Saturday, December 09, 2006

Nuisances

I don’t have much to say about today’s run. It was an easy 15, no new routes or anything. I have a little tightness in my hip tonight, but nothing like before, and I think some trigger point work will fix it. I’ve also been dealing with some pain on the top of my right foot, which is something I’m prone to. I think it’s tendonitis. I don’t know why I get it, but it happens so often that I know how to deal with it. More tape.

Anyone who has not yet bought stock in a kinesio and sport tape company should do so now!

My office move has still not happened. Our facilities guy keeps stringing me along, saying my furniture will get rearranged to my specs, and it will happen soon. But each time the date arrives, he’s got another reason why it can’t be done. I’m at the point where I want to just move in, anyway, but I know that as soon as I do that, one of two things will happen:

• The Great Missing Part will arrive and I’ll lose the better part of a workday while they rearrange my furniture and I have to put everything back in order again.

OR

• The facilities guy will feel like the pressure is off, the rearrangement will never happen, and I’ll have to sit with my back to the door FOREVER.

It’s frustrating, and worst of all, some people are acting like I’m trying to avoid moving. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have a lot of big plans for my new office and new role in our organization, and I can’t do what I want as long as I’m in my old workspace, where people keep calling me or coming by asking for help with things that are no longer my job. Basic customer service says I need to help, so I do. But it takes time from the things I’m supposed to be doing now, and so many things have changed that I’m really not able to be efficient in my old tasks, anyway. Every day I show up grumpy to still be in my old digs and I go home even grumpier.

So I’m rapidly being ground down by state university inefficiencies that make it take forever to do a very simple task, like rearrange some modular furniture. I’m trying to stick to my principles (I shouldn’t have to sit with my back to the door, and if they say they’ll fix it soon, they should fix it… soon), but I have a feeling I’ll be forced to cave on this issue soon.

If I do, I’ll just have my office door closed all the time. So there. We’ll see how much they like that!

In bunny news, Tidbit is becoming a mountaineer! Apparently she found a way onto the back of a rather large stuffed chair that’s tricky even for the cat. But she’s been in an adventurous mood lately, sneaking into the bedroom if the door is open for even a minute, and things like that. I guess she’s just feeling adventurous.

Recent Workouts
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 45 minute elliptical, with intervals
Wednesday: 30 minute elliptical, with intervals
Thursday: 40 minute spin
Friday: Rest
Today: 15 mile run

13 comments:

Spider63 said...

Bureaucracy! I imagine that you are dealing with something along the lines of Post Office clerk attitudes (not the Letter Carriers, who are usually very nice)? Anyhow, you are an exercise monster, all that cardio and 15 miles?? You need to post a photo sometime. You can wear a ski-mask if you are concerned about your identity!

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You are doing amazing work!! Stress on the job seems to be something that is often inflicted. I hope it gets resolved for you so that you can get the office that you want. Keep on sticking to your training, it relieves stress to work out!

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Thomma Lyn said...

Yup, bureaucracy can make you want to tear your hair out. I know exactly where you're coming from -- I worked for a state university for fourteen years.

So cute about your bunny! And wow, I'm curious -- what is the relationship like between your cat and your bunny? Can they get along and be out together at the same time? I've heard of them getting along, but I've never actually talked to somebody who had both a cat and a bunny.

Leslie said...

Sounds like typical red tape beauracracy: hurry up and wait. I'd hate to have my back to the door, too; it's just wrong. I'd be jumpin' out of my skin every 6 minutes.

The tape you speak of ... is mole skin similar? Carl uses it by the roll when he's hiking. Keeps those blisters at bay.

And go li'l Tidbit!

crystal said...

wanted to let you know i'm really enjoying diana's dairy. i couldn't leave a comment there because i don't have a blog.

bunnygirl said...

Crystal, if you came back here, I went ahead and enabled anonymous comments on Diana's Diary. Thanks!

Spider63 said...

Dear Bunnygirl, if you could delete the six duplicates of my message? Talk about bureaucracy~~Either that or my finger got spastic when I hit the POST button!!

Thomma Lyn said...

Hey, bunnygirl -- I tagged you for a meme on my blog. :) And when you get a chance, could you email me at

thommalyn at gmail dot com

It's about the upcoming query letter. :) Thanks so much!