Saturday, July 04, 2009

Crappity crap crap

Well, the first half of June was going along pretty well. I was keeping the steady mileage going and had a couple of longer, faster runs. Ripped out a few very strong aerobic runs of under 4:20 pace. And then, WHAM!! I got hit by the work-goes-ballistic bus. My job is working on proposals for engineering consulting projects, and every now and then it just goes mad. And it has, and I had a whole string of days where I was working from 9 to 10:30 or 11, and by the time you get to bed after that, it makes waking up at 5:30 for a run an impossibility. So the past two weeks have been about 30 km each. I have to admit that a couple of weekend hangovers made the situation even worse. And the arrival of the steamy rainy season has taken some of the pleasure out of running. So that is where we are at. I am hoping to try and get back on track from Monday, but have 2 days in Singapore for work coming up this week, so that probably won't help...I'll report back in a couple of weeks. I should also mention that lthough work has been manic, it has also been satisfying and rewarding in its own way, so that is a bit of a paradox.

5 comments:

TokyoRacer said...

Well, the headline says it all. I'll have to remember that one for when I have a bad week.
Hope you have a nice time in Singapore and can meet Mighty Mika.

Ewen said...

When I saw the title I thought you might have come down with a dose of Bali Belly.

You need to get your priorities sorted Steve...
Family, Running, Sleeping, Brewing and Work. In THAT order! Next thing you'll be making excuses for Scott Brown smashing your marathon PB ;)

Scott Brown said...

It is also paradoxical that the biggest slackers more often then not come to love their work and gain great satisfaction from it.

There is a lesson in that for all of us, but not really sure what it is ;)

By the way, I love my job too! And even if I didn't it's smart not to say it on the internet.

Scott Brown said...

Are you really going to race/run Ohtawara this coming Nov?

Ewen said...

Mmmm, if so, I'd be looking forward to a match-up. And a six-pack on Scott to beat Steve by at least ten minutes ;)