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legcramps - Wednesday Jul 10, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Average sleep 1st to 7th:  6 hours, 46 minutes

Workouts July 8th to 14th:

Monday - Slopitch 

Tuesday - Swim 1.25 km / Coach 

Wednesday - Swim 1.25 km / Run 3.3 km / Pack 

Thursday - Swim 1.25 km / Pack 

Friday - Swim 1.25 km / Coach / Cut grass

Saturday - TRIP DAY 1 / Run 3.3 km

Sunday - TRIP DAY 2 / Bike 10 km


Well, this week is going 'swimmingly' well. Not. However I am starting to finally feel better, so that's good. Maybe tomorrow I will swim. Otherwise, i'll try to get in a run or bike in after work today, and then I have some major packing goals to accomplish tonight ;)

I had another bad day at work yesterday; a manager (not mine) called me in the afternoon and we got into a heated telephone conversation about something I have no control over. It's so frustrating to be the 'Go-To' person in the building. In a building of around 250 employees, to clarify. Everyone thinks i'm an expert in something or other. And they all refer people back to me. But i'm not an Office Manager, Office Coordinator, or Working Supervisor. I'm none of those things, so when I get a call telling me that a manager's admin assist does not know how to use Microsoft Office, and they make it sound like it's my problem to deal with, it's incredibly aggravating. I do my best to get my job done, and these other 'interruptions' really get on my nerves, especially when an admin assist should really know how to use Outlook!!!! I should not have to give her a tutorial on it when I am already drowning in my own duties!! It's not part of my job - I help people because I want them to learn to do it for themselves. But it's CONSTANT. And i'm so done with it!!! UGH.

I'm so grateful to have two weeks off coming up; I really need the break. And I really hope that when I get back, it will be with a new, fresh mindset where i'll be better equipped mentally to deal with these situations. That phone call should never have escalated the way it did, and part of that is my fault.

It hasn't been a good time at either of my jobs lately, and i've been trying hard to pretend that i'm okay, but it's starting to affect me emotionally. I manage to maintain some semblance of balance when I get to workout - I can burn off some of that negative energy - but that hasn't happened for a few days so I think that's partly why I 'blew up' so hard yesterday. Balance is hard, 'yo. But this will pass eventually, and maybe i'll get in a good workout today and tomorrow morning i'll wake up feeling TOTALLY AWESOMESAUCE.

innerpeace on 07/10/2019:
I know your work environment. I was there and had to get out. Now, I only have about 30 people I care for and can handle. Some days, though seldom, I miss the workload.

I'm sure your vacation will refresh and help you get back in the groove of things. Have a safe and fun trip.

legcramps on 07/11/2019:
Thank you, i'm feeling that way more and more every day, but I have a long way to go until retirement still!

I do like the busy days, I have always been a 'get-it-done' type of worker, but busy days without negative attitudes would be SO FANTASTIC too!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/11/2019:
ahhh, packing!

If you don't like people's interruptions, you can start to tell certain people who stop by that you are busy and ask if they can come back later? maybe reserve only a half hour of your time each day at a certain time to help others? You don't always have to stop what you are doing to help others? Just my suggestions, not sure how they'd work out in your office. but these people who stop by must know you might be busy and it might not be a good time whenever they opt to visit you.

legcramps on 07/11/2019:
Thank you for the suggestion! I have done this a few times in the past, but they just keep pestering me to help them, so sometimes it's just easier to give in and get it done right away so I can get back to what I was doing.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/11/2019:
With the manager that the phone call escalated with, my only advice is to treat him exactly the same and keep your relationship exactly the same as before this incident. try to take out any drama if you can..

Balance is def something that is variable and we DEFINITELY are always working on.

with the balance, some of it nobody will obviously help you with - and the decisions must be made by YOU whether you want to deal with something now or later. YOU will have to decide what to keep doing and what to stop.

perhaps (and these are only suggestions!!!) you may want to reprioritize and decide if you want to drop anything or change anything to further help the balance. but also, i'm sure going on vacation will help you and you will get to relax and come back to work feeling much better.

with your other job at the gym, (and maybe my comments aren't helpful, or relevant), i'd say not to take it so seriously. if they need you, they need you. I think you should put yourself first a hair more in everything you do, desk job and gym job.

legcramps on 07/11/2019:
This is so true! I did see that manager yesterday and basically pretended nothing happened, even though it is in my nature and I really wanted to apologize at least for my reaction to the phone call. But this one likes drama, so maybe I should just leave it alone like you say.

