Sunday, May 2, 2010

What a Week!

This past week has been a bit crazy for me.  Our company moved offices this past weekend and the packing and stress leading up to is has been building. Fortunately the worst is over and we are in our new digs as of tomorrow.
Three out of five evenings were spent "out".  I joined a triathlon club(haven't attended one work out yet)  and we had our monthly meeting on Monday and a happy hour on Thursday. On Tuesday afternoon I ended up back at the bike store for my bike fit. That took a few hours and I ended up leaving my bike there for a couple of days so they could rewire the shifters to  bring the aerobars in closer.  All of this has not only cut into training time but has tapped into any reserves that I had for socializing, writing e-mails and blogging. You see, I work with people who have disabilities and all day long I deal with people and their issues (let me tell you, there are A LOT of them). By the end of the day my ability to be social, supportive..blah blah blah.. is maxed out. So, having all this extra activity in the evening has pretty much taken the place of my "down time".  I am not complaining mind you but wow.. all this extra time of having to "be on" is wearing! :)   Oh, I almost forgot, I also met with a sports nutritionist this week to figure out what I can do to gain more energy and maybe prevent the nausea problems I have after running.  Basically what I need to do is eat more protein and healthy fats and not so many carbs. Oh, and not worry so much about calories. For someone who was heavy for the first 20+ years of her life, the idea of not worrying so much about calories and eating fat is enough to put me over the edge :)
In other news.... I watched a good part of Ironman St. George on line yesterday. I was actually tracking a person who I "met" through a mentor group on BT.  I always enjoy watching the late finishers cross the finish line. These people amaze me.

The weather has not been great in CO for the past few days but I hope to actually get out on my new bike sometime this coming week even if I have to play hooky.  I rode it on the trainer the other day and realized the derailleur needed adjusting so back to the bike shop it went. All part of the new bike process.
OK, enough of my rambling.  I just basically wanted to check in and say hi.


  1. Hi!! I am understand the being "on" part and down time. If I don't get my down time I am not a happy camper. It only took my husband 20 years but he has finally figured it out!

    I hope the weather cooperates this week so you can get some rides done.

  2. Just think of it as prep time - getting the bike ready, visiting with the tri club, and getting the move out of the way, all while having bad weather!!! Now it is May it will only improve day by day. Thanks for keeping us posted!

  3. Crazy week! A day off for a ride might be just the ticket for you! Funny you said that you will be volunteering out at Rattlesnake. I just volunteered for Boulder Peak, so I will hope to see you there!

  4. Hope the weather clears up for you.
    cool blog