July 12, Day 150
Today’s Workout: 50 min run, 5 minutes Z1, 10 minutes Z2, 5 x (2 minute Z4/2 minutes Z1) 10 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
Yesterday’s workout: 35 min bike, 5 minutes in Z1, 25 minutes Z2, 5 minutes Z1
Just when you think you have it all planned out, life throws curveballs.
It appears after almost 2 months of deliberation and circling around I will be taking on a new role at work. It’s a promotion, much more responsibility, not much more money (I work in higher ed after all) and so much is still up in the air. Ostensibly I am transitioning on July 30 but it’s going to be pretty messy since there is some, shall we say, overlap between my moving in and the other person moving on. Life is going to be really, really hectic for a while until I settle into the new roles and responsibilities.
And here I thought this IM was going to be my biggest challenge this year.
Basically I doubt it will affect my training much physically, but it does mean between doing this and training I will have little to no time for anything else in my life until after October. That’s a tall order, and it most likely will impact all the other areas of my life too. It’s going to be hard. I’m going to be tired and grumpy a lot. I hope folks have saved up a lot of patience!
Meanwhile, the heat is ludicrous. The heat index this morning was 80 degrees for my 6AM run, with high humidity. That’s the NICEST part of the day. I did my Z4 intervals but finished up totally drained of all energy. I even found myself falling asleep at my desk. When I can stay awake, I can’t get my mind off all the stuff that will be happening over the next few weeks. At lunch I was fully committed to eating healthy and had a bacon cheeseburger, which I will chalk up to stress eating. Now I feel gross. Everything is discombobulated right now. I need to right the ship so I can feel like I’m back in control of my life.
……whiiiiiiiich won’t be happening tonight. It happens to be the only night I can take my kids to see the Spiderman movie since they won’t be working or elsewhere, so tonight’s swim is out the window. Thankfully they reopened the pool on Sundays this month, so I can do a catch up that day. But it just adds yet ONE MORE THING.
Yet, with all this I still feel like I can do both this IM and this new job. I’m still optimistic. I need to be very careful to take care of myself and not cut corners now though. I’m not sure my body can take anything less.
How’s your week going? Cheers!