Saturday, April 01, 2006

Checking In

Sorry I haven't been blogging this past week. Nothing of any particular importance was going on, so I simply didn't have anything to say. I think we all have times like that.

My week ended on an interesting note when some decisions were made about the future of my position and those of my counterparts where I work. We've been in a sort of holding pattern for awhile on a reorganization plan. I've been looking forward to the reorg because I know it will be an opportunity for me to finally do what I do best, which is come up with ideas and solutions in an environment in which I'll have the authority and support to carry them out. The long delays in seeing this come to pass have been a bit discouraging. But now it looks like things are picking up speed. I might even be in my new position by summer! It doesn't necessarily come with change to pay or title, but I'm really not too interested in that angle. I just want to be building and creating again. It's been tough these last five years, working for someone who thinks no idea is a good one unless he had it himself.

But enough of that!

Today's workout was an extended session on the elliptical trainer, followed by a couple loops at Memorial Park. My hip and ITB are starting to get up to their old tricks, so I figured the bayou loops wouldn't do me any favors because of the uneven surfaces of the trails. I needed something a little smoother, and it had been long enough since I had run to the park that it sounded like a fun thing to do.

It wasn't a very interesting run. It was a warm morning, overcast with periods when the sun broke through the clouds for a bit. The park wasn't overcrowded, and I saw my ex-landlord's ex-wife up there. She and I did the IronStar Tri a few years ago. She's quite an amazing person.

On the way home I stopped to use the restroom at the Picnic Loop and was pleasantly surprised to see that some improvements have been made to the facilities. The sinks have running water again and there is actually soap! I'm not sure how long this will continue, but it's very welcome.

Tonight I have a little stuffiness in my sinuses and some post-nasal drip. Yuck. I hope it's just the tree pollen and not the beginnings of a cold. I've had enough sinus pressure and breathing trouble lately from all the pollen that allergies seem by far the more likely culprit.

I'll try to be a little better about blogging. As much time as I spend in the evenings working on my novels, you'd think it would be no trouble to dash off a quickie blog entry about something, wouldn't you?

Recent Workouts
Saturday: 60 minute elliptical, 10 mile run
Friday: Rest Day
Thursday: 35 minute spin, Cyclerobx
Wednesday: 30 minute core and strength training
Tuesday: 30 minute elliptical, 15 minute stair stepper
Monday: Unscheduled rest day-- too lazy and grumpy

1 comment:

From Here to There said...

So glad things are finally coming together for you on the job front!

Great workouts there! I hope your ITB continues to behave.

May your sinus woes go away promptly!