Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Does It Have To Be This Hard

Why is going back to school at the ripe 'ole age of 34 so hard??? I've moved cities several times to places where I don't know anyone, no home & no job...i consider that way easier than the school thing.

I've started my first full semester and I'm hear to tell you it's going to kick my ass. I won't bore you with all of the details but let's just say finding parking at TX State is enough to put someone behind bars or in the hospital. I now just wear my running clothes in order to get to class on time. I consider this my own personal boot camp...running with a backpack bigger than me and whatever else is needed for rendering.

I also started working last week. I'm doing catering for 34th St. Cafe and I have forgotten how labor intensive this stuff is topped with a non-breathing outfit (totally elevating my sex appeal in this get-up) in this heat...tons of fun. I never knew I could sweat this much. I realize I'm a runner but I'm pretty sure in the past 72 hours I've sweat 1/2 the water out of my body. I think my feet are still pulsating from all of the running around/standing for countless hours over my first weekend of work.

The tough part of all of the above is I don't have any idea how all of these puzzle pieces are going to fit together. I'm exhausted and it's just the 2nd week of school. I managed to get my lazy bum outta bed for my track work-out this morning and my eyes are leaking their so tired. Unfortunately, sleep is one of the first things to go and this is a problem for someone who likes her 8 hours of z's.

My other sad realization for today is I won't be doing a marathon this season. I'll need to downgrade to a half. In a sick & twisted way I'm extremely sad about this but I have to be realistic...it just doesn't fit on my over flowing plate and I really need to relieve myself of some of this pressure.


Joey said...

I can't imagine going back to school. It was tough enough the first time through. Stick with it. To paraphrase Sisson: you can adapt to anything given enough time and consistency. You will get a routine down, and unless you actually commit homicide over the parking (and if you do I'll chip into the legal defense fund no questions asked) it will get better.

That said, there is nothing wrong with downgrading to a half, except that you are calling it downgrading. Remember, it isn't the distance you race - its what you put into it. Is it better to under train for a marathon or do a half you have a better chance of preparing well for?

I still owe you tilpia with porno mango salsa and a couple of ritas. Call in your chip whenever school gets too crazy.


MikeW said...

i'm glad school is back, because that means you're back!

It's pathetic i don't see you in real life anymore.

Katie said...

Thanks Joey. You are correct about all of the above. I should have a routine down in the next week or so and am officially ok about the half.

Don't worry I'll be screamin' for my ritas before you know it.

Wiley- this school thing involves way more sacrificing than I ever imagined. Mark your calendar for Dec 10th. I'll be done and lookin' for trouble;)