I have a problem...I tend to over-commit...but my intentions are good, I swear!
It has been a while since I've been in the mood to write...between training for the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon on June 5 and fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Team in Training, I've been keeping a hectic schedule and any down time is used for laying on the couch and 'recuperating'. I'm starting to feel bad for my BF since most of my normal routines have been disrupted...like cooking and cleaning. He's been super supportive though, at least until I hinted around about applying to become a Mentor for Team in Training, which would mean keeping this level of busyness (or more) if I get accepted.
I suppose this is where I need to be careful about over-extending myself. Where I need to remind myself that I have other goals I want to accomplish this year and taking on another MAJOR project might set me back in other areas of my life. For one, I am still trying to see if it's feasible to do the Mt. Shasta climb this year. We've had so much snow that the climbing season may be extended long enough for me squeeze it in after the marathon. I also committed to running a half-marathon in October as part of a team with my new running comrades. And now, it appears that I am going to be the newest member of the the Stupid Mudder Fudders competing in a Tough Mudder's event in September!!
So, it looks like I will need to put cross-training on the calendar as a priority for the Tough Mudder event...and I'll need to continue running 4 days a week to stay in shape for all of these future events. I'm not complaining...don't get me wrong! I really seem to function better with goals on the horizon...it makes the monotony of miles upon miles of running or 1000's of kettlebell swings so much more worth while. It's just that I easily succumb to accepting too many challenges at once which often leads to self-sabotage.
So, I am still struggling with the balance issue...it's affecting my writing already. I am hoping, though, that with the return of the sun my mood will improve and along with it the energy I so desperately could use right now!!