Saturday, February 14, 2009

SO MUCH TO WRITE ABOUT SO LITTLE TIME TO DO IT!

I'm beat, the new job+commute is kicking my ass!! No time/motivation for anything computer related once I come back home on week nights and week-ends concist of trying to prepare all the meals, laundry etc. for the week to come.

The new job is great so far. I'm enjoying the projects I've been assigned to. Since there is no lab work involved I do not feel like a 'real' chemist right now but I think it's more an adaptation period to go through. I'm looking forward to my first pay cheque this week!! My first big purchase will be a new saddle for my bike. I want to get an ISM Adamo Women's saddle as recommended by my friend Jordan.

Training is going really well. I hit all my training last week. This week was harder, missed both strenght workouts (insert shameful expression) and the swim. I have a really hard time getting to the pool ay 9PM. I get up pretty early to avoid traffic and 9PM is almost my bed time. Not sure I'll do lots of swimming in the next few weeks.

Running is going well, my LSD is up to 6.25 miles (the Race is 15K or 9.4miles), train ticket is bought so I am going! PF is not back but I've been suffering from achilles tendonitis... which is NOT cool. Sometimes, I just feel like I should give up and get back to my old 'Couch potato' self... but gotta keep on trucking... right?

At least, there is my bike trainer which I still love, it's a blessing to be able to do intense workouts since running is not more than 2 times a week for me...

That's most news from me. I'm going to try and read all (gulp 156) messages you guys have written while I was sleeping LOL

BTW Happy Single Awareness Day! (aka Valentine's Day)

20 comments:

Melanie said...

glad work is going so well, but awesome job hitting all those workouts even with the long days and commute! maybe i'll see you at ATB!

Marlene said...

Glad to hear things are going well, although it must be an adjustment to the crazy schedule and trying to squeeze it all in. Sounds like you are doing great!

Happy Weekend!

Runner Leana said...

Cool saddle! Once you get a schedule down I'm sure it will be easier to fit stuff in. Glad to hear you are enjoying the trainer!

Minken said...

Commutes suck! When I lived in Calgary I rollerbladded to work - make the commute much longer, but it did not suck! Too bad you could not run or ride or both...when the weather gets better of course!

Welcome to the land of the people muncher (aka work)!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Glad your job is going well.

I don't blame you for not swimming at 9pm! I'm in bed at that time most nights.

Maybe there's a way to do some strength stuff at home if you aren't having time to get to the gym. (Or maybe you already do strength stuff at home, in which case forget that). I took some stretchy bands to the office for days when I miss my strength stuff. That;s an option too.

BeachRunner said...

Way to go. And congrats, again. Commutes suck.

Trishie said...

so glad the new job is going so well (sorry about the sucky communte though :(). Yay for the upcoming 15K -- and LOVE that you are traveling by train. how chic are YOU? ;)

J~Mom said...

Thanks for the update!!

Marcy said...

I've been missing you chica :-( I'm really glad that the job is going well, though :-)

Alexandra said...

A busy lady you are! Maybe once the nicer weather comes and you settled into your routine, things will work out and you will find time to do it all. It's not easy though! You do have your priorities right! Good for you for hanging in there!

It's nice to hear that you are enjoying your work!

Girl on Top said...

Workwise, I'm feeling the same way as you! I'm exhausted and can't believe until after the busy season.

Yay on the paycheck!

Running Around Acres said...

Never, never, never live in a suburb for me. Country living. Good weather is around the corner and the commuting will be better. It is amazing you get all the training in with your long work day. Awesome.

Arcane said...

Good to hear you're liking the job so far. I did the same thing going from a lab/plant to a desk. I still don't quite feel like an chem engineer and it's been over 7years now.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, you should be well rested! Glad to hear that you're able to train. Maybe they'll let you in the lab, so you can blow up something.

Marky Mark said...

Glad the new job is going well!

Katie said...

Glad to hear that the new job is good so far!! And you had better not give up your training -- I don't want to have to go to Canada and kick some butt :-). Just kidding, of course!

FLYERS26 said...

keep up the good work!

fyi.. my commute is a long 5min drive

Laurel said...

So glad you are enjoying the job even though the commute sucks and you're wiped out. LOL. Now that I said it like that, it doesn't sound so good. :)

Get your rest and enjoy your new job. We'll still be here when you get back :)

Running~Jordan said...

Keep going, never give up :)

Hey I have to swim late tonight - after my run. I hate the late nights too but it's worth it and we know it. I'm so glad your job is going well and that race day is approaching and the PF hasn't returned!

I Run for Fun said...

Glad you are enjoying your job. Sometimes, workouts have to wait. Focus on your running...that's going so well!