Why, hello exhaustion. Now go away.

I am behind. I may, perhaps just a little, pride myself on being Type A organized, well-rested, well-hydrated and right on schedule. This week has been one of those where I am just too tired to care, or to answer to my inner Bree VanderKamp.
Tri training is in full gear, with seven weeks left to the race and you know what? I ache. After three weeks without weight lifting, cycling or swimming (there was some running and lots of walking in Bolivia), I am sore getting back into my routine. This soreness translates into crabiness and tiredness, which make me daydream at work and crawl into bed hours early just to remain still. It is silly, and I know this time will pass, but I am not a fan of playing catch-up. Especially when the world around me ceases to similarly take a break. My craft table is begging for my return. My garden has turned into the Little Patio of Horrors. My house is dusty. My fridge is bare.
This weekend I am going away with friends to do a bit of pre-October celebrating of Oktoberfest in Colorado. The additional perk is that I’ll be able to catch up with my dad and brother, who will both be passing through — aka, taking me to breakfast. I am also going to accomplish the following within the next week:

1. Finish the knitted baby item that I’ve been working on for 8 months. Seriously, this knitting project traveled with me to Africa and South America and still didn’t get finished. The baby was born today — Jonas, baby boy #3 for Min and Jason. Wahoo! I am going to meet him tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll have a little something wrapped up to be delivered for the occasion.

2. Finish and mail projects for craft swaps I’ve committed to.

3. Read. Rest. Stretch. Run. Repeat.

4. Catch up with correspondence.

5. Read the giant stack of magazines on my bedside that are luring me with their Fall ideas. Fall is my favorite time of year by far. Put fangs and fake blood on Martie and throw her on the cover? And we’ve officially got an issue I’m going to save for ages.

6. Eat healthy. The race and reunion are too close to be goofing off now. Time to get serious about the diet. Good thing I don’t drink beer. It will make being the sober one at Oktoberfest tolerable. If we went to Margarita fest, I don’t know that I’d have the willpower.

7. Be disciplined. There are so many ways I could be more disciplined in my life.

8. Take photos! I’ll be back Monday with loads of pics and stories to share about our adventures, which would probably include exploring the cities in the north and enjoying Crystal River Sport Fishing and other fun activities in the south.

Hope you have a great weekend and I promise to make the most of my temporary blogging break and return to sanity.