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Ya know, I really try not to complain about my life. I know that I have a great one. But today I’d just dejected. As I mentioned last week, the Job Which Must Not Be Named is in trasition, and they STILL won’t tell us what’s up. Apparently, according to hearsay, there hasn’t even BEEN a change yet. Riiight. I’m not as dumb as I appear. 🙂 If we’re allowed to go back to our old positions (and I imagine we will be, you want to retain your best people in most businesses), then it’ll mean a 50% pay cut, which I’m not sure I’ll do. Needless to say, my heart isn’t in my job, I’m just sticking it out until we hear something definitive.

And, my blender broke today. I mean the whole shaft thing that turns the blades snapped off as I was trying to get my morning fix, er, meal. I decided a while ago that I’d buy a Blendtec when this one died, but I didn’t think it would
be so soon, and I certainly didn’t think it would be at a time when I don’t really have a job. Sigh.
The icing on the crappy day cake is that the thing takes at least a week to get here. You’d think that if you spent $400 on a blender, they could get it to you pronto. No green smoothie for me,
I guess I’ll invest in a fiber supplement like NOW.

It’s 50 degrees and rainy, and I increase my mileage today for my run. Yikes.

OK, done whining.

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Work stress equals…

The Job Which Must Not Be Named is in transition, it seems, and it’s ugly. I’m fairly freaking out about not having that income as of, well, like tomorrow. Just to put it in perspective, that’s 40% of our monthly income. Don’t get me wrong, we’ll be ok, but it’s a huge blow.

So what do I do about it? Well, yesterday I decided to train for a half marathon. Did you know they do one at Disney World in January? They do!! I found a 26 week training schedule that seems totally doable, so I’m going to start planning to do the half and if I think I can push myself further, do a full marathon.

I’m so not a runner, but I need to get into shape and I don’t work out without a goal, so it seems like a good solution. Plus, I plan to run for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Since baby Ethan died of leukemia, it just seems right.

So if you’re interested, here’s the schedule I plan to follow (except I’m going to job instead of walk this week, I know I can walk 20 min without a problem):

1 Walk 20 min. Rest Walk 20 min. Walk 20 min. Rest Walk 20 min. Rest 80 min.
2 Run/Walk 20 min. Rest Run/Walk 20 min. Run/Walk 20 min. Rest Run/Walk 20 min. Rest 80 min.
3 Run/Walk 25 min. Rest Run/Walk 25 min. Run/Walk 25 min. Rest Run/Walk 25 min. Rest 100 min.
4 Run/Walk 30 min. Rest Run/Walk 30 min. Run/Walk 30 min. Rest Run/Walk 30 min. Rest 120 min.
5 Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Rest 140 min.
6 Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Rest 140 min.
7 Run 20 min. Rest Run 20 min. Run 20 min. Rest Run 20 min. Rest 80 min.
8 Run 25 min. Rest Run 25 min. Run 25 min. Rest Run 25 min. Rest 100 min.
9 Run 25 min. Rest Run 30 min. Run 25 min. Rest Run 40 min. Rest 120 min.
10 Run 25 min. Rest Run 20 min. Run 25 min. Rest Run 30 min. Rest 100 min.
11 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 5 Rest 15
12 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 6 Rest 16
13 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 7 Rest 17
14 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 8 Rest 19
15 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 10 Rest 21
16 4 Rest 5 4 Rest 11 Rest 24
17 4 Rest 6 4 Rest 12 Rest 26
18 4 Rest 6 4 Rest 14 Rest 28
19 4 Rest 7 4 Rest 16 Rest 31
20 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 16 Rest 34
21 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 17 Rest 35
22 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 18 Rest 36
23 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 20 Rest 38
24 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 9 Rest 27
25 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 8 Rest 19
26 3 Rest 3 Walk 2 Rest 26.2 Rest 34.2

So please pray for me (seriously, this seems like a huge undertaking for me)!

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