A brief summary to catch you up:
I am officially retired from the wedding planning business. Friends and family, I would still be happy to help you should such an event be on the horizon. Friends of friends and friends of happy clients, sorry, you missed the boat. I couldn't take that much time away from my family on weekends while also working full time. It was a blast, I am proud to have created a business for myself, and was pleased with its success, but I am out.
I'm a little behind on my marathon training. Not to the point of disaster yet, but I am absolutely up against the wall to run more often than I am doing in order to make my base more solid before I start ramping up. I really don't want to have to cut the event back to the 10-miler option, I want the whole deal!
I've reached Level 6 in the pole dance classes. (The tricks are getting very much harder, and they would be less so if I was lighter and stronger.) Next stop, graduation performances. Should fall sometime within February. Very, VERY excited about this.
We're buying/selling a house. Or, at least, we're trying. We need more space, and it is time. But the levels of extreme stress contained therein speak for themselves.
Food continues to be a hindrance in working on my weight loss goals. The above mentioned stresses do not help.
It's light sooner in the mornings now, but I am tired and perpetually in a frazzled rush in the mornings. It is almost fully dark as I pull into the driveway each day after work. Weekends have been packed. But there is one thing, one single, simple key thing which will help me to pull all the above pieces into place, and that is to run. Not run away, tempting though that can be during a busy work day, but just run. Run to meet my marathon goals, run to erase stress, run to clear my head, run to make my body have more energy when it is not running, and run to make my body crave healthier food. Run, Cat, Run!