the little engine that could

The perfect post title says it all and this one does…it says exactly how I’ve been feeling about everything lately, like I’m going up hill.

I started running again. It’s taking a lot more out of me that it has in the past, I guess that’s the first sign of my age. Yikes! I am running before work. My alarm goes off around 5:40 and I work to be up and running by 6 a.m. Right now I am running 3 miles before work everyday.

Working uphill. everything at work lately seems to take a lot of effort. What used to be effortless is effort-full. Does that make sense?

Finishing the kitchen. It has been beautiful outside and M and I are itching to start our next project. So, the finishing the kitchen is on the back burner right now. Or, at least until it rains.

Digging a big hole. Speaking of our next project, we started digging this week and the patio project is in go-mode. We left the house Saturday hoping to find pavers and we came back a few hours later with a delivery date. The pavers, crusher stone and sand all arrives on Friday, so it looks like I know how we will be spending our Memorial Day Weekend.

Time. I feel like I am doing one thing and am always thinking of something else I want to do. The other night I sat down to read my book, less than two sentences in I put the book down and decided I needed to blog. Then I repeated that process for the next 5 minutes feeling guilty for doing one thing over the other. I guess it’s a decent problem to have though.

Eating & hydrating. With the addition of running to my daily routine I am out of energy at 2 p.m. I never feel like I drink enough water either. Eating right, eating good, and eating properly. It’s always on my mind.

All of this sums up to why I feel like the little engine that could…choo choo!


One Reply to “the little engine that could”

  1. It must be something about this time of the year that overwhelms and exhausts us. I feel the same way lately – the weather is beautiful and a million projects are calling my name at once. But you’re right – it is a decent problem to have, even if I fall asleep by 9:30 most nights! 😉

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