Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More time to train????

Where to start, where to start?  More time to train sounds like a good thing, right?  We all want it.  We all wish for it.  And then when you get it, unexpectedly, it really isn't what you wanted at all.  I found out yesterday that the company I work for is going out of business, so I am going to be out of a job.  I know I wanted the holiday madness to end, but I didn't mean like this!  The worst part is that we haven't been given a final date yet.  A liquidation company is coming in, and I don't know how long that process is going to take.  I am really realizing I do not like this uncertainty.  I guess I will just to take what I have learned through running, HTFU and power through this rough spot!

As far as my running goes, my last two runs were pretty good.  Yesterday my running friend and I did about an hour recovery run.  It felt really good.  I am not sure I am totally on board with the training plan that Kingwood fit has given us, but I am following it, so we will see the results in a few weeks.  I will say, I am faster than I was last year.  But is that because I am more experienced, or because of the program?  I think a little of both.  Today we got back to our speed work outs at the track.  I am really hoping these workouts will help me to maintain a more consistent pace during the marathon this year.

On a positive note, I saw some friends from the tri club today at the track.  As they ran by me (I was on my recovery lap ok!!) she said "the big day is in three week, are you ready?"  Immediately I said and emphatic YES, which I really hadn't realized until that moment! 


  1. I am really sorry to hear about your job. My husband and I have been in that situation many times in the last 10 years. The good thing is that it always seemed to lead to a better job. I hope the same occurs for you!

    I hope you have a great track workout!

  2. Bummer about your job!

    I believe there is always a silver lining :)

    And maybe you will have more time to train! Yay!

  3. Ugh! total hassle...hopefully it leads to something new something great
    Emphatic YES.. is awesome the countdown is ON!


  4. What is that saying about if a door closes a new one opens or something like that? Or something about doors opening and closing, IDK? Wonder if you are like only in a room with one door then you are screwed I guess? What if you are in a basement without doors? What if you are on an airplane - if a door opens there you and everyone else is completely fucked. Keep that door closed. Come to think of it that saying is stupid, actually most sayings like that are pretty stupid. Hope that inspires you!

  5. That sucks about the job. Hopefully they give you some definitive time lines and that something lands on your plate soon!

  6. : ( about the job but I agree more time to train is always good!