Sep 21, 2012

Catch Up Post - Sorta

Just to let you all know I'm still in the land of the living.

Looking for a new job is consuming a lot of my time and energy, both emotional and physical. I am still looking and although there are some prospects on the go, I don't have anything immediately following my last day on September 28. So along with the stress of looking, is the stress of budgeting and hoping that EI processes my claim quickly and accurately and wondering how to cope.

Running is going ok, I am not sure I will be ready to run 10k in October but I will do the race and I know I can at least run 7-8k so I'll see what happens on the day.

This clinic is not working out so well for me, I had a feeling it wouldn't when I started but I wanted to give it a shot. Wednesday practice runs are hard to get to unless I leave work early, which I couldn't do every week and Thursdays would only work if I could get a ride home with someone because it takes over an hour from the Running Room to home after the clinic (I have the same problem for Wednesday but we finish a bit earlier) and Sunday mornings don't work at all because of travel time.

Running on my own is going ok, but getting harder to do with it being dark so early. Unless I go out as soon as I get home, its not happening. This is why I ended up not running all last Winter and I had really wanted to get around that this year but I haven't come up with a solution.

2012 has had some major lows in all aspects of my life that I am still recovering from or trying to work around and I am hoping that with Fall comes a rebirth and new cycle of change for my life.

Sep 10, 2012

Bang & Olafson 5K

Click below to go to my other blog for race details.

Event Update - Bang & Olafson 5K

Sep 6, 2012

10K Clinic - Hill Practice

Today we did hill practice, 3 times up and down a 800 m hill. Hard on the calves and knees but each time was actually easier than the one before. It was a good workout. The pace was slower because we walked part way back down the hill to recover and also walked about 1km at the start of the clinic.

Before that was the 1.5km walk from the bus stop to the Running Room clinic.

Nothing else going on with me. I'm on my second round of antibiotics for this ^&^%^ ear infection and am stressing about not having a job in three weeks. I have a 5K event this weekend that I am not 100% invested in.

How's your week going?