Busy week and I have neglected my creative outlet. I suck.
Running has subsided. First of all, I wanted a few rest days from last Sunday's 1/2 marathon and then when I arranged a running date, my friend canceled and (honestly) I was extremely relieved to put it off. Now, I look back and know how much I benefit from that activity. This morning, I woke up, and forced myself to go outside and greet the day. I walked to coffee, bank and market. Running would have been preferred but I know that I have a full day of being on my feet. Running will have to wait until tomorrow or Monday.
I am finding it difficult to get a good night's rest as a result. Plus, my mind races each night. Some anxiety, excitment and knowing that I have a lot on plate to accomplish before Tuesday--opening day of the new restaurant that I am working at. I have odd dreams of previous restaurants and random occurrences in general. I tried counting sheep or multiplication tables and neither remedy worked. Finally, I watched an episode of veronica mars to settle my mind. Still, I couldn't sleep.
My food intake has suffered as well. The last few days, I have eaten whatever is put in front of me--french fries (multiple times), greasy gyros, etc. However, it's food and I need it. One day, I think I ate a banana before I left for work and then ate twelve hours later since that was the first opportunity I had to find something to eat. I opted for a slice of pizza--yummy.
My car was in the shop which lengthened my commute and reliance on public transport. In the past I have relied on friends but it isn't their responsibility to get me to and from work. Thankfully, I found a bus that could get me near my mechanics instead of hiring a taxi. I don't even want to think of what that would have cost. When the mechanic called to tell me what I owed him, I was surprised. About $200 more than projected--ouch. The idea of a cab for anywhere from $50-$70 was not an option at that point. Bus, walk, light rail--what have you---needed to work.
Last night the minute I put my head on the pillow, I was out. I slept until about 8 am and am so thankful that I finally got a decent night of sleep. Maybe I am realizing that everything is going to work out. That we are going to be successful and a positive addition to the neighborhood. Of course I have always believed this and the doubts just make me try all the more.
I will update more later. I am late for work~