I can't believe its been so long since I've been to my own blog. I actually have missed reading about everyone and the whole community. It started back when I had to miss my flight to Boobs Chicago in October because my son broke his arm. It kind of all unraveled from there and I withdrew from blogland. Mostly because I was living life in only a few hours per day because I have been so busy with my new job. Much to my dismay, this job - perhaps because its new and I have so much to learn about the pharmaceutical industry - has really sucked up my time. If you all remember, I took severance from my job in telecommunications after 17 years in pursuit of a job with less stress and more flexibility. Sometimes, you just don't know until you try it. So, I got this job 2 weeks after I ended my prior job and it turns out this job is pretty high pace and personal time consuming.
I've made the decision, to not stay, but instead work for a year and half and save for a tummy tuck, pay off the house, and to be able to quit and actually take time off this time around. Then I want to take a job that doesn't require so much time away from my family, or perhaps start a business of my own.
After I ran the half marathon in September, I hadn't run/exercises since. Only sporadically. I was literally coming home from work at 7pm and so mentally exhausted I just didn't have time and was too tired to find the time. I've only gained about 5 lbs, which I think is great considering how poorly I was stress eating.
I've begun a 10 week training plan again. Six months into my new job, I'm learning where and how I can work in running again.
Mr. Coconuts and I just got back from a week in Mexico - a few weeks ago. It was just what I needed to slow down again. And it was GORGEOUS! Turquoise water, warm sunny weather, and a swim up bar! The best part was that the last time I was in Mexico, 3 years ago, I was 50 pounds heavier. It was so nice to feel so much better about how I looked and felt this time. I'm looking forward to next time and losing even more! I can believe what a big difference 50lbs makes. Its a world of difference!
I finally got the quartz countertops installed. Almost finished painting the cabinets. So stuff around the house is also getting done.
I sure hope all of you are doing well! I am looking forward to finding balance and catching up on your blogs. I'm also looking forward to running another half in March as well as training between now and then to get to that point where I can run it with ease!