Sunday, August 17, 2014

Two Jobs and Marathon Training

The second half of the year has been hectic to say the least. Right before the marathon, I lost one of the best jobs I've ever had. It wasn't a job that I planned on staying at forever but it was one that I loved everyone I worked with. I went through a little bit of depression where I just didn't do anything. I had a hard time getting off of my couch and that's just not me. I finished training for my marathon and less then a month later I started a new career. 

With being off for almost 4 months this past year, and having a wedding, and having to purchase another vehicle, we are playing a little catch up (but who isn't?)  Not much, but I wanted to be saving more then I am. So what happens when you want to save more? You spend less (obviously) but I took on a second job. It was just supposed to be a job that I would get 1-3 days a week, mainly on weekends. It's retail as well and back to school these next couple of weeks. So with that, I am working 3 nights and a full Saturday on top of my "real job." Will I be tiered? Yes. I'm also a little bummed that I'll be working on our one year anniversary of marriage as well, but hopefully I'll be off on Sunday to celebrate with my husband. 

So what will this week bring? 
- A day of working both jobs
-A day of working one job then anniversary pictures in the city with my newlywed husband 
-A day of working and helping some friends and family train for a 5k
-Two more days of both jobs. 
-And a weekend day of a second job

The next six days are going to be rough but I think I have it figured out. On top of working, I will be getting to 3 Crossift classes and a Spin Class (if possible). I also have my gym bag packed and ready incase my second job decided to call me off for a night. I also prepped. EVERYTHING. meals. Outfit prepping. Done. 

I like easy food to pack on the go. 

I'm making my outfits versatile so I don't have to change before my second job. Business enough for work, casual enough for retail. 

I know it may be seem like I do much because I don't have children per say, but I have two fur children and a house to take care of. I need to be prepped and ready to take on the week. I'm very thankful for my husband that takes care of laundry, cleaning, and the animals while I'm working and training. He does so many things in the house with out me asking him. 

Happy one year husband. Thanks for making me your wife. 

What's on your schedule for this week? 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

July is over. Thank you.

This has been one of the hardest posts I've had to write. I didn't do much in July. July is usually a rest month for me because of the humidity and heat. This July was different. I did my first triathlon. 
I'm not going to get into much but I finished. That was my only goal. I've made many plans and goals for August, by July I'm usually burned out and drained. The same thing happened this year. I did one 5k and one tri. I call that a success. 

I'm currently training for the LucyTown Half marathon. I'm very excited about this because one of my best friends will be running with me for her first half. Also, my husband and one of my other best friends will be doing their first 5ks. This will also be one of the first weekend trips that I've had in years. 

Our only goal is to finish. We will not be concerned with times or killing ourselves. Finishing is enough for this half. It's her first half so I'll push her further on the next one.