Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Random thoughts from a runaway life

I just deleted two posts I wrote about the whole Penn State scandal. The more I've read about this on the internet, the more I've been disgusted with smug writers who seem to know (without a doubt) who did what, who was at fault, what should be done, etc. I've decided that I don't want my blog to even be part of that conversation.

I seem to have come down with a head cold. Work has been intense and stressful, with a 12+ hour day yesterday. In the last couple weeks, I've also gotten somewhat lazy with my diet, eating grains, particularly wheat, after assiduously avoiding them for months. Is getting sick related to that?

Two weeks ago, I got in five good workouts. Last week, I only got in two workouts. Work played a factor there. Stress. So, maybe being sick is a combination of diet, stress, and lack of sleep. I'm trying to fix all of these right now, although the stress may never go away unless my job goes away. And if that happens, one type of stress will simply replace another.

Right now, even though I haven't done a workout since last Wednesday, I'll probably take a few more days off this week, given how I feel right now.

My son managed to wreck our second car two weeks ago, and he came very close to totaling the car. He has stepped up to pay for a rental car and the deductible, and it's been an expensive lesson for him and an inconvenience for everyone else.

The car accident prevented me from getting to the Stone Cat marathon as planned. My wife and I were planning two nights away from home for that race, and without another car at home for the kids, that wan't good parenting. And, the marathon had prevented me from attending a party for a good friend that I don't see often enough.

My wife and I did manage to see Furthur a couple weeks ago, mostly because that one was close enough to home that we could leave home just for the evening. I have to wonder if that's the last time I'll see Phil and Bobby in concert. There were some high points in the show, but the audience was nowhere close to a sellout. If they aren't selling out medium sized venues, maybe they'll decide it's not worth living on the road all the time.

I even took a few days of vacation around that show and the planned marathon. But then, I did some work on every one of my vacation days - not really the time off I needed.

This weekend, some good college friends are coming to visit and I'm very much looking forward to the visit and cooking a nice dinner for all of us.

Today is 11/15. Sugarbush had hoped to open for skiing on the 19th, but it was 60F when I got up this morning. It is supposed to get colder towards the weekend and with a little luck, we might be skiing the following weekend.

And maybe in a few days, I'll get back to CrossFit.

If I don't spontaneously combust before then...

1 comment:

Harriet said...

Actually, I wish that you'd repost those articles you wrote about Penn State. While your assessment about the "smug writers" is correct, the solution is to have more sane, thoughtful voices, not fewer.