Where’s Kathleen?

Where’s Kathleen? The question Tim asks just about everyday lately.  Sometimes, I have to reference my calendar to ensure I am where I need to be on the right day at the right time. Have you ever felt like that?

You have probably figured out by now that I must be busy or something since I haven’t posted a peep in long time.  My silence does not mean that I don’t wont to say anything, it just means that I am having a hard time finding a chunk of time to write a blog post.  And I am not going to throw pictures of my food diary with one line captions out there just to say I posted something.  I would rather not post anything than to publish that kind of fluff.

It seems like that in the blink of an eye, I went from having chunks of free time to a jammed packed schedule with little or no time to blog.

Here’s the scoop about what I have been up to.  Three weeks ago I started a brand new half-time job and full-time college school schedule all in the same week.   I was really psyched to land this job because it is in dietetics (the reason I am back to school as a full-time student) and I will be working with an experienced Registered Dietitian.  The job I am doing is a job that I have no prior work experience, so I needed to be trained from square one.  I’m finally feeling acclimated to what my primary responsibilities are so now I can take a deep breath.

On the school side of things, I am at school 2 full days and 3 nights.  I know, crazy.  It was the only solution I could come up with to accommodate the job I wanted and the classes that I needed /wanted to take.  Seriously, most of my courses are necessary because they are the final pre requisite undergrad classes I needed before I can move on to the Master’s program.

Digital photography is my own doing.  I’ll be honest, I started to hem haw about dropping it to free up one evening.  In fact, my intention on the first night of class was to make a decision on whether or not the class was a go based on the workload and amount of out of class time commitment.  In the end, I didn’t drop it….photography is going to be fun and I am learning how to use the crème de la crème of photo editing software, Adobe’s Photoshop.  And who cares about the grade, right?

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Our assignments so far have been fun and have forced me see things and think about the camera in a whole new light.  With light, of course, being the operative word.  Another bonus is that Tim and I are spending time together with these assignments so it’s a win win.  Soon, I will share some of the pics and you can tell me what you think.

Other than that, I have been running sporadically.  Sporadically only because it was my decision not to lace up and head outside. I don’t know what happened to me but if it is really cold,  snowy, windy, icy, and just plain nasty, I take a complete rest day.  There was one week not too long ago that I ran only one day.  I admit it, I have turned into a wimp!!  After falling on the black ice last year and being sidelined for a year, I’m not going to chance it.  I also decided that running is not the most enjoyable thing to do when the wind chill factor is below zero and the winter wind is whipping at your face.  Even with my jason mask, the wild wind still finds a way to seep through the neoprene crevices.

I am still planning on signing up for the Tipperary Hill’s Shamrock run for only fun this year and I am still on the fence about a spring half marathon.  I have to wait and see how my life settles down.

One day at a time, right!

Do you have any races in the near future you are training for? Are you ready or not to toe the starting line? Share, share in the comments.