I think another reason my training has been lacking is because I am a very structured person and need a schedule and rules to follow. When I have to much time on my hands it isn't good. Being unemployed has given me to much time. When I wake up in the morning I think, eh, I can go run/bike/swim later. I have no where to be. I bet when I start working again(see below) my training time will double. Now, I just watch reruns of The Golden Girls.
This week I was back on track with my running and swimming. I actually did a lot more running than I was "suppose" to b/c I am participating in The Cupcake Marathon. The bike training, not so much. I DESPISE the trainer. It is horrible, and should only be used for punishment purposes. Like when your spouse says "your not that fat anymore." (Yes, that happened, but that is a whole different story!) Anyway, I have kind of justified that fact that my bike training hasn't been there by the fact that I completed a 44 mile bike ride 2 weeks ago, and the distance I have to ride in the sprint is only 12 miles. Plus this weekend I am doing a 56 mile ride with Jeff. So that makes up for the lack of bike training. I need to either get over the trainer thing, or start going out on my own, which I don't like the idea of either. I guess I will figure it out.
I might also need to change the name of my blog. As some of you may know, I was laid off in January. This week I went on an interview and got a job! However, it is not in retail. I loved working in retail, with clothes and fashion, and many different types of people, and not to mention a great discount! However, there are also down sides to the industry. Sporadic hours, evenings, weekends, the holiday season, late, late nights, and crazy people. When I got laid off I thought I might be able to use it as an opportunity to try a new field, still utilizing my skills, and maybe have a more stable schedule. So, I am going to be working in an office, Monday thru Friday, 9-5. Evenings and weekends off. I am very excited at this prospect. Nights at home with my husband. Being able to enjoy weekends and not feel guilty when I need them off for our races. Not having to work Black Friday!! But I am no longer going to be the retail runner. Maybe I can rename this, "Just a runner, tr