Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Gotta Run

I'm concerned. Not really worried. Just concerned. It is a concerning time we live in, after all.

Business is down. For both Justin's business and the restaurant in which I work. I'm down to working one day a week at my office job. It's concerning.

The bills keep coming in and getting larger. The paychecks are still coming in but getting smaller.

I don't deal well with stress, in general. But the best way I deal with it is working out. My mind clears and my problems seem to disappear when the endorphins are pumping.

I know this. Justin knows this. For some reason, though, I haven't been able to get motivated into working out.

So I did what I knew would motivate me. I registered for the Country Music Half Marathon. 13.1 miles on April 25.

It's exciting and it has had the effect that I wanted it to. I'm anxious to go to the gym. I am feeling less and less stressed. I know that everything will work out. Eventually.

Wait a minute. . .

Registration fees- $86
New shoes, which I will definitely need by March- $80-100
New running outfit, simply because I don't want to run the race in my grubby gear- $35-50

My shoulders are feeling a little tense. I think my breathing just quickened. I can't quit fidgeting. Great. I'm stressed again.

Gotta run. . . I'll be better in a bit.

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Kim said...

Man do I hear this post.. at my job I have had to take two pay cuts just to keep my job. It stinks.

But hooray for you for registering for the half marathon!! I am going to try my first one in May.. I am so stinking nervous. I can't wait to see how you do!

Thistledew Farm said...

I'm there with you - I love the challenge of an upcoming race. But I hate being chased by all these bills!

Nissa said...

Big hugs- I can empathize. You're so right about exercise, though. I can't ever seem to get motivated. Props to you for really going for it!

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