Sunday, September 15, 2013

Agony leads to disappointment.... but not the end of the world

The answer was no to my 3 month leave of absence from work.....
No India for me in Jan 2014.  Quite a blow since I've been running on about it since 2011.  India is not going anywhere, just disappointed as it seemed to be a great way to celebrate my 50th birthday in 2014.
Back to the drawing board.  I think a 6 month LOA in 2015 to complete one of the longer rides through Tour d'Afrique will be a discussion with my manager in the next 1 - 2 weeks.

Plan B - quit my job and go anyway.  Reality dictates that I keep a job since I have a mortgage to pay and jobs aren't as plentiful with AHS health budgets these days.

Plan C - new carpet to replace the gross carpet I inherited from the previous owners.  Seems a little more "value added" than purchasing a Rolex, or Tag Heuer or a Breitling watch - frivolous and unnecessary.  I did just purchase the coolest purse made from the pull tabs of pop cans though.

So there it is.
Had a great ride with Pauline and Melodie on Sat and enjoyed the "7 Deadly Sins of Triathlon" gathering this evening.  Training will continue with a probable bike holiday in the spring.

Happy training and I'm excited to see how Cathy and Heather make out at Lake Tahoe next weekend. Burn it up out there girls!!  Oh wait it is burning up around Lake Tahoe, never mind.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Agony will not end....

..... for another 2 weeks.  You've got to be kidding me.   And so I wait.

I've had an unexpected rest, due to injury, but not from running or training - not sure if that's good or bad.  I think when I teach body mechanics as part of my job, this might be considered bad.  Too short to lift a heavy picnic table "using my legs" I did in my neck and upper back.  Dave  to the rescue, again, still, thank goodness.  I don't know why Tower doesn't have "frequent flyer cards" - 10 treatments, then a free one.  Went from a very painful "dead, numb arm" to recovering arm.  Thanks Dave.

Going to try to take in the Tour of Alberta cycling race this weekend.  Closest I've been to a peloton was last year at the Banff Gran Fondo when they altered the course to have 2 loops of Minnewanka and I was passed by the peloton - fast, the sound a big WHOOOSH, and they're gone.  So cool!

Happy training - keep your fingers crossed for me.
Ciao Cindy