I'm a stress case

by - Thursday, March 26, 2009

This entire week I have been one big stress case. I can pinpoint a few of the things that are really bothering me and I'm trying to deal with them as best I can. Some are completely out of my control, but the thing that's really driving me nuts is the dealing with the MVA to get a Maryland license and to change the registration of my car.

I must have read the stupid MVA site five times and I'm still confused about the excise tax. It seems like the application says one thing and the Web site describing the application says another. Gahhh!!

Deep breaths, deep breaths.

Thank goodness I'm teaching yoga tonight. It will be just the stress reliever I need.

It will also be the first time I've done any form of exercise since the race on Saturday. I wanted to run yesterday, but just ran out of time dealing with work stuff and life stuff.

As far as what's next, I'm scratching the Annapolis half marathon from my race calendar. It's way too expensive. I am however probably going to register for the Baltimore 10 Miler soon and maybe a new half marathon in Arlington, Va. in May.

We'll see though. Part of me wants to stop "training" and just get back to running, and lifting and yoga and then get back into training for the Rock n Roll half in Virginia Beach.

I don't know. I'm kind of all over the place lately, which probably came across a lot in this post.

Sorry for the scatter-brainedness, hopefully yoga will fix some of that tonight.

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  1. Deep breaths.
    Let it go. You'll be fine :)

  2. Busy busy!

    I'd get a giant calendar with the location and cost of each possibility, and see what you really WANT to do.

  3. I just registered my car in Maryland and I had to pay excise tax. I have a lease, and I had to pay tax on the value of the car (minus the lease payments I'd made)...$1200. Ouch.
    Hopefully you have better luck!

  4. hang in there girl!! races ARE so expensive... there are a couple i really want to do that i am passing on too.

  5. I hate it when things that should be so simple end up being so complicated!

    I'm sure yoga tonight will make you feel a million times better!

  6. I'm guessing yoga will make things easier to deal with. :-)

  7. Anonymous3:13 PM

    Life just seems to be getting in the way of doing the fun stuff like training! Hope things slow down for you.

  8. Ditto on x-country's suggestion. Good luck tackling all of it!

    I hate how expensive races are becoming. I'm not sure whether it's that insurance is going up or because there are more people (or because there's more demand so they can charge more), but I've definitely had times where it was just too prohibitive.

  9. Ya! Deep breaths... Leave it up to the government to really screw something up. Namaste! :-)

  10. Yikes chica! You need a beer ;-)

  11. I have lived in MD for nearly two years now. I've purchased a new car during that time, and I still have not been to the MVA to change my driver's license from MI to MD. I have absolutely no motivation to visit that hell-hole. So I know where you are coming from!

    As others have said, just keep breathing and when all else fails, remind yourself that you just have to deal with the MVA, you don't have to work there! Thank god.

    Hope the yoga helps tonight.

  12. Anonymous6:26 PM

    Hope the yoga helps. Sounds like you need a little time to regroup. Good luck!

  13. I can totally understand wanting to stay off racing for a while. Hope yoga helps deal with everything going on.

  14. I hate how expensive races can be...but oh how I love race tshirts!

  15. O. MY. GOD!

    MARCY is recommending beer? Thanks, MARCY!

    THIS is how I find out my bloggy-job has been outsourced?

  16. Anonymous12:51 PM

    For those who missed the news last week, both chambers are moving ahead with plans to bring Maryland into compliance with the federal Real ID law but with a key difference: The Senate wants to require proof of legal residence for all new licenses and renewals. The House wants to grandfather in illegal immigrants who now have licenses and create a two-tier system, so that their licenses would be labeled "not federally compliant" for the purposes of getting into federal buildings, boarding airplanes, etc. Gov. O'Malley says he'll sign either bill but prefers the House approach.
    mva maryland