What a week! Ugh. Started off with a bad 14 mile run last Saturday that I barely made it through. Continued with trying to figure out a networking problem at work that took half the organization off the internet and phones. Then on to the stress of ending a relationship with a web company. All that culminated in a run on Thursday where I didn’t even make it 3 miles, broke down and bawled in front of our entire running group (how embarrassing!), and then landed in the doctors office Thursday afternoon. Sheesh. Just shoot me already.

Things started looking up on Friday though. Went out Friday after work with the runners intending to take it mile by mile. After not eating or sleeping well all week, my expectations were low. I had Shawn on standby to come pick me up when I reached my limit. 16 miles later, I was still feeling pretty good. Yeayyy! I’m back on track for the marathon training.

Went hiking this morning with some people from work, foolishly intending to do maybe 10 miles. Hah. A couple of miles in I started fading. Thankfully, Sally and Jen kept an interesting conversation going that carried me along. But about 3 miles in I’d had it, admitted I was spent and we turned around and headed back out. Sorry for cutting it short, ladies! You were such good troopers!

jen_sally.jpgWe stopped at a diner and had some brunch on the way back. Mmmm, tuna melt sandwich. Maybe eating healthy isn’t so bad! And of course, the company made the meal. It’s so nice to be around people that are courteous and thoughtful when the world can be so full of jerks sometimes. So, thanks for a great hike Sally and Jen. I promise I’ll be perkier next time!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!