Friday, August 31, 2012

Virginia is for Lovers

This is pretty cool.  Virginia is taking it's own sweet time with my background check, so is Georgia.  This has delayed my start date for the new job by a week.  That means I get to stay in my current job for another week, without much to do.  So today is actually a floating holiday that my current employer is pushing, so I get paid for a four day weekend with 2 days of holidays, followed by a three day work week where I only have one main task to complete on wednesday.  the rest of the time is for documentation, knowledge transfer, and in case anything goes horribly wrong after the main task is complete.  Then I get a three day weekend after that before starting at IBM next monday.

I better enjoy it too.  Once I start the new gig there are no paid holidays or vacation days for the next 6 months at least.  It's a contract to hire position, which is actually very stable.  But during the contract part I get paid by the hour.  So no worky no pay-ey.  The timing stinks on that, because the contract will run over the winter.  I really only take vacations over the winter.  The summers here stink so much that I'd rather keep my nose on the grindstone and save those vacation day for the fall, or take off the week between Christmas and New Year's.  This means no vacations until March, when I can start from zero and accrue some vacation time.  Gonna be a lot of hard time pounding those rocks.

This weekend I can't decide what to do.  Obviously I want to get some hard workouts in.  Labor day screams long bike ride to me.  Saturday I've got the 5k in the soccer park, so I don't really want to go for a hard ride today.  I'm thinking about some easy stuff today like a long yoga session and some weights, then the 5k tomorrow followed by maybe a bike ride?  Saturday is also the first big day for college football, so I plan on drinking in the games.  Sunday's long workout will be in Umstead state park, starting my trail time for the ultra marathon in december.  And monday should be a long bike ride, maybe in the 40 to 60 mile range.  Think I'll head back for the long loop around Jordan Lake.

Funny, that does sound like a plan, doesn't it?  Enjoy the holiday!

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend. I saw your FB post, so know that the 5k went well for you! I didn't do much in terms of working out this weekend as I had a bridal shower + bachelorette party for a friend, so I just ran a quick 4 miler on Sat morning. I am heading out in a bit for an easy 7 miler. I woke up during the night with a horrible sore throat so I am hoping to RUN the germs out.