January 28, 2009

My alarm goes off at 5am every day.  Usually this prompts me to get out of bed.  Recently, however, my subconscious has grown a pair and decided to take charge.  So somehow without being fully aware, I turn off the alarm and reprogram it for 6am.  This is VERY BAD for my day.  It’s really a shame that my subconscious can’t check in with my consciousness to see what the plan is for the day before doing this.

Needless to say, I was eating my breakfast on the drive to the pool today and balancing my coffee between my knees.  Thankfully I was able to borrow the car so I wasn’t doing this on my moped!  Every morning when I drive the seven miles to the pool, I count the exercisers out there flashing in the darkness.  This morning there were thirty one of them!  We have a locals-only half marathon here in May and there are a lot of initiatives this year to get people out for it, especially since it’s the 100th anniversary of this particular event.  Apparently the intiatives are working because the runners and walkers are everywhere!  I was very proud of my little country being so athletic this morning.

I had a great swim.  Things are mostly good with my training but I can never get over how SLOW I feel in January.  I just want to be fast.  And I want to be fast NOW.  But too much too soon resulted in injuries last season so I am trying to be smart this year. 

Today is my last week day of working retail for a while although I’m hoping to have secured a regular Saturday gig there.  I got the long term sub position at the Catholic School so now I will have to be on my best behavior for three whole months.  I’m going to Minnesota to visit my better half and my dogs next week and the teaching job starts when I get back.  It’s very exciting to know that I will have the same routine every day for a while and this should relieve some of the financial stress.

I hope everyone (both of you) have a happy training week and stays healthy.  Warm (literally) wishes from the Island.

2 Responses to “Patience”

  1. marit c-l Says:

    Thanks for the well wishes 😉 GREAT news about the teaching gig. But even more exciting is the trip to Minnesota. Hooray! Enjoy the cold. Then it is I who will be wishing you warm wishes. 🙂

  2. You know I read your blog, NESS! thanks for the warm wishes! We need it. Great news about your teaching job too! 🙂

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