Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Back to the gym and PT

I ended up taking a rest day yesterday. I realized that when I got home from work that my new job is going to simplify my life, for a while at least. We seem to be on the verge of a few new contracts, which would greatly add to our workload. But, for the past 18 months, I've been splitting my time between two jobs, working a minimum of 48 hours per week. The 8 hours beyond my 40 "office" hours had to be done in the evenings or weekends. Those extra 8 hours are no longer needed and I don't have to remember everything I need to do for two jobs. I know that a small company that gets new business can get really crazy, but for the moment, it seems less stressful. Today, I'm working from home, which is really nice.

Because I had no reason to work late last night, I got up early this morning and went to the gym. I did some upper body and core work - a quick 30 minute workout and I was done.

This afternoon, I have a PT appointment. I haven't seen the therapist since last Wednesday, and I will be glad to resume appointments. I see the therapist today, Friday, Monday and Wednesday, so the hamstring will get lots of attention in the next 8 days.

Tonight, I'm planning some interval work on the stair climber. We are at the beginning of a few days of intense rain, so training outside doesn't seem like much fun. Plus, I've decided that I don't want to run much before the weekend. My daughter has a 5K on Friday and I'm going to do that with her. This should be a 40+ minute 5K - nothing like my run last week.

Then, on Saturday, I think I'm going to plan a long hiking day in the mountains. If that goes well, I'll repeat it on Sunday. Then, the following weekend, I will hopefully be ready to run 30 miles. If I can pull that off, I'll feel much better about my readiness for WS.

1 comment:

David Ray said...

Less work = less stress. That's good news. Glad to hear you sounding positive too.