You ever get into a exercise rut? I used to get into them at least 3-4 times a year where I just didn't want to do anything that requires putting on workout clothes. And the annoying thing is that you don't intend for it to get that bad. You take a day off, then something happens on day 2 and so you tell yourself: "Definitely back at it tomorrow!" And then that tomorrow comes around and you're already so used to all that extra time you have by not exercising that you find any reason (excuse) to not lace up.
Well that's how it was this past week with blogging. Sadly, I don't have any legitimate reasons for not posting other than I let night snowball into however many nights its been. I mean, I guess I could say I've been really busy and that would be the truth. I can't even pretend that I've been watching or even keeping up with the Olympics these past two weeks.
School work has definitely picked up and substitute teaching and essay correcting for another job has definitely taken up much of my non-school time. I've even had to put in my two weeks notice at the YMCA I've been working weekends for for the past year just so I can get a breather each week. It's going to be weird actually having a Saturday to do what I want and not have to request off or find coverage to run a race or go out with Val. I'm even missing out on New York's Vegetarian Food Festival next weekend due to work, which seriously bites! Hopefully Val will get to go and enjoy it for the both of us.
Speaking of weekend plans, Val and I are heading to Philly on Sunday for the 2014 Endurance Sports Expo (http://www.endurancesportsexpo.com/) and we are so excited (If she could edit my blog she would say she's more excited than I am. Val: That's just because I haven't had time this week to even think about the expo!). Some of the seminars we'll be experiencing on Sunday are: