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No shit, Tempus Fugit!
Where have I been???!!! 
10th-Aug-2006 12:22 pm
jessica -- really look: brn_gamble
It's been a week since my last post! Man, time flies when you're not having fun . . . and I've been back at work since Monday and flailing, it seems. After a week off, re-entry was particularly bumpy, and I finally got my email inbox down to 30 or so (from more than 100), and I got my hair done Tuesday night, and I've tried to keep the tennis going in the evenings . . .

Anyway, I have three more meetings today, then I'm off again for three days. No, I'm not, because we're doing our volunteer car wash for four hours on Saturday, so I'll be back here to wash board member's cars (which sounded like a great idea when we talked about it three months ago).

More important, in three weeks I'll be on vacation again! And it will be U.S. Open time, and the summer will be nearly over.


I haven't done the treadmill once this week, but I played so hard on the court last night (with Mitch, mostly) that I was deathly sore after. So I didn't even bring clothes to walk with the girls today. I'm still waiting to see results of all these efforts, although I'm starting to recognize my body a little more. It's funny. When I'm out of shape, I don't feel like myself. When I start to get in better shape, I always define it (even internally) as 'recognizing' my body or seeing my regular body come back. That ideal body has probably existed much more rarely than the out-of-shape one, but I always feel it's my real body. (And considering it took a dozen years out of the second half of my life to develop my back and shoulders and arms -- the whole upper body, really -- this perception is even more strange.)

Whatever. I guess I'd rather deal with my body image with a positive set of expectations, rather than a negative one.

Anyway, I still have a lot of work to do so I can be at my 'best' for the Centennial year (which starts on October 7 at our auction). And I'm impatient (as usual).

On the tennis front, the stars have not been alligned so far in the post-Wimbledon summer. Nadal and Federer are just getting started after extended layoffs, but Agassi, Roddick, Blake, Hewitt and many of the women are having a less-than-stellar season. I have to laugh when they show the U.S. Open Road Show commercial, because so many of the participants are losing early, cancelling their appearances or yet to show up at all. I hope we get a Nadal/Federer final at the Rogers Cup this weekend, but I feel like Rafa needs to play a little better to get there. Roger (who turned 25 a couple days ago) is looking his normal, invincible self.

ETA: Rafa lost today! I had a meeting out of the office and missed it, but I just heard. Shit.

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12th-Aug-2006 01:45 am (UTC)
Yikes is right! I'm exhausted just reading your post. :-p

One would think if you're on the go so much, the pounds would just drop off. I've done some empirical testing on this and it just ain't so. Darn it. I managed to escape my desk today and took a nice walk. It did wonders for my morale and my body.

At least you're playing tennis. That's good stuff.

Hang in there and when vacation time comes, actually take one. :-)
12th-Aug-2006 06:32 am (UTC)
I think it's great that you have a positive body image. So many women don't. When I used to date (and sleep with) women, I got sick of how even the skinniest of them always had issues with some part of their body, their hips, their tits, their upper arms. Crazy shit I couldn't even see. Why not believe you look better than you do instead of worse? If you believe it, other people will be more likely to.

I haven't really followed tennis this summer, but it's too bad the U.S. can't muster up a decent player who wins some of the big matches. Seems hard for me to understand.
13th-Aug-2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
YAY for getting things done, exercising & getting fit!!
YAY for volunteer work!! (Done some last week! Taught English to kids - holiday workshop thing. It was fun! Go figure.)

It's inspiring you developed your upper body so late!! Still gives us hope! ;) LOL I'm skinny but not very athletic. I just read that people with too many pounds who exercise are much better off health-wise than skinny couch potatoes!!

And I like your way of looking at things too!! Why should the actual amount of time define who we are?

PS I added you back! Looking forward to reading your journal!

Oh & YAY for vacations!!

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