TGC has been quiet lately. I was doing okay at least getting my training updates posted, but even those have fallen by the way side the last couple of weeks. We’ve had a lot of life stuff happening right now that has been very consuming.
At the end of May I spent three days in Boston with my student council kiddos. We had a seriously jam packed schedule and I couldn’t have worked out no matter how much I may have wanted to. Then I came home from Boston to a sick baby and husband. I got about five hours of sleep over the course of the following three days, called out sick from school to sleep, and promptly got sick myself. I’ve been a coughing, hacking, sniveling, sniffling mess ever since. I rarely get sick, but when I do my body struggles to recuperate. And almost two weeks later I’m still blowing snot out of my head and having horrid coughing fits. I feel like crud. And consequently, I essentially lost two weeks worth of training.
We also got a spot of good news. Rob has happily accepted a new job at Syracuse University. Which means after six years in Geneva we’re finally moving home. We’ve been sucked into a whirlwind of house hunting out in Syracuse and trying to turn our house inside out to clean, pack, and prep to be put on the market, which will happen on Monday.
To say we’ve been busy is an understatement. Life is insane right now and training has definitely taken a back burner. As the dust settles though I am working on picking back up. I’ve gotten in a few interval runs to ease my still snotty self back into things and plan to be full force back in action at the the start of next week.
At this point, I’m still going to be racing IMCHOO, but I need to get myself back in gear or that physically won’t be able to happen. I also need to specifically set aside the travel money now. Before we could just afford to just jetset off down south, but with the expenses of moving and buying a new house we’re going to get very tapped out very quickly, so I need to actually crunch the numbers and put aside the change we need to be able to go. Adulting, blah.
I do plan to race though, I do. I just need to buckle down and get in my workouts next week to get myself back in the groove.
And the best news is that I only have three weeks of work left. I just need to get through three more weeks. I plan to use those to continue the build phase *cough*rebuild*cough* of my training, which has always been my plan. Then we’ll be moving in with my parents for a few months as soon as I’m out of work for the summer and I can train no holds bar at that point.
Tomorrow I plan to do a “long” run of four miles with the stroller and get myself back into my groove, then next week it’s back to the grind; long rides, long runs, a swim thrown in there somewhere.
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