Thursday, August 27, 2009

Good thing I'm not training for Ironman

OH WAIT! It's only 71 days away!

I have a list of frustrations a mile long today. But they are nothing but excuses. It is time now to put all excuses aside and get miles done. I have a very effective training plan and it's time to follow it more closely. We were out of town for the weekend, I got back home tuesday night late so I missed my speed run. I haven't been keeping up with the yoga and tri power workouts this week. I did get 25 miles on the bike last night. It was great.

First, the frustrations are not only sourced in training. There's work/job problem, I'm sick of living in Greenville, house trouble, even my garden is full of weeds and the bugs are so thick I can't get out there and do anything about it. The heat is opressive, humidity makes the bugs stick to you, and you can't be outside for more than 3 minutes at a time. My grass is knee high, and Kelley found a house in Raleigh she wants to buy. I want to buy it too, it's such a cool place. But it's over 1000 sq ft smaller than our house now and I have no idea how all of our crap will fit in there. Moving is incredibly stressfull, I'm ready to dump the mountain house, I think we will have to dump the mountain house to get the mortgage off of our credit to qualify to buy this new house. The new house is in Raleigh, NC a good 4 hour drive from where we are now. Did I mention job instability? Working from home we can live anywhere. It's all frustrating.

Sorry for the verbal flatulence there. it just kind of came out. I usually take August pretty hard, and I'm glad it's almost over. Every year August seems to get worse and worse.

Kelley and the girls are still in Raleigh with her dad. With my few days of freedom, the nicotine demons showed up to play yesterday, and they showed up in force. My deepest desire was to blow off the bike ride, get some chicken wings and a pack of camels and blow through them both. Work ran late yesterday, so I grabbed a sub instead, then headed out to the gym at 8:30. Demons ran away after 25 miles on the bike. Usually I leave for the gym at 8:30 because I've just gotten the kids in the bed. It was frustrating to have to wait that long thanks to late work and dinner. Tonight I want to do a 6 mile tempo run, but I know I will want to stretch it out to 6.2 just to register a 10k time. Since a short run sunday was the only run since the 2 races 2 sundays ago I have no idea what to expect tonight. Morgan wants to hang out and drink beer. Given my current freedom I really want to blow off the run and pound some brews with my brother. Good thing I'm not training for a half Ironman or anything. Damnit!

13 comments:

Wes said...

Some things are meant to be, some things are not!! What we do know is that HIM is coming and you need to be ready. STAY FOCUSED!!

(and go have a beer or two after your workout ;-)

You're welcome....

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Good job chasing away those nicotine demons.

Hang in there!

Missy said...

Smoke cravings are the worst, even when you're 'miles away' from them. They just pop up.

I'm with Wes. Got to get in the distance and focus. Don't let it get muddied with other BS....but always, family first.

Alisa said...

Work off those work frustrations and frustrations with Greenville through workouts.

I have no doubt that you can complete the rest of your training cycle and do well at your HIM. Focus and remember, everyone needs a break every now and then but you don't want to finish the race and think "I could have done more."

Jess said...

Sorry to hear that August is treating you so roughly. It's nearly over. Hang in there.

GeorgiaSnail said...

September is 4 days away...hang in there brother!

Badgergirl said...

Sorry to hear it's been a rough month! Hang in there, it's almost September!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Ugh - sorry to hear things aren't going so great right now! Way to not give in to the nicotine demons though!!

Hopefully everything works out for you with the move. Would it be possible to downsize on stuff to move into the house you want?? I always find I have wayy more stuff than I actually need/use!

joyRuN said...

Glad the demons ran away.

I've been incredibly unfocused this entire training cycle. I'm so so screwed.

And I'd love a smaller house - less upkeep, less mortgage.

teacherwoman said...

Oh man, hang in there. I agree with Wes, have a beer or two. It won't hurt you... and you will probably sleep like a baby! :)

healthy ashley said...

Yay for you turning your night around and choosing what was really better for you! I'm sorry your day was crappy... I hope it has turned around!

B.o.B. said...

Dude. I so could have written this post. I am having some job issues too. And would love to blow off some of the training and eat wings and drink beer. But you and I both know that we'll feel better for sticking to the training. Chase those demons away. We'll get through.

Amanda said...

Yep, August sucks, so glad it's over!