First of all, yes, it’s been a while since I posted. To say life has been hectic would be a major understatement. Lots of curve balls on the professional front, and a minor set back on the running/training/recovery front have made for long days with not much down time.
Let’s start with the fun stuff- or not so fun since we’re talking about a set back. After a few weeks of “normal” training (hello, I got to attend Track Tuesday), I went for a run on a Thursday morning and felt tired from the start but didn’t think much more about it. As the run progressed and the nagging pull in my back/hip became more intense, I started mentally tallying my miles and training sessions over the past several days and realized I had accidentally gone 8 days with no rest day. Oops.
It wasn’t intentional, my workouts hadn’t been that intense or long in duration, but my body still isn’t where it was a year ago (8 days in a row with doubles at least twice, no biggie). It still needs rest days. It also requires days in the pool which I had been foregoing. Ok, back, lesson learned. I’ll swim at least
twice once a week and rest at least once a week.
On the professional front, I don’t talk much about my job here since it’s probably quite boring to most of you, but I’m a “finance manager” which for most companies would probably be called “director of finance and accounting.” My company is doing some strategic planning right now which has required long hours of pouring over Excel models and conference calls with Board members in varying time zones determining what assumptions we want to build into the models. It’s all good stuff, but done over a shortened time frame (can we plan the next 5 years in the next 2
weeks days) can be a bit stressful. There have also been some changes in the company, and we all know, change is hard.
I don’t mean this to be a rant or “excuse”- just a summary of life recently and a simple request. Please help keep me accountable. For my training, for blog posting and for remembering that work is but an aspect of life. Thanks friends, and happy Friday!!!