Busy like a bee (except it would be nice to be like a bee and not have to be on my legs)

No, I didn’t die after the second half-marathon :) My legs have been sore (especially on Monday where I had the brilliant idea to wear 2 inch heels to work), but I’ve still been working out a good amount, and they’re not nearly as sore as I thought they’d be. The only bad thing was the Bikini Bootcamp class I went to at the gym last night (I got out of work at 7, and the class was at 7:30, so I had just enough time to get there). There was a lot of leg work, so I kept having to do the easy modified versions of stuff or take rest breaks. I felt like a big wimp, and wished I could just announce to everyone, “I ran 26.2 miles this weekend! My legs are sore!” Would it be too much if next time I went to the gym I wore two medals around my neck?

Work (my job, not my exercise routine) has been super busy lately, but I’m loving it. Yesterday I got performance reviews for my last two projects, which I was kind of worried about. Not that I think I’m doing a bad job; it’s just that everyone at my firm is used to being the best, so when you put them all together, someone has to be at the bottom of the heap, and I had no idea whether that would be me. My year-end performance review is coming up in two weeks, and if I want to be able to go to grad school (not now, but in two years), I need to rank in the top 20% of my peers. I really had no idea if I could do that, and I was waiting on these two project reviews to give me some sense.

Well, both of the projects gave me the highest rating possible, with a lot of positive comments, and the director of one included in her comments, “if we could give Laura a higher rating than the highest one, we would.” Hopefully that means I’m on track to do well at my year-end, but you never really know…

(I know this probably sounds like bragging, which is not my intent. I just want to tell someone because I’m so excited! And I obviously am not going to chat with coworkers about it.)


  1. Good for you! It’s always nice to have rave reviews, huh?

  2. Good on you! Hope your legs start cooperating soon ;-)

  3. Congratulations, Laura!!!! That’s excellent and I know it means a lot to you. Sounds like you deserve those good performance reviews too. You’ve worked HARD!

  4. that is awesome!!!!! great job! i definitely think that wanting to give you higher than the best is a GOOD thing :)

  5. Way to go superstar!

  6. Congrats on the good reviews. It’s always nice to hear you are doing a good job and have others validate your thoughts. Take it easy on those legs for a couple days!

  7. Yes, girl. Nice job. And it’s okay to gloat a little after running 2 half-marathons in 2 days and getting a perfect score on your performance review. No wonder your feet are hurting! (and I’m sure you know what I’m referring to here…haha) Rest well!

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