Friday, August 21, 2009

It's Been A Rough Week...

This week has just been completely emotionally draining. Work drama has had me pretty emotional and just not myself. I'll spare you the details...but let's just say I'm glad it's Friday!

That being said, yesterday's workout didn't quite turn out as planned...but that's not necessarily a bad thing either. I did yoga yesterday morning (P90X style) and it was MUCH NEEDED. After work, I headed to the airport to meet up with Mike for a bike ride. My tri schedule called for a 10 mile bike ride and 3 mile run.

Well, as the end of my work day approached, I realized I had barely eaten all day. This is not normal for me, but with all the drama and stress of the past few days, I had barely slept or eaten much - it was really taking its toll on me. As I was packing up my stuff to leave work, I realized I had only eaten a banana and a few raw veggies with ranch. That's it. Definitely not enough fuel for a bike/run! And to top it off, I forgot to pack Gu. I did find half a power bar in my desk and scarfed that down....but I knew before I even got to the airport that running just wasn't a good idea. I'm trying to be smart about training and I know that running on such few calories just wasn't a good idea. It's too bad too...cuz it was a perfect day for running. After temps in the 80's and 90's, yesterday was cool in the 70's. I'm really bummed that I wasn't properly prepared to run.

Not all was lost, though. I ended up having a pretty decent bike ride. I got to the airport about 40 minutes before my riding buddy Mike, so I had already put in several miles by the time he got there. Then once we started riding, we just got to talking and having such a good time....and next thing I knew, I had put in 30 miles. Well 29.2, but who's counting? ;) Having a buddy really makes training that much more fun.

Tomorrow I'll be missing team practice since I'll be hosting back-to-back birthday parties for my girls. Yep, their bdays are exactly a week apart - great planning on my part, LOL. So we'll be hosting a brunch for family only for Harper's bday in the morning followed by a party at the park in the afternoon for Rylie. And if I can get motivated enough, I'll actually try to upload some pics next week. ;)

I hope everyone has a SUPER weekend!!!!! :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009: P90X (yoga) and 29.2 mi bike ride


Racn4acure said...

Thanks for the comment on my post about my friend's daughter.

TGIF here, too. Glad to have a job and a paycheck, but there are days.

the bike ride sounds like great fun.

Carolina John said...

i've had a long and strange week too. hang in there, happy hour is nearly upon us. and happy hour for us is a 10 mile saturday long run.

jamie @ sweatyhugs said...

30 miles? That's awesome! Wow! I hope work lets up for you soon. Happy Birthday to your girls. :)

teacherwoman said...

I too have had an tough week transition back into the work mode and my "new" position at work. It has already been mentally and emotionally draining, but I do really enjoy what I do.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Keep your chin up, next week will be better. :)

IzzyBubbles said...

Well, at least you have awesome FUN weekend plans to top of a somewhat crummy work week!

You can always just do what I do, and stock an entire grocery store in your desk...srsly. I have everything - almonds, cashews, granola bars, rice krispie treats, clif bars, fruit leather...pretty much everything except fresh fruits and veggies 'cause I bring those daily. I'm like Ed's personal food pantry. :)

And I'm super impressed with the 30 mi ride - pretty sure I couldn't do that.

RunToFinish said...

sounds like a great ride, glad you got it in I know that helps out a lot in dealing with work..boy do i know.

yeah for birthday parties!!!

lindsay said...

wow i'm glad you found my blog so that i could find yours! you have a lot to juggle and yet you are finding time to for some crazy tri training :)

i am on and off the p90x train... i know i should be "on" though! hope this week goes better than last and happy birthday to your daughter!