This has not been a stellar week for me. I thought about skipping posting this week (I post every Sunday), but decided to go ahead. In a nutshell, I was appointed to a position in my organization in September when my boss vacated it to take another job. I've put my all into it and I don't think it'd be braggin' to say things have gone very well. Until this week anyway, when I had to interview for the permanent appointment. Long story short, it's a very attractive job, there were a lot of hot candidates, and this just wasn't my time. I'm not out of work, so nothing tragic here, just disappointment over what might have been. I've also had my first cold in forever, my omnipresent eyeglasses broke 24 hours before my interview, and registration for the Big Climb closed before the rest of my team could get registered (my wife and sons are in, at least). It was just one of those weeks. My eating wasn't stellar - I wasn't really able to concentrate on weight loss - but it wasn't a disaster, either, considering the circumstances.
The reason I decided to post is that I decided not to skip my stairs training this morning, which I did before awaiting the phone call from the search person. It was easily the best I've felt all week. Exercise really does help you combat stress, and thank goodness for that. My training stairs have 68 steps and I increased from 12 to 13 flights. On track for the 20 needed for The Big Climb.
If you're interested in stair climbing, I just came across a very good introductory article on stair training.
I appreciate all of you who still check in here from time to time. Now that the craziest part of my job is behind me, maybe I'll be setting a better example on the eating and exercise fronts.