Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I'm still a runner!

The last week has been insane--far busier and difficult than any other week that has given me trouble over the course of this past year. Because I left Columbia, I had to be out of my University-owned Manhattan apartment by the end of May, which, roughly translated, meant a Saturday move-out. This also meant that I spent the week leading up to this day packing, purging, and shuffling stuff around so that my move would go as smoothly as possible (as if that ever happens, no matter how hard we try). In all honesty, I hate moving. When I sat down and thought about it, I realized I had moved seven times in the past eight years (that is to say since moving out for college). That is a lot of moving. My dream right now is just to settle in somewhere for longer than two years. It is just such a stressful process. Anyway, like I said, the week involved a lot of work. Saturday I packed up a Uhaul truck and a minivan with the help of my parents and friend Mike; Sunday I unpacked the Uhaul truck and managed to somehow hurt my back (not significantly, but enough so that I was pretty uncomfortable); and yesterday I unpacked the minivan. Last night was my first good night of sleep and I still feel sort of beat up and run down. I am now living at my parents' house until I have found employment that is gainful enough to enable me to move out.

Unsurprisingly, I didn't run at all last week. There just wasn't time and with all the work I was doing getting ready for this move, I didn't have the energy. I'm disappointed about it but I am trying not to be too hard on myself about it. I have just had the hardest time getting into a solid routine. It's aggravating, really. Hopefully this week will be a bit quieter and will allow me to get back into the habit of running. I will keep you posted.

More than anything, I just wanted to post to let everyone know that I am still alive and that I am also still a runner; just in case you thought I had gotten so disillusioned that I had decided to give it all up!


Irish Cream said...

Ugh, I hear ya . . . moving is the WORST! Hang in there, Emilie! And good luck turning this new page in your life! I know it's scary and frustrating, but also kind of exciting, if you think about it! We're rooting for you! ;)

Rachel said...

Take the stress off and don't worry too much about the running. Moving is very stressful! You just made me think about the question I have had about moving to cut my drive and may have strayed me away. I did the same thing you are doing last year, moved home while I did the big post college job search. Well...then I made some hasty decisions out of stress (including the move clear out of my way). So hopefully you take the time to relax and think through everything!

*jen* said...

Moving really does SUCK! Don't beat yourself up about not running. You have/had more important things to deal with. Take your time figuring everything out. Like Irish said, we're rooting for you and are eagerly staying tuned. :)

chris said...

Hi Emilie, please send me the e-mail address you blog with. I am setting up a small blog for our virtual training group and I want to add you. E-mail me at gibtown@gmail.com. Thanks!