Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Not a runner favorite 3 letters put together.
It's happening this weekend for me.
No RnR San Diego.  I had to pull out.
I am not injured.  I am not trained but that is not the reason for the DNS.
Reason : husband crazy job schedule.
He is once again in a crappy overworked situation working an average of 16 hrs per day and getting paid for half of these:(
The last few months have been difficult.
I have been doing everything, kids, puppy...working...
Time for me and for running has been limited.  It is not a priority and I have to sacrifice for now.
I am grateful he does have a job yes...of course...but we have zero quality of family life.
We are both exhausted and stressed out.  So time to look for a better situation, much easier to look for another job while having one.

I feel lost without running.  No balance and pretty frustrated.  That DNS is hard to take.
I won't be in the best of mood come Sunday I know that for sure.

So now I am not training for anything.  It's weird.  I don't like it.  I run when I can even if it's just 3 miles. I take all the miles I can get in.
I will go in summer racing mode: 5 and 10k only.  The 5k with the kids and the 10k for me.
Hopefully things will get better at home over the summer and we will have some "normal" back in our lives soon.

School has been out for a week now.
I could not be more proud of my two sons.
They both had excellent school year again.
My older son had a really hard and demanding year..way too much work and a very strict was hard...and he got straight As all 3 trimesters, one of only 3 kids in his class who achieved that out of 34 kids.  I am amazed and relieved that he still loves school :). Both my kids were very sad on the last day of school....they both love school and that makes me so happy and hopeful for their future.

End of school means no working for me until at least August 4th.  I am not sure what will happen with work...I am hoping that I will continue to work at the school, I really like it a lot.  I was sad to see the 6th graders leave...some of them are really great interesting cool kids.

Because of Bill's work situation we cannot go back to visit my family this year....2 years in a row of not going back..that is not easy... We have decided to stay in California and take a short vacation next week.  The days were approved for Bill so we are going to San Francisco and Yosemite for 5 days.  Road trip!  I am looking forward to just be together and making new happy memories.  I have been to SF only once and it was 14 years ago and I have never been to Yosemite so it will be great. 
The boys are vey excited, Will learned all about the gold rush so he is looking forward to this trip!

I read blogs still....I am there even if I don't comment much....still following your adventures and your steps ....

Thanks for sticking around and for reading...
What are your summer plans?


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Sorry about the DNS, it is hard when you aren't able to get in a good run when you need/want to. Sorry too you aren't able to get back to your homeland and visit again. Fingers crossed for next year. Great job to your smart boys.

One Crazy Penguin said...

A DNS is never easy, but it sounds like it's the best decision for you. Way to make the right decision for you :)

Summer will be busy here. Lots of travel, camping, and hiking! I love the warm weather. Oh, and my return to marathoning!

giraffy said...

SF and Yosemite are so fun, I'm sure you'll have a great time! Can you take the kids to visit home maybe??

Since I've been unemployed for almost a year, and our savings are quickly dwindling, I can say that I'd be psyched to be working 16 hours a day and pay my bills without worrying at this point ;). I know it's hard, but it could be much worse!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you can spend 5 days as a family and get away to make some memories. That is so important!! Is there any way,your husband can talk to his employer? Enjoy your summer!!

My sister is coming from Germany with her kids and husband to meet my little one for the first time. They will stay with us for 3 weeks. I'm super excited!!

Nelly said...

Sorry to hear about DNS, at least though it was for not being trained, as opposed to being injured. That is too bad about your husbands work schedule again, hope he finds something better. 16 hour workdays is insanity. Sounds like your boys continue to do well, they sound really smart. Enjoy SF and Yosemite, Yosemite is so gorgeous.

And thanks on the PR! Jabari Parker of Duke likely will be the top 3 picks of the NBA draft I'm guessing? He is a really good player.

Unknown said...

Sorry you had to take the DNS! :( I would've bought your bib from you. ;)

I hope you enjoy your road trip and get that away time you all need! Yay! :)


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