Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Stress (and other excuses)

Okay.... so I figured I should at least check in, since it's been a while. I've been avoiding coming here, because my training has been virtually non-existent. I've done a little running and have done some rollerblading to prep for the Oyster, but nothing consistent.

Tonight, there is a pre-race seminar that should get me pretty pumped up.... but.... the next couple of weeks will be crazy. I will be traveling to attend my 20 class reunion at the end of this week, and then traveling to PA to drive the moving truck back.

The good news is, we have a house. This is a big step in getting life back to normal.

After we get all of our stuff here, get it put away and organized, there should be no more excuses for not working out or training...

...or will there be?

Thursday, July 03, 2008


I've taken the time to get my arse up early enough to get in some training this week. Running, if you can call it that.

The good news is, my toe is not an issue. Now, the issue is the various pains in my legs... from about the knee down.

It occurred to me this morning that I'm probably not stretching enough. I took a little more time this morning to stretch before my run and it did seem to help with the initial pain.

I'm also realizing that I don't train very well when my life is not so settled... and, at the moment, my life is so not settled. I have a new job. We have been living with friends until our house sold in PA (which just did... yay!), where all of our stuff yet remains. Today, I'm happy to report that we found a house and will be relocating our stuff to our new house later this month.

Despite the unsettledmentness (yes, I know that's not a word, but it works)... I need to create time and motivation to get enough training in to avoid embarrassing myself at my next event and be able to have some fun.