Sunday, February 01, 2009


Yep that's me! Survived my first week of work (well it was only 3 days but that was a good thing). Commuting is insane... I never hated more living in the 'suburb' more than now. Think big snowstorm on my first day and 2h45 commute to get back home (should take 1h15!) The job is very interesting so far. I'm working on a project that is getting lots of media attention and that's quite exciting! On my first day, the Director of my Section was interviewed for CBC news. As I take up on projects that will be me =)

It's been rough to keep up with the training as I am totally wiped when I get back home. It will take some time to get use to the new routine.

Here's last week in Review (Week 6)

Monday: off, resting the ankle
Tuesday: Swim 2K in 43 mins
Wednesday: 45 mins shoveling
Thursday: 45 mins shoveling
Friday: off
Saturday: 45 mins long ride (10 W-U, 10 mins 15s out of saddle every 2 mins, 10 mins 30s out of saddle every 2 mins, 10 mins 30s out of saddle every 1 min, 5 mins CD)
Sunday: LSD 4.5 miles at 11:59 min/mile pace. On the treadmill, hated every minute of it but that's pretty fast for a LSD for me so that made me happy!

Here's the Review from the week before that I forgot to report... (Week 5)

Monday: off
Tuesday: Bike trainer speed session (10 W-U, 15 mins 30/30 hard/easy, 10 CD) +short strenght
Wednesday: 2.5 miles at race pace (11:47 min/mile)
Thursday: 10 mins bike warm-up + Long strenght training, 1K swim 23:30 (fastest time so far!)
Friday: off
Saturday: 60 mins long ride (30 W-U, 10 mins 15s out of saddle every 2 mins, 10 mins 15s out of saddle every 1 min, 10 mins CD)
Sunday: 4.1 miles at 12:30 min/mile pace. Outside and hard!

Hoping to do a little better this week!!! Imagine that, we're expecting more snow on Tuesday/Wednesday.... yay.....


Marcy said...

Working 9-5
What a way to make a livin'

Yeaahh now I have that song stuck in my head HAHA!
Alright chica! Sounds like the job is very cool so far! Whoot! I'm glad :-)

Melanie said...

congrats on starting your new gig... :) commuting is a pain... hopefully it'll get shorter once the weather gets better! Great job on the workouts! :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I think you're doing great. Working, working out, dealing with winter...

You rock!

Marci said...

Cool, I would have never thought of winter smog - I just may share this with my gr 12 bio class tomorrow! Good job getting the workouts in during this brutal weather!

Janice {Run Far} said...

go girl, great workouts.

RunToFinish said...

my butt hurts just thinking about all that riding.

ok so the recipe for teryaki tenderloin...ummm buy pre-marinated huge bag of frozen stir fry veggies...yeah I know not nearly as fun as it sounded.

I have made the sauce from scratch before using the recipe off a dole pineapple can and it was yummy!

Marlene said...

Congrats! Good luck this week.

Running Around Acres said...

congrats on the job but no way i could commute over an hour in traffic. I live in the country but only have a 15 minute drive. I love it.

Trishie said...

working hard in the 9-5... can I get a what what!

nice job this week! :)

Steve Schumph said...

Great stuff with the workouts... really consistent. I am slowly becoming a fan of cross training myself, despite the... ahem pain in the butt it has caused me.

I Run for Fun said...

Congratulations on your new job! It does take a while to get used to new work schedules...and you seem to be doing a great job of that so far.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Great to hear from you. Thanks so much for the kind words. I'll be okay eventually! Great news that you got a job. I bet you will get used to the commute, hang in there. I wish you were all fixed up and feeling better to. Although I see a race pace entry that it making me jealous!

Good for you!!

Take care.

Iron H said...

Congrats on your new job. How did the 2nd week go? Thanks for your kind words regarding my Dad. :-)

Marky Mark said...

You're doing great! Keep it up and enjoy.