Monday, February 28, 2011

A new kind of challenge

The last several days have been challenging for me in a new way. I've had to work my training around my life.

I know that may be an every day occurrence for most people.  But as I noted in  my previous post, I consider myself lucky for many reasons.  One of those is that I usually have the ability to work my life around my training.  After the last few days I have even greater respect for those that manage to train *and* have families/heavy job requirements/both/etc. 

There was nothing earth shattering that happened in the last few days to throw chaos into my orderly little universe.  It was more a bunch of things taking much longer than expected, with a pinch of extra obligations that came up last minute and were out of my control.  You know those compromises you have to make to continue along  your merry way in wedded bliss?  Yes, throw in some of those as well.

I have to say that it would have been all too easy to skimp on, or dare I say, even skip my last few workouts.  In fact I did miss a swim on Thursday, what with my lovely bike fit/shopping spree taking much longer than expected.  I don't feel great about that, but I'm not going to lash myself for it either.  It has and will happen.  But when Saturday rolled around, and all the commitments for the day were fulfilled, I found myself climbing onto my bike trainer at 7:15 pm for a 1:55 ride.  Followed by a 10 min run on the 'mill.  I would be lying if I said I didn't contemplate skipping that little 10 minute run.  I's only 10 minutes.  Probably not that important.  Oh?  Really?  'Cuz coach just throws stuff on there for no reason, right?!?  And so I did the 10 minutes on the 'mill.  Which made for a very late night. Which threw my sleep off.  Which felt *fabulous* when I had to get up at 6:00 to get to the gym to meet my trainer by 7:00. Which was rearranged from Saturday to meet said obligations. Etc....etc.....etc.

So, it was a whacked weekend full of squeezing in what I could when I could.  And while I'm proud of myself for hanging in there and getting it all done, there is *no* way this is sustainable.  Saturday's food intake was breakfast at 8:00, and dinner at 6:30.  With snacking on what I could scrounge up in between.  *Not* good.  (Note to self, restock purse with emergency food)  Time to get my time and life back into routine.  Nutritional routine.....and particularly sleep routine.  Luckily the chaos of this weekend did resolve some things with long term solutions, so those can be crossed off the to do list.  Whew.

Here's to a new week and a fresh start.

"What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind."

1 comment:

Molly said...

Sometimes I think it takes a little too much frantic juggling - getting it all done but feeling frazzled - to get us back on track. Better to get that out of the way now in February :-)