scattered thoughts

My brain is going a mile a minute and I'm feeling very disheveled. But I know talking about it makes me feel better, so that's what I'm going to do. First of all, I'm behind. I have 3 posts (half-marathonr recap and runner profile for the LRL website and half-marathon thoughts for here) just waiting to be published as soon as I get pictures inserted. All written up nicely. Proofread. Even have notes about which pictures to insert where. The problem? Out internet was down last night. And I haven't quite figured out how to insert pictures within text on the wordpress app on my phone - they all just show up at the end. So the posts will just have to wait. (It was back on when I left for work this morning!)

I also didn't realize how much I work out my stress on the roads. I haven't been able to run in a week (thanks peroneal tendonitis!). I've worked up a crazy sweat on the arc trainer, lifted weights, chilled with yoga, and taken a few walks. But it isn't the same. I'm a runner. I've never realized that more than the last 11 days. Add to the stress of not running, I'm starting to wonder if I'll be able to finish the marathon in 23 days (!!!!!). The half and full marathons start at different places, so starting the full and downgrading to the half won't be possible. I'm trying not to panic. The good news? After 11 days, my foot is 80% better. I'm just hoping that I'll be okay with whichever decision I make leading up to the race.

Things are moving right along with my coaching business. I have several clients that I'm learning the ropes with. I'm working on getting the website ready to officially open in December. I have a list of things I need to do that is a mile long (like all the legal stuff). For the most part, though, I'm having a ball. But I also need to hammer down how to balance the free run group and what coaching services will come with a fee. Because, let's get real here, if this is going to be my career, there has to be income from the group. I spend a lot of time there. But I don't know how I feel asking my friends for money. That's a struggle too.

I'm doing pretty well with getting in the habit of being thankful again. Maybe not exactly daily yet, but I'm keeping my eyes open and taking the pictures. That's a start. I'll be in the habit by November.

So don't be alarmed if there is a onslaught of posts (and tons and tons of pictures) coming soon.

You know who else is coming soon? The Niece is coming to spend the weekend with us! YAY!

Happy weekend, friends!