I will have to see how the vacation goes and how i'm feeling when I get back to work, and go from there. There isn't much I can change aside from leaving my job, and I don't want to do that right now. It's not a good time and there are no other opportunities near me. I can have a conversation with my boss, but i've been there and done that, and nothing changed! So it's a bit frustrating, to say the least.

You're right about the gym job too. I worry a lot about making sure i'm helping everyone else, and a lot of the time I do it to my own detriment. It might be time to get a little more selfish.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/11/2019:
250 people is a heck of a lot of people that need you!



legcramps - Tuesday Jul 09, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Average sleep 1st to 7th:  6 hours, 46 minutes

Workouts July 8th to 14th:

Monday - Slopitch 

Tuesday - Swim 1.25 km / Coach

Wednesday - Cut grass / Start packing 

Thursday - Swim 1.25 km / Run 3.3 km 

Friday - Swim 1.25 km / Coach 

Saturday - Run 3.3 km / TRIP DAY 1

Sunday - TRIP DAY 2


I did not go swimming this morning; honestly, it's because I am feeling super lazy. There is really no reason for me to skip a workout, especially since i'm on TOM and it would likely help me to feel better. I still have a chance to swim this evening after i'm done coaching, but I also want to clean my bike tonight. I'm not sure I can do both things and still get a decent sleep.

Even slopitch felt off last night. BF and I both kinda sucked LOL; actually a lot of players felt the same. The weather has been so humid and we are not used to too many days of humidity around here; it sucks the life out of you!

And, perhaps at the heart of the situation, i'm slightly aggrieved with my gym job. Lots of fingers in the pot, and they don't communicate well with each other. It gets so frustrating. I've taken holidays while we are on our trip, but I found out yesterday that I am still on the schedule for the shifts I requested off (the request was approved by Payroll Lady). I don't even know if Schedule Lady is aware that i'll be gone. And then Owner Lady is procrastinating about my request to drop Tuesday sessions. I need to stop worrying about it so much though, I have to remember that it's a side job and not my livelihood. If I lose it, then I lose it.

Well, that was a lot of grumbly venting for you to read. Sorry about that. Thanks for reading!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/09/2019:
if they need you at the gym, i suppose they'll not want to fire you :)

cleaning your bike is a semi-workout but nothing like swimming - maybe you can cut the swim a hair short so you can clean your bike too? usually though, doing one thing (in my opinion) is always better so it can be done well.

i hope you feel better!



legcramps - Monday Jul 08, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Average sleep 1st to 7th:  6 hours, 46 minutes

Workouts July 8th to 14th:

Monday - Slopitch

Tuesday - Swim 1.25 km / Coach

Wednesday - Cut grass / Start packing 

Thursday - Swim 1.25 km / Run 3.3 km 

Friday - Swim 1.25 km / Coach 

Saturday - Run 3.3 km / TRIP DAY 1

Sunday - TRIP DAY 2


I am not feeling great today (TOM)

It was so humid here yesterday that beads of sweat were rolling off me while sitting on my couch, wearing shorts and a tank top! I don't have a/c, I don't normally need it (Canada, eh) and i'm not sure it would have helped much - it wasn't necessarily HOT but rather very, very humid. I was expecting a terrible storm, but all we got was some rain overnight.

This week i'll be focusing on preparing for our upcoming trip. BF is going to take my bike home with him tonight so that we can take it to the shop and clean it. I have to pack all my cycling gear, plus all the nutrition we are going to take with us, extra water, my workout bag, and then find a small bag for all our toiletries and first aid supplies.

I also need to drop some items off with a friend, make sure she has a key to my house so she can check on it for me while i'm gone, cut the grass one more time, and make a bike drop-off.

Then make sure all my bills are paid and up to date, car is locked in the garage, clothes are packed, water is turned off, and house is relatively clean.

Aside from my regular weekly activities :)

So that's a lot, but one thing at a time. First, try and get through the work day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/08/2019:
yeah, your muscle memory comment back does back sense. so if you don't use it, you lose it!

i laughed at your "Canada, eh!" LOL that's totally so Canadian ;)

I haven't cleaned my bike for this season yet -slow start. I'm thinking to get it in action this weekend, surely. would be nice to do a quick biking for 20min after work. I figure the biking season goes for us thru November and is especially nice thru that time so nothing's a rush!

i find i do the same for before i go away...i def make sure bills are good also also that my mail is put on hold!

one thing at a time as you say!!


