Is it just me or has this week been the longest evvvver? Thankfully, it is now Friday! This week I’ve gotten in 21 miles of running and even an a.m. workout! I’ve been pouring over my running schedule and deciding how and when I’m going to include weights. I’m starting to get something nailed down, but looking forward to meeting with my new (personal trainer) roommate to see what kind of tips she can offer! Last night I did a nine mile run with an average pace of just under nine-minute miles, not too bad! Tomorrow I’m looking at 13-14 miles, five of which will be with my friend Krista who is a first time runner and training for her first half marathon!
As I go into this weekend I’m also trying to avoid something everyone else seems to be doing – getting sucked into the media hype of our terrible economy. I am SO incredibly sick of hearing about our economy. Yes, I know it’s bad, yes, I know it’s getting worse, yes, I know we haven’t hit rock bottom yet and yes, I know unemployment is at an ultimate high. I think people are so scared of loosing their jobs, homes and savings, that everyone is at high-risk for insanity. I don’t really want to live my life in fear, and even though this is a good time to learn financial lessons, save money and be more careful of spending, I think we’ve reached an epidemic level of panic. I know my job isn’t guaranteed, I have friends that have recently become unemployed, but I also know that things aren’t going to be this way forever. Things will be hard, our economy isn’t going to bounce back over night, but does that mean we all have to live in fear and depression? I hope not. So, I’m going to spend my weekend enjoying what I have, being smart about my money, and NOT talking about our crappy economy.
I found a “good news” article for our current economic state, read it if you want to feel better – it made me feel better! Click here.