Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Swamped

OK, so after the high of yesterday, knowing it was the last week of classes, I've now been buried in an AVALANCHE of work, including some new stuff that landed on me today... Of course, it's major and needs to be dealt with before Christmas break.

Oh yeah... and I had a physio appointment today for my knees. Yes... both of them.

Apparently, I won't be taking my stress out on the track any time soon.

Here's hoping I don't turn back to eating as a stress reliever. (God help me!) Whatever happens, don't let me do that, OK? I've worked too hard this semester to be healthy and balanced to give it all up now!!

I may be out of the blogosphere for a couple of days, as I crawl out from under this pile of work, but I'll be back again... as soon as I can!

8 comments:

Turtle Guy said...

I would encourage you to reflect on some advice you've given others in times of being overwhelmed. I seem to recall you suggested to Zou Zou to "breathe" and to yours truly, "You do what you can do for that period of time and make a decision not to worry about the rest." - which I'm happy to see, you have! We in the bogosphere will still be here when you return - duty done and spirit refreshed.

Bast said...

Hey, I understand being swamped. It's my natural condition. But just remember to take time - every day - for yourself. Very important. Give yourself a facial, say nice things to yourself, have a cuddle with the cats ... all the rest is just detritis (love that word - have been hoping to use it!)

M A F said...

Sorry to hear about the knees. Have you thought about substituting running with a low impact stationary bicycle or a elliptical(sp) machine to get your aerobic exercise?

The only thing that come to mind when you are in an avalanche is to not panic. I have no doubt that you will get through it.

ipodmomma said...

it's a drag when our bodies have the upper hand... feels a bit confining... will be thinking of you and sending you lots of vibes for stressless days and peaceful nights!

jsut a quickie... do you drink a lot of water? that was something I had to incorporate into the regime....

have a good day!

zouzou said...

Soldier on, my dear! All things come to an end, good or bad (that's a bit of Buddhist philosophy for ya). I'd say, do the non-impact thing if you can, otherwise let's go for a swim. Yes I said SWIM as in water, despite the fact that I swim like a rock. The things I do for my friends. Heck, that's why they made those little plastic arm bands right? With enough ballast even rocks float. Or is it the other way around? Maybe ballast makes things sink... maybe it's time to find out!

madcapmum said...

Funny the differences in our bodies concerning water. My skinny, wiry mother is like a cork in the pool, she almost hovers over the surface!

Good luck with the knees, Sarah! I had really sore knees until I got some good orthotics that lined my feet up right. I hope you find your solution quickly.

Elliot said...

I second mac's bicycle suggestion. I have developed some nasty-butt shin splints so I had to go low-impact myself. It's just as satisfying, if not more wonderfully taxing on the thighs.

Amber said...

This too will pass hon ... and then time to start all over again :)

I guarantee that 6 months from now, if you even remember the stress of this week, it will not even be as remotely painful as it is now.

Such is life ...