BearCountryGG on 07/08/2019:
Several of us aren't feeling ourselves today......hopefully we will all have a nicer day tomorrow.



legcramps - Saturday Jul 06, 2019

Weight: 0.0

 

Hey! Just checking in to show you some pictures of the yard work I accomplished today! Still more to do, but this girl is bored now so we are moving on to something else! Lol

 

 

BearCountryGG on 07/06/2019:
Beautiful greenery....what are the pink flowers?

legcramps on 07/06/2019:
Roses :)

legcramps on 07/06/2019:
I actually used to have five rose bushes in my yard but I gave two away so now there is one in the back and two in front.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/07/2019:
You did a really nice job! it looks like a lot of cutting and pulling and time to do all that! I notice the difference a lot in all the photos. Plus, i like the style of part of your house. i like the colors and concrete look! You have so much greenery around your house!


Donkey on 07/07/2019:
Wow you worked HARD!!!! It looks really nice and manicured now :)


innerpeace on 07/08/2019:
very lush looking! I have weeds to pull and I know it is hard work. Great job.



legcramps - Friday Jul 05, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Average sleep 17th to 23rd:  6 hours, 55 minutes

Workouts July 1st to 7th:

Monday - Special Olympic Triathlon - Row 1.5 km  / Bike 40 km  / Run 10 7 km 

Tuesday - Coach  / Swim 1.5 km 

Wednesday - Cut Grass  / Yardwork  / Slopitch  

Thursday - Swim 1.5 1.25 km  / Run 3.3 km  or Kickboxing class / Bike 16 km 

Friday - Swim 1.5 1.25 km  / Coach 

Saturday - Bike 40 15 km  / Run 1 km  / Yardwork 

Sunday - Rest 


Apparently I had to do another, smaller triathlon throughout the day yesterday because one in a week just isn't enough  so there's a 1.25 km swim, 3.3 km run and 16 km bike triathlon in the books 

It really was by no means planned. I was going to go to the kickboxing class, but it was only offered as a drop-in during the month of June, so I missed it by a week! That was disappointing because I was really looking forward to it. So when I got home from work, I kinda sat around for a bit, then BF texted that he was on his way to my place and I thought "well, I can get in a quick tempo run before he gets here", and off I went. Then, when he arrived I saw that he'd brought his bike with him, so we went for a short ride as well. I am truly amazed when I get anything done around the house because all I seem to do is leave it to go workout LOL.

While we were getting ready for bed last night, BF looked over at me and said "I brought my swim goggles". And that was it. This morning we were up bright and early and at the pool for more lane swimming. I never manage to get in the whole 1.5 km during these morning sessions. I slog through them pretty hard. But again, I got it done!

If i'm out and about near the football field this weekend, I should really stop and flip some tires. I haven't done that in awhile, I don't want to lose the muscle memory and have all my early practicing be for nothing when it comes time for the Femsport competition in August.

BearCountryGG on 07/05/2019:
Nice that you made it to the pool when it wasn't busy!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/05/2019:
lol this is why i like my home workouts...seems i like to cook and clean during them ! :) hahaha when i used to go to the gym, i literally had a LOT less time home and also got a LOT less done!

I hope you do some tire flips this weekend :)


Donkey on 07/06/2019:
How nice that these workout opportunities come your way - I really enjoyed reading this!

How long do you think muscle memory lasts? I'm wondering if it lasts a lot longer than we think it does. It seems to me that whenever I come back from a LONG hiatus, my body just seems to know to go with the flow -- like I never left.

legcramps on 07/08/2019:
I think muscle memory can last indefinitely, but the specific muscles used to flip a tire might not be used otherwise in a regular day. Therefore, if i'm not using those muscles, I will lose strength. Make sense?

When the muscle is in its 'repair' phase, that's when muscle memory occurs. So, if i'm not using the muscle in a particular movement pattern, then it's not tearing, which means there's no need for it to repair itself. No muscle memory gains.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/08/2019:
i'd like to also reconsider donkey's question with muscle memory and how long it takes to lose all the speed training you do...good question i'd say.

legcramps on 07/08/2019:
I think this is the same as with muscle strength, you have to condition your body to be able to take on higher intensities of training. You already have the muscle memory from the movement pattern itself, but now you need to train specific areas to increase agility, speed, etc. which will in turn increase muscle memory.

