Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Miscellany

Happy Monday.  As a lover of words, I love a good alliteration, so today I bring you Monday Miscellany.  Here's what's on my mind today....

1.  I ran 8 miles on Saturday, which is the longest I have ran since like October.  And it went really well!  I intended to run 6, but I ran into my run club so I turned around and ran a mile with them, adding 2 miles onto my run, which ended up being totally fine.  I actually had planned to run more than one mile with them, but I misread their route - oops!  Oh well, it was great seeing them for a mile.  I definitely want to get back to doing runs with them again. 

2.  CFA studying is going well, but it's definitely an inner battle to not beat myself up or get discourage.  I keep reminding myself I felt this way last year and succeeded.  It especially bugs me when they say something like, "this is an easy, straight forward way to do x."  Um, no, it's actually not easy or not straight forward.  At all.

3.  I was in Charlotte for work last week and it was 60 degrees on Friday!  Wow, that felt awesome.  We've had a really mild, wonderful winter here in Minnesota, so I won't complain about our temps but 60 degrees felt fan-freaking-tastic.  The trip itself?  Meh, but it's behind me.

4.  I'm heading on another trip this Friday - this time to Chicago!  Friday-Monday will be spent with friends, and then Tuesday-Wednesday I'll be doing client meetings with sales reps.  It's my 2nd trip to Chicago in 3 months - I'd be really happy if these Chicago trips ended up being a quarterly thing.  I won't get a chance to see my brother & his family on this trip, but hopefully on my next trip I can! 

5.  I come back from that Chicago trip and have my sinus surgery 2 days later.  I am actually really looking forward to having this surgery.  I don't feel as awful as I did October-December, but I don't feel great.  And this surgery should result in me feeling great (fingers crossed).  I just want it here and over with!

So... CFA studying + 5 day trip to Chicago for fun/work + sinus surgery = Sporadic posting for the rest of the month.  I'll check in on a somewhat regular basis - just don't be concerned if you don't hear from me for a couple of days.  It means I am up to my eye-balls in linear regression modeling or economic theory.  Don't be jealous. ;)

22 comments:

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

You have a busy schedule there!Hope all goes well with your surgery and sinus troubles are all better!

Becky said...

"It means I am up to my eye-balls in linear regression modeling or economic theory." That sentence made me want to cut myself. You are amazing. FOUR sleeps!

abbi said...

Another busy schedule you've got going on - hope all goes well with your upcoming trips and the surgery.

Ashley said...

Wow, you're busy! Have so much fun in Chicago, I hope you have a great time with your friends!

Carolina John said...

please don't judge the entire south (or all of NC) just by charlotte. Last week was a fantastic time to be there, especially if you wanted to get a nice run in. but plenty of other parts are less meh. come to raleigh!

Jess said...

Oh, Lisa! You and your crazy, busy schedule always impress me.

Hope you have some time for relaxing somewhere in there. Good luck with studying, travelling, working, etc!

B and B said...

I hope the weather stays like this! It certainly helps when you can run outside in January!

Take care!

missris said...

Have so much fun in Chicago! I'm jealous. And keep in mind that you are SUCH a baller for studying so hard, and it will totally pay off!

Abby said...

Hang in there, Lisa! Good luck with your CFA studying among all the other challenges going on. I know these will be tough months, but I know you will pull through. Just keep your eyes on the target!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I like the Monday Miscellany post! I'm like you, I love a good alliteration. :)

You are doing so phenomenal at managing all of your obligations, I definitely admire that about you! You're going to kick the CFA's butt!

See you SOON!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Yes fitting in blogging on top of everything else would just be stressful. So glad we talk daily though as I would totally miss you after not hearing from you for a couple of days ;)

Marisa A. said...

Good luck on the CFA test! And don't worry, once you're done we can party because I'll be living up there!!!!

Raquelita said...

Wow! You have so much going on right now. I will have to remember this and refrain from complaining when I feel overwhelmed. I hope you have a great trip to Chicago!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

I read that bullet about coming to Chicago and was initially disappointed you hadn't told me about your trip. Then, I glanced at my calendar and realized I GET TO SEE YOU IN LESS THAN A WEEK. HOORAY! =)

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

You definitely have a lot going on right now. I hope your trip to Chicago and sinus surgery and all goes well :) You definitely deserve to feel better especially with all that is going on in your life right now!

Lisa-Marie said...

You are one of those people who's life is always full. You are not someone who says no, and it is admirable!

Excellent work on the run, good luck with the studying and the surgery, enjoy your trip, and I Shall check in to see how you are doing!

Stephany said...

You have a busy January ahead of you! I hope the CFA studying goes well, as does the sinus surgery. And I'm a biiiit jealous of your Chicago trip!! Have the best time!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Have fun in Chicago! I wish I could come! I hear the weather there has actually not been too bad! And good luck with your studying/work trip/sinus surgery! Once you are done with the surgery, you are going to feel so much better!

Oh and GOOD job on the run! You just whipped it out, like that! Nicely done. I knew you still had it in you! Now what marathon are we going to do!?

Jeanie said...

You are one busy woman! I know your surgery will go well -- in the long run, you'll be so glad!

Marlys said...

Have fun in Chicago! We were there over the weekend and there is actually green grass showing! My, that is unusual for January!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Congrats on the 8 miles, and good for you for making time to run when you are so insanely busy!!

Chicago should be fun! I have never been there, but am very interested in going there one day.

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Oh my, busy busy! So impressive that you can stay sane with your travel schedule. Nice work on the 8 miler. It's always weird to start working back up to distances that you haven't seen in a while, but that's a good thing. Have fun in Chicago!