoughts. lol

Rest day for me. 

Karla
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 08-07-2014 - 2:51pm
Karla, not that I am doing anything hard lately, but I bet after each of your long runs you will have a great feeling of accomplishment that will carry you through the next group of runs. GR, I am sorry you are having 'mother' issues. My experience is that as people age, they become more of what they really are, and there ability to apply 'civilizing' filters diminishes. My mother was very self- centered, and she became less and less able to see the world from any other perspective...I had to decide what I could and couldn't do for her, and not judge my success by her perception - I know she was grateful for what I did, but it could never have been enough...you have to be at peace that you are doing the best you can, and that no one can make someone else be happy....hopefully, talking with your therapist will give you some guidance. FSN, corporate Anerica just takes and takes as much as you will give...I think people are getting really tired of being happy they have jobs....I have been to the gym already...just lifting and abs today. I ran 1.5 miles yesterday at a slightly faster pace than the day before. My lifting workouts this week were somehow unsatisfactory....I don't feel great - still wierd stomach pain - and I feel like I couldn't lift from the core...but also there is an odd vibe at the gym...I don 't know if it is because I lift at different times each week, or because of staff changes or what but my trainer is getting a lot of interruptions while we are working out...and although I don 't mind the occasional one, I feel like it is getting excessive...he even told me that one day last week he had so many people asking him stuff he felt like he was being pranked....maybe I am just cranky....
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 08-07-2014 - 7:30pm

There must be "something in the air" because I did not get to sleep until 1 last night, and it was a light sleep.  :(  Surprisingly, I feel fine...but maybe that is because I dozed off during my massage.  My therapsit thinks that I may have overtrained when I was a young swimmer, and that is why I have such horrible knots.   I forgot to eat my high potassium diet for the last two days, so I was in pain again.  She was shocked that I was able to take the pressure, but that is because I am in so much pain.

GR, I don't have a solution to nori-breath.  Funny, I was eating some from Trader Joe's while I read your post, and I haven't eaten that in at least two months.  Coincidence?  Re: your mom, I have been saying this a lot lately, but every time we feel bad energy from someone else, I believe it is more a reflection on them (low self esteem, anger, jealousy, inadequacies, etc.) than it is on us.  When we feel badly, it is because we expected a different response.  I hope my mom doesn't get mean and angry with her dementia.  We meet with the lawyer this weekend, so I will be treading lightly in case she goes ballistic.  It has happened before.

Karla, you are being logical about walking, keeping your sights on your marathon goal.  Smart!  SJ, I would be crabby,too, if other clients were interrupting my session.  I think your trainer should practice boundaries since that is YOUR time.  You have a right to be crabby.