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Man...I Don't Even Come to My Blog Anymore!

It's true. For the last couple of weeks, I've maybe visited my blog twice, and even that's probably being generous. Steve's blog has been much more fun to read lately. Going to my blog just reminds me of one more thing I'm behind on, and that's not really anything I want to worry about now. Plus, there's really nothing to report. I've essentially taken 2 months off since Ironman, aside from a marathon, a couple of runs, a bike ride or two, and some inline skating. I haven't even been in the pool since September. Yeesh. I've really let myself go.

Work has been crazy lately, although when is it not? I switched from the Surgical, Trauma and Neurosurg Unit to a General Medicine floor. I knew the switch would happen in October when I was hired in July, but I didn't really stop to think what that would mean for me - learning a whole new area, new teams, new nurses, and a new way to structure my day. Needless to say, I'm still learning all of that. I started just over two weeks ago by working a 70 hour week to begin a 10 day stretch. I get home at night and am so exhausted from being "on" all day that I can't muster much of anything. Looks like this week will be another long one. Is it Friday yet?

We no longer have free dial-up (ie any sort of internet access) at home, so if I want to get up a blog post, I need to stay at work after already having been on the computer for at least 10 hours. Lately, I've been choosing to catch up on others' blogs and then going home. Sorry folks, there's really not much to report here anyway.

I haven't completely been ignoring triathlon and running, though. 2008 is just around the corner, and I've been working on The Big Plan. It's been a while since I had a fast season, so it's about time I dug one up again. The last two years have been very slow as far as race times go because I trained my body to do that for Ironman. This year, there's no Ironman to slow me down, and I've got PR fever. More on all of this later. For now, just wanted everyone to know I'm still alive. I'll try to report on something a little more exciting next time!

10 comments:

Wil

Ha! Your title cracked me up :) I'm with you for the speed season long overdue... in fact I'm looking at lifetime fitness, isn't that up in your neck of the woods?

Hang in there sister, 70-hour weeks??? Ugh, wine and cuddling on the couch with a movie sounds good after that ... um, with Steve, YOU and Steve, not you and me. Or me and Steve... you know that right!? Not that there'd be anything wrong with that - the you and me that is. Well, not ... um... yeah ok. That's all for now :)

Steve Stenzel

Wil, you can cuddle with us if you'd like.

And Pharmie, I have a cure for your PR fever. It's more cowbell!

RunBubbaRun

70 hours work weeks, did anybody ever tell you work way to much..

But I do like the "fast" plan fo '08, I think that is so much needed after 2 years of IM training.

Pharmie

Wil,

Steve and I are both signed up for Lifetime. We have an extra bedroom...It would be a blast!

Spandex King

Ahhhh. I think you may want to clarify the offer. We have a bedroom and it would be a blast may be misleading.

greyhound

There you've got to go an pop Lil' Stevie's baloon. He was all about the couch cuddle and you bring up separate bedrooms.

Iron Girl Nyhus

Glad to hear you are well :)

Laura

Rural Girl

Don't work too hard. I'm not a big fan of occupational work!

J-Wim

70 hours is a killer week. Bumoed to Medical from a specialty unit has to be a big chage of pace. Good luck adjusting!

Mallie

Glad to see a post. I know it must be insane for you right now, but I'll try to swing by to check on you more regularly. Here's to a superfast, superfly 2008.