Hopefully this is making sense!



legcramps - Thursday Jul 04, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Average sleep 17th to 23rd:  6 hours, 55 minutes

Workouts July 1st to 7th:

Monday - Special Olympic Triathlon - Row 1.5 km  / Bike 40 km  / Run 10 7 km 

Tuesday - Coach  / Swim 1.5 km 

Wednesday - Cut Grass  / Yardwork  / Slopitch  

Thursday - Swim 1.5 1.25 km  / Run 3.3 km or Kickboxing class

Friday - Swim 1.5 km / Coach 

Saturday - Bike 40 km / Yardwork

Sunday - Rest?


My swim this morning was a struggle-fest. I couldn't find my groove today, and it felt like I was swimming through tar the whole time. At least it's done, and I can leave it behind me now! Some workouts are mostly about the mental battle, and it's important to keep pushing your barriers - to progress through your fitness (unless you're in pain, obvs). Our minds often tell us we can't do something, when in reality - we can, and so much more. This morning's workout was definitely a win for me.

I had planned on doing the last part of my run today after work, but I remembered that a friend who is heavily involved in martial arts is putting on kickboxing classes on Thursday nights for a drop-in fee of $10. So I might go to that instead. She supports my coaching opportunities, and i'd love to be able to give it back and support her in her endeavors also!

I accomplished most of my yardwork goals yesterday, but there is still a lot of weeding I could be doing in the front flower beds, so I will try to tackle that on the weekend. I'm not much of a green thumb, and I don't do my yard justice at all, but I can at least make sure the two foot weeds get pulled so that the flowers can grow. I have some beautiful ferns in the front that the weeds keep threatening to overtake. If I get it done, maybe i'll take some before and after photos to show you how bad it was.

BF picks up his daughter tomorrow, so he is going to stay with me tonight and then leave from my house in the morning (it cuts an hour off of the five hours of driving time he has if he leaves from my place instead of his). Then they are going to spend the weekend at his place - his oldest son is going to stay with them as well, so it will be nice for them to visit and really be able to catch up. I might stay home and do my own thing this weekend; if I do I can work on the yard, start packing for our trip, and get things ready for the girls' weekend I am going on right after I get back from vacation. Yes, one vacation after another! But as long as I plan and prepare for it, it should be fine.

Donkey on 07/04/2019:
I did some weeding myself this morning. In the front, if I can keep up with it, then it's manageable. But on the sides of the house -- and back of the house-- well, it's kind of a different story. I had to have some help.

Sounds to me like you're in a "funk" of some sort. Not sure if it's just with training, or if it's something in life -- hard to tell, because your training is your livelihood. I get these from time to time. I usually just push through; the love comes back -- I truly believe this. Resting and mixing it up with other things in life -- that might help.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/05/2019:
Since a workout in fact is not meant to be easy, i agree with you 100% about the swim laps workout! i'm glad you pushed through and won that challenge.

i think it was just one time i tried kickboxing, now that is a serious, hardcore workout! :)

well, you have one inquiring mind over here who'd love to see the photos of your weeding! Although a chore, it's outdoors and active and good for you i'd say.

it's the first time i ever heard you mention the girls' weekend! who are you going with and where are you going / what are you doing?

legcramps on 07/05/2019:
Thank you :) i'm glad I pushed through too

I took kickboxing for three years I think before life took over. I think, up until the last couple of years, when I was kickboxing I was in the best shape of my life! It's a fantastic workout for sure.

Girls' weekend...yes, it's come with some drama so i've not talked much about it, but maybe I will one day. I have a great group of close friends, but we don't always get along LOL.



legcramps - Wednesday Jul 03, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Average sleep 17th to 23rd:  6 hours, 55 minutes

Workouts July 1st to 7th:

Monday - Special Olympic Triathlon - Row 1.5 km  / Bike 40 km  / Run 10 7 km 

Tuesday - Coach  / Swim 1.5 km 

Wednesday - Cut Grass / Yardwork / Slopitch 

Thursday - Swim 1.5 km / Run 3.3 km

Friday - Swim 1.5 km / Coach 

Saturday - Bike 40 km

Sunday - Rest?


Lately i've been feeling a lot like i'm about to hit BURN OUT. I've been feeling tired as soon as I wake up in the morning. I still have energy to get through the day. Just tired and a little cluttered in the brain. Also, at work yesterday I stopped at one point and was just like "I am so bored". Busy, but bored. Honestly, I think the monotony of my work days is starting to get to me.

