Sunday, February 12, 2012

Long week, short post

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.

7 comments:

Caron said...

I like your attitude about the job situation. For sure, they do know that you can do the job and who knows what may happen in the future. Good luck getting back to everything healthy. :)

Tish said...

Hey Alan, Sorry things went bonkers for you last week. You know I'm a believer. One of my favorite verses is All things work together for good. I think you are so wise to realize that this just wasn't your time for that job. Can't tell you why, but there's something else, something better meant just for you to be doing. Good for you for keeping up with the climbing. I had to laugh at your photo with the stairs in the rain--doesn't it ALWAYS rain there? (remember, I lived in Kirkland for 3 years and it rained every single day, or that's how I remember it from here!) LOL

Dr. Fat To Fit said...

Sorry so much frustrating stuff happened last week. Hang in there and good for you on posting anyway and continuing to climb those stairs! Hang in there.

Bruce said...

It's hard to keep all the balls in the air at once. You did great considering the circumstances. Now the stress of interviewing and all that goes with that, you get a chance to focus back in on other important things. Keep trying. Good things will keep coming your way.

Jessica said...

Sorry about the rough week, but what an amazing attitude! Hope this week is great!

Michele said...

Sorry to hear you did not get the permanent position. Just keep in mind that when one door closes another opens. You may not see it right now.

Glad to see you continue to train (and make time for it) for that Big Climb. Hope this week is going better.

Christina said...

Great attitude, Alan! It sounds like your Climb training is going great.