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Posted by Wheelokent on Feb 11, 2010 12:22:48 PM

OK, so my wife and daughter came to visit me up in Chicago this past weekend and it was good and bad timing. I had an exhausting week at work and increased my wieght training so I was beat when they got here. I got some rest, but we also had to drive into the city a couple times and one evening had a hour and a half commute back. I didn't get enough "active" activity so by the time they left on Tuesday, I was feeling very sluggish. I also don't eat as good when I'm trying to take them to nice restaurants. That's my failing and something I need to work on. As soon as they left, I cut back to a workout diet and went for a run. It was snowing through a blizzard that night, so I had to stick to the treadmill. I was really, really slow feeling and struggled to complete 5k at a sub 12 minute pace. I got some good weight training in. The only thing that kept me going was thinking of the races I have coming up, anxiety and the fact that I'm finally getting more money raised for my charity run. Some friends pledged money this week and I would not want to let them down.


Wednesday, my legs felt like lead and ached bad. I had a screaming headache from not sleeping much, snowplows and earthquakes Tuesday night keeping me up. I went for a run Wednesday and still felt like crap. While my training plan had me set to run for 35 minutes, I ended up just walking for an hour 'cause I couldn't lift my legs. I did a great bike ride after and some weights, so the night was not a total loss. Today is rest day. I fly home tonight and then maybe a good outdoors run tomorrow at home. The fact that I took it easy on my legs yesterday, has them feeling much better.


I'm pissed that I can't get over missing the old girlfriend. Again, I don't want to be with her and I handled our last interactions badly, I just missed her as a person. Those things are worse on my mind when I am in a tough work situation and up here alone. Still a lot better than several weeks ago.

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