Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bit of a break

Last week I took a wee bit of a break. Just feeling a little dragged out and basically took the weekend off. It was kind of forced, however as I had a disagreement with a toilet tank, not once, but twice and ended up with a really nice black eye. Being an athlete has it's hazards, and one of them is low blood pressure. On Saturday morning when I got up I was feeling a little faint and ended up cracking my head on the toilet tank and splitting my brow open. I followed that up with another face plant in just about the same spot and split my eye open some more exactly where the first cut was. And to finish, a full back flop onto the floor!

So I had a tiny headache for a good part of the weekend and deferred from any working out.
This week I am feeling fine and back at it. I have been in the pool for a couple of swims and out for a 5 mile and a 6 mile run. Legs have been heavy, but it has also been quite warm which never helps.
Work has been very busy and we underwent some major change this week as my boss left the company. A few longer days as we plan the next few weeks until someone new comes in. There is also an added concern as it is difficult getting adjusted to someone new after you have worked for the same boss for almost 9 years. But I am an adaptable critter and I will do just fine.
On the workout side I am starting to think about just taking the rest of the summer off from competition and look towards a 1/2 and a full marathon in the fall. By then it will be time to start hunkering down for Coeur d'Alene. I have already been looking at some training plans and figuring out how I can adapt them to incorporate some of the Run Smart principles for training. The book has been very helpful and as previously mentioned does largely support a lot of my beliefs around effective and efficient training. I really like how the author helps to put training into perspective with the rest of your life to maintain a healthy balance. So I am confident I can come up with something that will help me meet my goals without burning me out.
Have a great week!


Love2Run said...

LOL Sorry but I couldn't help myself. And I thought it was just me that gets woozy on occasion. Good luck with the new plan and the job stuff.

Jamie said...

Ouch! You sure you weren't trying to take photos of Sean Penn? Best wishes with the running and also the new job situation.