Monday, January 16, 2012

What a week!

What a whirlwind January is turning out to be! In one sense I love it and in another I would like to hit pause to catch my breath. I'm really having to sit down and prioritize things now. I'm always very flattered when people ask me to help them. I've often told myself that when I stop feeling that way, I need to find another line of work. I hope I don't ever need to do that. I doubt I ever will.

I've also had some sort of breakthrough in my own training. I think I've finally made it over the well known 'holiday hump'. I'm feeling good and like I have more energy. Things are coming together and fitting properly. I know the bad workouts really are more of a lesson, but the good ones sure do feel great! This weekend was particularly good. I intended to do a seven to eight mile trail run on Saturday morning and it turned into an almost 11 miler. Sunday morning had another great eight miler around Two Rivers Park. I feel great today and not like I ran 19 miles in the last two days. I feel like I'm coming out of a fog. Those of you who have ever spent a year with just dealing with injury and no energy know exactly what I'm talking about.

Needless to say, 2012 is going to be the year of coming out of the darkness. I'm working on speed and just having fun this year. Who knows what events I might do! Maybe even some strictly swimming events... Nah! That's just crazy talk!

Monday, January 9, 2012

And we're off...

Okay, so the year has gotten off to a pretty good start and I'm getting into a more manageable groove. Things are starting to fall into place, which feels good after the holidays. Not that they were bad, just...just...well, you know...THE HOLIDAYS!

We're wiping the slate clean though and we all get another chance to be better (or what we think would be better) people. I'm here to tell you that I, for one, am definitely out for self improvement. I've been reading about all kinds of things that will help me create a better me. The Bionic woman comes to mind. The amount of information out there is quite overwhelming. When all that information gets crammed into my 'inbox' I'm likely to just either go take a nap to not think about having to read it all (you know there could be some life changing information in there) or just do a mass delete. It definitely has a cycle. It goes something like this: 30 days of napping. One day of a good cry from letting it get so bad, some foul language then followed by mass delete. Repeat.

Actually the number of consecutive days of napping can be anywhere from 30 to 90 days. Who has time for all of this...and spend time with family and friends...and play with pets...and train...and etc... I certainly don't. I kind of like it, though. It makes me feel important and productive. Maybe one day life will slow down enough for me to quit chasing my tail....... Hopefully not anytime soon though. I have a pretty cute tail!