Sunday, September 28, 2008

Planning and thinking out loud.

work: Still waiting for my federal background clearance to go through. So, meanwhile, I'll be doing intake interviews at the counseling center, and working on a parenting skills class that I'll teach one evening a week. I still have a couple clients that I'll see in the evenings.

I'm getting pretty excited about working at the same place as Baboo. We did a practice run of commuting by bike to work from our gym, and it was a little over an ahour for me at a very leisurely pace. Lots of uphills. Baboo can pull it off in about 50 minutes.

home: still working on the surprise for Baboo. More on this later. We continue to hemmorhage money as flyers for senior photos, dance tickets, and senior announcements come home.

training: Following some orthapedic advice commonly given to athletes recovering from an injury: If it hurts, don't do it. I'll kill two birds with one stone by getting up early (I've been sleeping as late as 6:30 am on some days) and attending spin classes at 5:30 am 3 days a week, followed by lifting and swimming. Ride in to the counseling center 2 days. May do some stair-stepping, too. (Uphills don't hurt, just downhills) All this is designed to keep up my cardio fitness while I recover.

Next planned run: Wednesday, October 15th. TRAILS ONLY from now on.



  1. I'm sorry to hear that your ankle is being a pain in the backside but running on trails rocks. You guys are lucky to have good trail runs close to you. Enjoy them!

  2. Sorry about your leg pain. I agree that if it hurts, don't do it. I'm just now cautiously running again after taking most of the month off and making two really bad decisions to run when I shouldn't have.

    The thing that seems so unfair to me is that it's running that I've had to put on the back burner I wouldn't be sad at all if it was cycling, but it has to be running. sigh.

  3. Sounds like a good plan. Spinning high cadence, LOW resistance, is always good for the joints.
    You could try aqua jogging, also (like a fine thoroughbred!).
    Very sorry about your ankle.
    Hope you feel better SOON.

  4. Trails only sounds like a brilliant plan as does the rest of it. Liking your new look!


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