So much stress…..


On Tuesday I got a call from a client at 3 in the afternoon.  Due to a major issue with her computer she had to replace it and now couldn’t figure out how to set up her email.  Two hours later, I thought we had the problem resolved.

Yesterday at 1:30 in the afternoon she called again and after many hours, precisely at 5:30 or 4 hours later, I had to end the call.

screaming

Do you know how hard it is to set up email for someone over the phone when they have no idea which program or what versions they are using?  It’s fucking impossible.  If she doesn’t have it figured out this morning I’m going to drive over and set it up myself to save an entire day of getting nothing else done.

Next week I’m going to be doing a stress test that my cardiologist ordered, and it’s stressing me out.

Not the actual running on the treadmill part but the expectations my cardiologist has.  I asked him what to expect from the test and he said I’d be able to handle it.  But then he warned me that I wouldn’t be able to last for all 15 minutes because knowing that I’m a runner, he’ll be ramping up the speed every 2 minutes and higher than for someone who doesn’t normally run.

Great.  Now I feel like I have to run like it’s a race.

stress

UGH!

I thought that I would be able to give him some of my fitbit data since it tracks my heart rate all the time including while I exercise except, I still can’t get the damn thing to sync!

I spent an hour this morning going through all of the troubleshooting suggestions again and still, no sync.

sigh

It’s not my heart that is causing me stress, it’s freakin technology!

Are you tech savvy or tech shy?

WTF Wednesday, I’m gonna test all the tests.

I went out for a run this morning and I felt pretty good.  I planned on running four miles as that’s what I’ve mostly been running during the week.  The operative word here is planned…..

I’ve got 93 reasons why I didn’t make it past 3.

it's hot

I’m okay with the mid 80’s or maybe even the high 80’s if the morning temperature could be around 72 or 73 with low dew points and no humidity but, dayum it was hot this morning.  Hot and humid.  Some days you just have to call it and today was one of those days.

After running I took the dogs for a quick walk and then I had to head over to the medical center for an appointment with my cardiologist.  For someone who has so many doctors, you’d think I was either the unhealthiest or the healthiest woman on the planet.  For the record I am neither.

bad joke

And my jokes are bad.

MacGyver always asks me how it went and I have become accustomed to giving the same response over and over, we’re doing additional testing.

testing

Story of my life….

WTF, it’s Wednesday, at least I got a little break from work….

27 Miles and a little race envy

Saturday morning when I got up to go running, it was around 70 degrees.  No, I’m not lying, it was epic.  In fact, I’m pretty sure this is what I looked like..

running happy

I ran six miles and I would have kept going except that Saturday was the annual ‘Junk in the Trunk’ sale in Safety Harbor and I really wanted to go to it.  Unfortunately, we didn’t find anything we wanted, or even liked, and I found myself regretting that I didn’t run longer.

On Sunday, the temps were already creeping back up but it was still coolish.  I left around 7 and headed down to the park.  I though it would be cooler that running through the neighborhood.  I didn’t realize the annual pretty in pink 15K was yesterday but it was and it runs right through the park.

At first I was cheering on the runners who passed me but the more runners I saw the more crowded the trail became and a few of them almost ran into me because we were running in opposite directions.

I decided to head back to the neighborhood rather than finish the trail in the park and I was really trying to enjoy my run but instead I was just getting mad.  I’ve run that race before and it’s not only fun, it’s in my own neighborhood and the more I thought about it and the fact that I wasn’t running it now, the madder I became.

mad

I got in my own head.  That’s all.  I managed to run 3 miles before calling it a day.

When I got home I thought about it for a while and then I realized that I still managed to run 27 miles last week.  I managed to get out there every day, regardless of the temperature and how I was feeling, and run.  I may not be where I was a few years ago but I have will power and strength and I know soon, I’ll get back to that point and then I’ll get even better.  It wont happen over night, but it will happen.

As far as the rest of the weekend goes, MacGyver and I spent a little time shopping and I worked out in the yard a bit.  MacGyver had a bit of a cold so I spent a lot of time in the man cave building, guess what?  More wreaths.

another wreath

The one in the window is the largest one I’ve made.  It’s around 32′ in diameter.  I put it in the window and took a picture of it and then posted it online to sell.  I sort of want to keep it though.  How many wreaths are too many?  Two?  Four?  Six? Maybe it’s time for me to start on the Christmas ones…..

What did you do this weekend?

Have you ever gotten runner envy seeing a race that you aren’t running?