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Anyone else totally stressed out? So much goin' on...
<ul><li>Wife's training for first ever marathon at Boston. Trying to be accommodating of her needs.</li>
<li>FIL is staying at our place waiting to be admitted to a residential substance abuse program.</li>
<li>Buddy's getting married and I'm participating - must plan words, support planning, keep him off ledge, etc.</li>
<li>Spring soccer season getting started so Saturdays begin with DS11's indoor practices at 7:30 AM.</li>
<li>Work is hot with a major program calendar shake-up and associated re-planning efforts.</li>
<li>Social calendar unusually full with, count them, one event this Saturday night and <i>another</i> next Saturday night.</li>
<li>Confirmation program begins at church this Sunday and I'm mentoring again.</li>
<li>Wife leaves Sunday evening for four days in Germany.</li>
<li>Toilet in kids' bathroom keeps getting stuck and I keep bending and re-tying chain and I just. Can't. Fix. It!</li>
<li>Spring mileage ramp is way below anticipated levels due to January knee injury, Italy trip, and multiple other excuses.</li>
<li>And... I'm worried that my favorites, Jason Castro and Brooke White, may have their days numbered on American Idol!!</li>
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How are YOU sleeping?
 

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That's quite a list LRR -<br>
For whatever reason, I don't actually feel that stressed the last few weeks, which is a bit new for me. I think I've stopped caring about the clutter and dirt around my house and all the other little things that irk me daily <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Talk to me next week - I'll probably be back to a stressball for whatever reason <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif">
 

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When I have to take the pain meds for my toe, I sleep VERY well.<br><br>
I know what you mean though. It seems like everything piles on at once at times. It'll get back to a "calmer" state soon, hang in there.
 

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Definitely. I am perpetually stressed by chaos and loss of control in every aspect of my life: work, finances, family, etc. Every minute I fall further and further behind. Everything is a complete mess and needs improvement. It's a tough place to be wedged into and the problem feels too overwhelming to tackle so I just let it eat away day after day. I repress it all the best I can and use training as my drug but even my training is a stressor because I am perpetually behind in that too and always have some kind of nagging injury, expense, pool closure, lack of time, etc. to deal with.
 

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I hear you.....couldn't get enough sleep last night..........this morning's resting hr was 39...........<img alt="sleepy1.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sleepy1.gif">
 

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I'm sick again. I don't know if it's a stomach bug or food poisoning. Everytime I start to get better I get sick again. My training sucks because I feel so miserable all of the time and this makes me feel like a slacker which in turn makes me feel worse. It's a vicious cycle that I just want to be over with.
 

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Right there with you. Job stress has been eating away at me this week and I've only been here 2 days!<br><br>
Hang in there.
 

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Hang in there John. This too shall pass. If you get stumped, you could always borrow from the infamous wedding scene from our favorite movie.<br><br>
I'm finally pulling myself out of my stress quagmire....three weeks with no days off will do that to you.<br><br>
As far as AI, anyone else sad to see Danny go? He wasn't a great singer but he sure was entertaining. And Amanda? So over her...I cringe to think of what Beatles song she'll butcher next week.
 

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I'm with you! New 4 hour daily commute starting Jan has really done me in.......feeling Like I'm not being a good Mom, not doing good training, not eating well, I guess I've just been feeling like I can't do anything right and everythings a mess!<br><br>
BUT....I am starting to feel better, esp since I bowed out of Timberman........guess what, now that I am training for an Oly I can actually DO the training! Yeah!<br><br>
Just need to find the J O B and all will be better!<br><br>
ps.......good luck to Gator girl on her first Mary...at Boston no less! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I am so there with you. My schedule seems to be changing by the moment. Had a 5k race planned for tomorrow, about 20 miles from home. Now I won't be able to do it, as I'll be working. Thought about going to race first, but it would get me to work too late, plus it would be just too much driving. Work was supposed to have calmed down, but it has not, and they have just increased our daily output quota. Fun fun.<br><br>
Barely, just barely making my training goals for April's race. I keep telling myself when I fall short, that it will still be ok. I wonder how long I can keep convincing myself of that?<br><br>
Stuff on the home front continues to be rather less than stress-free as well.<br><br>
This too shall pass, this too shall pass...
 

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Work is rediculous and my training has gone from minimal to non existent. My training buddies are worried that I am about to fall into the abyss....<br>
While I know that is not the case I cant seem to get started again.<img alt="shock.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif"><br><br>
Have to say though, after reading some of these I dont feel so alone about it all...
 

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I'm with you LRR<br>
Work is getting overwhelming<br>
a. term is ending next week which means final exams, massive grading,<br>
and having to start 3 new classes<br>
b. have to set up mini internships for our juniors to have a "work place" experience in a career they might be interested in.<br>
c. our school in working through the accredidation process and I'm in charge of the committee that organizes this<br>
d. just got asked today if I was interested in being our union president for next year.<br>
e. I'm faculty advisor for the prom which is rapidly approaching.<br><br><br>
On the home front<br>
a. kids, DH are great<br>
b. I'm willingly supporting DH's hockey schedule<br>
c. Dad is still recovering from his heart attack. My brother and I are trying to stay on him about the exercise he is supposed to do.<br>
d. I haven't been to the pool in 3 weeks. I am keeping up with run/bike though.<br>
e. house is a mess<br><br>
Remain calm, all is well is my mantra right now.
 

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You think you have stress?<br><br>
o I'm getting married in less than a month. I'm 38. I've gotten pretty used to being able to sleep with any pretty girl I want.<br>
LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: It's not like I've slept with every pretty face or anything.<br>
SUMMARY: HOLY SHEET!<br><br>
o I'm holding three mortgages. One of them is probably double what most of you are paying per month.<br>
LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: Once two places are sold and the money transfered, that one mortgage will be probably about what you are paying. Plus then comes a set of race wheels and maybe a shiny new Cervelo.<br>
SUMMARY: NO STRESS.<br><br>
Okay then, so life isn't so bad.<br><br>
And it ain't bad for you either. Because these "problems" we all have, they're pretty darm good problems to have. Not like my good buddy from high school who's going back to Afghanistan to play witness to a group of people with *real* issues.
 
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