Thursday, July 5, 2012

July Update...

Has anyone noticed how my posts seem to be coming less frequently lately?  CR let me know last night that I needed to post so he would know what I have been up to lately.  LOL.  For the past couple of years, our work schedules had us like ships passing the night.  I would see him when he got home at 9:00PM and would sit with him while he ate dinner and before I passed out for the night at around 10:00PM.  He often said that reading my blog was his best way of keeping up with me. :)

On May 15th, all that changed.  CR and I bought a local business and have been running it together for the last six weeks or so.  It has been nice to spend more time together, even though it is while we are working.  I mostly do the accounting and help out the occasional customer (as long as they don't need anything too complicated) - I have A LOT to learn!  It is a scary proposition as we are ALL IN so to speak.  

This past month has mostly involved just figuring out what bills need to be paid, getting contact names changed and just trying to keep the finances flowing.  Summer is traditionally the slow time which, in a way, is nice as it is gives us a chance to get to know the process before the busy season hits.  So far it has been a great experience and I am so glad we took a chance on it.  

I have still been on my swim, bike, run training although it has been difficult to get on a schedule which seems insane because I have much more free time than I used to when I wasn't self employed.  I think I have fallen into the trap of thinking I will work out at the end of the day which just doesn't work for me.  I have to get up and get it done or it gets pushed to the side.

My race at Lake Oconee went pretty good.  I ended up fourth in my age group so you can't complain about that one, right?  I was feeling the lack of training on the run but nothing too horrible.  The race was pretty much one hill after another so that may have had something to do with my run as well.  Either way, I got to meet Summer and her hilarious family while I was there so it was all good.

I have been playing a ridiculous amount of tennis (which, yes, contributes to the scheduling issue mentioned above...)  but I am enjoying it even though I could stand to scale back on it a bit.  I have a couple of tri related training sessions this summer that I am looking forward to as well as another go at Augusta 70.3 and Beach2Battleship.  

All in all, life has been pretty great lately.  Don't pinch me because if it is a dream I don't want to wake up :)  


10 comments:

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Glad to hear things seem to be working out.

As long as you're happy doing what you're doing, everything will come together. We all fall from our training schedules at some point. And I sure do miss playing tennis!

Michael said...

I played tennis in high school but haven't played in close to 20 years. It would be fun to play again. How exciting that you guys started your own business. Hope things go well but get a little less crazy!

Kate said...

Congratulations on your new business!

ConcreteNCoffee said...

4th in your age group is awesome, congrats! I've been pondering a tri this year in the Ga/ATL area but have yet to fully commit to a swimming regimen, which is the part of a tri that really scares me. Good luck @ Augusta!

Carolina John said...

You know if this local business you're running has a web site, you can use the blog to promote that. It's ok. What's the business in anyway? I'm curious.

ajh said...

What kind of business is it? It's great that it is going well!

Colleen said...

So glad that things are going well... and the timing thing will always work itself out! :) I feel like we need to get together soon though... it's been too long! :)

Mike said...

Glad owning your own business is working out so far. What kind of business is it?

Swim Bike Mom said...

I start my new job Monday and while I should have "more time" I worry about having the same issues that you are experiencing - trying to fit it in... :) Sigh. I am glad to hear that things are going well!!
See you tomorrow!

lindsay said...

Glad the new job is working out well! Hope that continues and that you don't get too tired of CR ;)