I googled how to avoid burn out, and google tells me to pursue my passion, take a vacation, or take a nap. If I take a nap I won't want to get up until tomorrow, so i'll wait for my vacation to start instead ;) and in the meantime, i'll pursue my passion - training!

After coaching last night BF and I went lane swimming. It felt great to be back in the pool after almost a whole week's hiatus. I swam strong and I can feel it in my arms and shoulders today.

If it's nice enough after work, I hope to get some yardwork done. The areas we re-seeded are starting to fill in with grass, but there are a few weeds that need to be pulled, and the front yard could use some love. If not today, then i'll do it this weekend.

BearCountryGG on 07/03/2019:
Time for some fun!!!! Not work, not what needs to be done...or should be done....just something that is pure fun and enjoyment....not enough of that going around these days I think!

legcramps on 07/03/2019:
So true! Thank you!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/04/2019:
BCGG is right...do things for YOU now! work, even coaching, is for others and is typical and routine. the good thing is you have some fitness goals for summer (races) and your vacation planned. make sure while on vacation that some of the things you are doing are exciting / new / different!

i get bored - VERY BORED - of routine too. having an adventure or new experience to look forward to is the best medicine.


Donkey on 07/04/2019:
I think the thing to do is to discern if the burn-out is physical or mental. And if it's mental, is it with work or life-outside-of-work? You and I seem to be traveling a similar path lately.

Thank you for the encouragement to keep doing the push-ups and sit-ups, even if I've put weight training to the side for a bit.



legcramps - Tuesday Jul 02, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Average sleep 17th to 23rd:  6 hours, 55 minutes

Workouts July 1st to 7th:

Monday - Special Olympic Triathlon - Row 1.5 km  / Bike 40 km  / Run 10 km 

Tuesday - Coach / Swim 1.5 km

Wednesday - Cut Grass / Yardwork / Slopitch 

Thursday - Swim 1.5 km / Run 3.3 km

Friday - Swim 1.5 km / Coach 

Saturday - Bike 40 km

Sunday - Rest?


So yesterday I tried to complete an olympic distance triathlon for a challenge that is underway at my gym. They swapped the 1.5 km swim for the row machine, the run was on the treadmill and the bike was on a stationary bike. I got about 2 hours and 20 minutes into it and I still had a few km left on the run but my knees were screaming at me to stop! So I slowed down to a walk, but even that was starting to get painful. I stopped 2 hours and 38 minutes into it, and I have 3 km left to run; i'll do that sometime this week and then add my time together for a total. Should get it done around the 3 hour mark.

Back to BF's tonight to coach at the gym... I did message my boss to see if I could drop Tuesday coaching sessions, since it is a farther drive for me and is starting to really cut into my training time. She didn't think it would be a problem, so at some point - maybe next week - I will have Tuesday evenings free for training again! Yay! LOL. I love coaching, don't get me wrong, but it is too difficult to make it all work in the summertime when there are so many other things on the go.

I have two more weeks of work and then i'll be on holidays for two weeks! I can't wait. We are going to drive to British Columbia to see my Mom and my brother and his family who all live there.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/02/2019:
That's a long run, the 10k! 6miles! I'm sorry you were in pain to finish but i'm glad you are still keen on finishing later in the week.

Will you stay in BC for two weeks or just part of your 2-week vaca? Will bf go with you the whole time?

legcramps on 07/03/2019:
Only for part of it, we are going to drive there so it will take a few days to get there and back.

Yes, BF and his daughter will be going as well!


BearCountryGG on 07/02/2019:
Sounds like a great trip!!!!!


Donkey on 07/03/2019:
It's good that you listened to your body and stopped. I probably don't do that enough.

