I'm in the home stretch with crazy work stuff. My last "big" meeting is this morning. After that's over, I have some follow up work to do, and I'm filling in for my boss, who is on vacation for the next two weeks. But, I'm expecting my stress level to drop significantly, as the remaining work on my plate should be more standard, and not as stressful.
I've stayed on top of my working out during this time (although, not always the workouts I've envisioned), but I have definitely dropped the ball with my eating. More snacking, and less balanced meals. My clothing is sending up the signal, as everything is fitting snugger than normal. Not good. I need to get back on the plan.
As for the soccer tournament, it played out as expected. Nick & Sam played each other in the first game. Sam's team is really incredible, and ended up taking first place in the tournament, and they were unscored on. That alone is crazy. Nick's team just couldn't match them in any way, and lost 0-6. Tournament rules limit how many goals you can score without being penalized, thank goodness. Sam's team beat all of the other opponents similarly, and Nick's team ended up winning their next game & tying the third game. Had they scored one more goal in the third game, they would have met up with Sam's team again in the finals. We are all relieved it didn't come to that. ;-)
Nick injured himself in the first game, and missed the last two. He tweaked his back during a collision with another player, so has been resting up. He was disappointed to miss the games, and it's the first time either of my kids has ever missed a soccer game due to injury. So, we've gotten really lucky so far.
I spent 8+ hours at the tournament both Saturday & Sunday, so there wasn't much of a weekend to speak of. I'm very glad I opted to take Friday off. I need the break.
It was fun to get to know some of the parents/kids on Sam's team, and I think Nick idolizes some of them. A few play the highest level of youth soccer (it's run by Major League Soccer) & it's a thing of beauty to watch them play. I'm sad for teams on both sides that the bracket didn't have more balanced team (better challenges for Sam's team, and similarly rated teams for Nick's team.) Ah, well, that's what you get in tournaments, particularly after COVID, when team standings are very misleading.
And with that, I'm off. My goal for the week is to improve my eating! What is your one goal for the week you'd like to focus on?