This week is going to be nutty, so I may as well try and touch on all the topics of the week now, in the event that I can’t blog later. Which, all things considered, is likely.
Dentist in Edmonton
I’ve made the appointments, and started the the process. The funds are waiting, and the team is assembled… but now I need to get my butt into the chair.
I’m going to Edmonton this weekend to see my prosthodontist — he’s going to prep my teeth for brackets — and my orthodontist — he’s going to put on the spacers that will begin my metal mouth journey. I get the full-meal deal braces on February 22 (have I mentioned that yet?). And I don’t mean to sound snarky or sarcastic about all this either, I’m genuinely excited! But it’s the kind of excited that also borders on nervous, anxious, and sometimes a little sick. At the very least, this week will be a short work week for me, since I’m taking off for the Great White North on Thursday morning.
This also means that I’ll have three dentist appointments in the span on five days, plus I’m missing three days of work in a two week span to accommodate all these appointments. Goodbye, vacation days…
That’s the biggest part of my week, but there are other bits and pieces in there as well
Couch to 5k
I’ve signed up for my first 5k, and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s at the end of June in Calgary, and it’s more of a fun run than a competitive race, which makes it ideal for my first. However, that also means I need to start seriously training…like, yesterday.
I’ve downloaded a Couch to 5k app (free on the Apple app store!), and have worked out a rough training schedule in my head. I need to write it all down, and make the commitment to show up — or at least, that’s what the procrastination book I read last month recommended I do to actually get this done. Scheduling is great for a Type A person like me, but the procrastinator inside just likes making the pretty calendars — never mind doing the work.
I’ve gotten a lot better over the last two months, but it’s still something I need to keep in check!
I’m making it a point to walk the 4km to work more often, since it’s a reasonable amount of time, a great way to wake up, and the weather in Calgary has been GORGEOUS lately (though disconcertingly warm). I figure the longer I walk my butt up and down those hills every day (it’s a hilly area), the easier it will be to start running on flat ground.
Then, there’s work on top of it all. This promises to be an insanely busy week/month/season, so to have two three-day work weeks in a row may kill me. I’ll likely be bringing my laptop up to Edmonton so I can check things out from my parents’ house and make sure everything is still running smoothly.
Or does that make me a workaholic? Whatever.
And that’s my week. To make the dentist parts go smoother, I’ll be getting my hair cut as well. This means I’ll be pinning ALL THE HAIRCUTS while I’m not working or organizing health-related things/expenses. Plus, all the requisite friend visits and catch-ups need to happen as long as I’m up north. I miss my connections in Edmonton, but I wouldn’t move back there for almost anything.
If I don’t check back in, have a fabulous week!