Friday, 25 July 2008

Tough Week, ever have one of those where....

...there is just way too much to try and get done, you look around at the office and at home only to see everything still to do?

So you end up sitting down to make a list, then use the list as a cocktail coaster, so absolutely nothing gets done?

That was my week!

Having just gone back to work from my staycation, trying to play catch up along with dealing with all the things at home, plus not getting my running in due to rain and thunderstorms all week, it was one tough week!! Luckily I had my blogging friends and my Woo Hoo friends to keep things simple and moving forward (well not the running part) and reinforcing that, yes, some of you are going through the very same thing this week!!! I'm calling it the Summer Time Blues.

Some of you know that when I first started in the blogging world I was so very fortunate to run across a start up blog group who had the vision of uniting runners from around the world. As far as I'm concerned, and luckily for me, they are the ones who lead me to all of you!!!

Of course you know I'm talking about Amy and Tom from the
Runners' Lounge!!!

What a coincidence I was having a tough week and their topic for the week was Tough Stuff!!

Well what a wonderful surprise for me during my tough week, to receive an invitation asking if I would agree to be a part of their "Tough Week", Open Mike.

Amy and Tom, you guys are life saver's!! I took a deep breath, thought about all of my fun running adventures and said "of course"!!! Please check out their wonderful, fun filled, knowledge and advice filled, running filled blogsite, it is just the very best and keeps getting better everyday! Thank YOU Amy and Tom for keeping it going for all of us to enjoy and to learn from! You are the VERY BEST!!!

Now that I've had a chance to re-group, this week was just a drop in the bucket of busy, busy, busy. It won't kill me to not get my running distances in, as a matter of fact, it has given my body time to relax and heal, making it stronger for this coming weekends running. Saturday, I'll put in a nice 10K around my home area and Sunday is a 14K in town with the Running Room group. Can you believe that we are getting closer and closer to the very first Canada Army Run? I'm really looking forward to that!!

Well, since I don't intend on boring you with day to day office crapola, I'll leave you with my poor attempt at a bathroom shot. (hey somebody should have cleaned that mirror)!

Trust me, this is by no means as "professional" as any of Marcy's shots. She's the bathroom shot Queen!!!!

Hope you enjoyed the montage set to music....it is fun and easy to do, just in case you find you have nothing to blog about! LMAO....

Life's fun if you don't weaken!

Lily

19 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Friday!! Look how cute you look! Crazy how different we look in running garb huh?!

Take it easy on the weekend-I think a glass (or two) of wine is in order for you.

Kim said...

Ohhh...and if you haven't already-GO SEE Mama Mia! It will TOTALLY give you a new perspective. What a GREAT movie and if you've had one of those weeks...this will so turn it around!

Xenia said...

Glad you have found your way out of the dumps! I really need to spend more time at the Runner's Lounge. Look what good stuff it's doing for all of you.

Have a great weekend!

P.S.--Excellent bathroom shot! :)

Vickie said...

If you hadn't said that was a bathroom shot, I would have thought you were in a helicopter! Some weeks ARE tough, but once they're over everything seems easier. Getting closer to the time we meet up too!

Nitmos said...

You have a busy race schedule on top of everything! But, of course, that is the fun part of BUSY.

Wes said...

Marcy is such a bad influence. That's why we love her :-) A tough week off is sometimes just what the running doctor ordered ;-)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the haircut. You look FAB!
And if you want to go see Mama Mia, I am available, though the thought of Remington Steele singing Abba takes away the shine of the man. I don't see it. But I'll go anyway! (-: You know where to find me
t

Anonymous said...

you look so cute. one would never know you had such a tough week.

have a fabulous weekend.

*hugs*
~ b

The Happy Runner said...

Hi there -- Just read your interview over at Runners' Lounge. Love that site!

Good luck with the 10K tomorrow and the 14K on Sunday.

bluecolnago said...

great bathroom shot! next thing ya know you'll be doing the "kerkove" shot!

have a great weekend!

Marcy said...

WHoooooooaaaaaa look at that hot Mommacita in the mirror. *cat calls* You better be careful going out in the world looking like that ;-)

teacherwoman said...

I have had one of those weeks too! great bathroom shot! :)

Mendy said...

You look so gorgeous, chica! Like the bathroom shot. Looks like Marcy is rubbing off on people.

Groover said...

Must have been universal tough week. :-) You noticed my updated profile picture already earlier this week. Guess this explains everything? Felt like good ole Sisyphus all week ...

Viv said...

...then use the list as a cocktail coaster
LOL!
Way to pull your self together with ok I missed running all week but the rest made me stronger, great tude. Made me smile....
I just bookmarked the interview so I can read it. Great photo shot you look fantastic! Have a great weekend :-)

Amy said...

Love your new haircut!!! Hope your races went well!

cyberpenguin said...

Boy, can I relate to THAT sentiment. There never seems like there's enough time to get everything done. I find that the easiest way to deal with that list of "everything" is to take some things off the list. ;-) Or other people have got to pitch in & help. After all, maintaining one's sanity should be on that list too. ;-)

Agreed: Amy & Tom of Runner's Lounge are fantastic! 8-)

cyberpenguin said...

Wow, nice to see a lof of familiar faces here at your blog. I see that a lot of the ladies here are also Hundred Pushups challengers. In fact, some of you might not know it, but you've also been listed as proud members of the Hundred Pushups Queens on my blog. Yea! For other ladies who're doing the hundred pushups program & would like to join the "Hundred Pushups Queens," please either email me or leave a comment anywhere on my blog. You & your blog will get top billing (i.e., your name "in lights"!) at the upper left corner of my blog, & oh yeah, you'll get bragging rights for being one of a handful of gusty gals doing the program. The goal is to grow the group & become one hundred strong (pun intended!).

Thanks & good luck to all you hundred pushups challengers!

-C

P.S. Hi there, Nitmos! ;-)

Vickie said...

Laurel, I forgot to tell you I love your new do. So much that I was supposed to get my hair cut this weekend and printed your pic to use that as a guide, forgot it, and ended up with something a little different--for me that is. Also, I read your interview with Runner's Lounge and enjoyed it very much.