Thursday, February 08, 2007

Chaos

CHAOS. I detest it. I am a notorious ISTJ type personality. Look it up if you don't know what it means. Sometimes I have trends that run contrary to the classis ISTJ but everytime I take the test, it is the same . . . ISTJ. My hero is Inspector Javert (Les Miserables). Look that up if you don't know the reference. Bottom line is I like order. I LOVE ORDER. My life has been anything but over the last several weeks and I am beside myself trying to reach balance. Almost all my chaos stems from work . . . . we go through a crunch time, not unlike accountants at tax time, each spring as our deadlines (executives prefer to call them milestones) close in on us. In typical Dilbert "mis"management world there are two things with a milestone . . . One, I make it. That means somebody who has no clue what I do will make a big bonus off of my efforts which will result in my getting more work assigned since I did such a "good" job. Two, I miss it. Our latest batch of self centered ladder climbers . . . errr, I mean executives, have threatened all employees who miss milestones with some type of punishment up to and including termination. Have I told you how much I love my job? I don't mind the occassional push to get a job out the door but when it becomes routine to work 10-12 hour days and one day a weekend, it becomes a little too stressful. Okay . . . venting complete.

I ran 4 miles on Monday . . . . still feeling sluggish from the cold.

I ran 5 miles tonight and felt much better, especially after the first mile and coughing up something that did not belong in my lungs! If a cold makes me feel this way, I cannot imagine how smokers have got to feel.

It is just a few days away from Mercedes Marathon and I know I can run 13 . . . No problem. I am concerned for Susan (whom I am running with). She's been skipping runs the last week and a half because of a cold. It was going to be work for her had we kept up her training but now I think it will be a nice slow training run. But that is okay. I'm looking forward to it.

wish all a nice weekend and watch out for the sleet!

1 comment:

Ashville said...

And so the work place (along with most things) are in chaos,just be glad you have the sense to know it for most don't even recognize this problem. Be glad you are not one of the ones who just float along on someone else mind power...so making you in control and you will accomplish all that you set out to do--in spite of the others.
Running is your outlet and your power for you are in control. Be happy and be glad you are not one of the "non caring--goofy ones"