Vacation sounds so nice!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/03/2019:
i also do NOT listen to my body enough ! better to stop so that you heal faster.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/03/2019:
I bought a massager for foot / leg:

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legcramps - Wednesday Jun 26, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Average sleep 17th to 23rd:  7 hours, 47 minutes

Workouts June 24th to 30th:

Monday - Swim 1.25 km  / Run 3.3 km  / Froyo with Friends 

Tuesday - Swim 1.3 km  / Coach 

Wednesday - Slopitch 

Thursday - Swim 1.5 km pool was closed RUN 3.3 km  / BF's kid's graduation supper & ceremony 

Friday - Swim 1.5 km pool was closed REST DAY  / Coach 

Saturday - Coach / Bike 40 km it was raining GYM WORKOUT 

Sunday - Bike 40 km / BF's kid's graduation bbq supper 


Just editing my last post because I’m using my iPad and it won’t let me post a new entry! The pool was closed Thursday and Friday because of graduation, so on Thursday I went on a run instead, and Friday I took a rest day. We were out at the grad party until 5am on Friday morning anyways, so I wasn’t in the mood for exercise that day LOL!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/26/2019:
yeah to Canada Day! It's hard to believe that June is ending and July is just coming around the corner ever so quickly!

I also do NOT enjoy eating so early as, like you, i get hungry later. however, you can take a snack with you - ?

OMG - there is still a party going on at 2:30am yuck! now i remember my prom...yup, we were out all night till the next day, everyone got sunburned the next morning.

enjoy your active weekend, cheers to resting up so you have the energy to do more efficient work in the pool tomorrow. same here - as an "athlete," i am learning to do less, so i have more energy for the next activity.


Donkey on 06/27/2019:
Canada Day!!! I'll be celebrating in spirit. Love Canada!

That late night party, though... Oof! Sounds painful!


happy-1 on 06/27/2019:
Good job today! Strong mindset and attitude makes a strong body.


Maria7 on 06/27/2019:
Hope you are enjoying your long weekend off work.


BearCountryGG on 06/30/2019:
Graduations for us too again this year.....at least there is usually an array of different foods....enjoy!



legcramps - Tuesday Jun 25, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Average sleep 17th to 23rd:  7 hours, 47 minutes

Workouts June 24th to 30th:

Monday - Swim 1.25 km  / Run 3.3 km  / Froyo with Friends 

Tuesday - Swim 1.3 km  / Coach

Wednesday - Slopitch

Thursday - Swim 1.5 km / BF's kid's graduation ceremony & supper

Friday - Swim 1.5 km / Coach

Saturday - Coach / Bike 40 km

Sunday - BF's kid's graduation family bbq


A friend was going for a run yesterday after work, so I jumped in with her for 3.3 km; I managed to hit a new PB (personal best) because she motivated me to move a bit faster than I normally do! I don't usually run with people, but I might have to reconsider that approach LOL. After having a frozen yogurt treat with friends, I went over to my godson's and we played baseball in the park across the street from their house until 8pm. I had some chicken and rice when I got home, then relaxed for about an hour before heading to bed.

I was in the pool again this morning for 1300 meters. I feel super bloated today from the frozen yogurt, and very gassy LOL. I will not be a joy to be around today.

It is so sad for me to say this, but I felt relief this morning when I got to work and a co-worker told me my boss wouldn't be in today :(  we have just not been seeing eye-to-eye lately (well, if i'm honest, it's been this way for awhile now). I know she is busy and stressed, but that doesn't mean her workload should roll over onto me, or that I should pick up her slack when i'm already overworked in certain areas trying to cover for other people. She gets paid big bucks to do what she does...and I did not apply for a management position so i'm not sure why i'm being held accountable for management's responsibilities!

Anyways, I need to let it go. I'm still working on practicing my "no's".

Coaching tonight after work! Then hopefully an early bedtime.

happy-1 on 06/25/2019:
LOL... Field promotion, no hazard pay.

legcramps on 06/25/2019:
Pretty much, and i'm over it.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/25/2019:
Congrats on a new PB in running! I also prefer to exercise ALONE. i DO motivate myself usually quite well and don't need my limits pushed any further lol. good job to you. sometimes a friend is more motivational actually..

isn't it nice that it remains light out later (i hear now it will begin, slowly, getting dark sooner :( how sad!) ...i'm relying on these late nights to get more physical fitness in during the longer days, making it so much easier to do so.

what if there was a pay raise involved?

legcramps on 06/25/2019:
I wouldn't be interested... healthcare is a very stressful environment these days, and to be honest with you I just want to do my job and then go home and not take it with me. That doesn't seem to be happening for me lately...always going home either frustrated or worrying over the next day's tasks.


BearCountryGG on 06/25/2019:
I also worked in the healthcare field...as a medical secretary....Love the job...and that was back in the early 2000's......even then there were stresses.....( hippa laws were beginning.....)....Like you...I also liked the leave work at work aspect.....but there lwsys seems to be office politics wherever you go.....



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