Finally, an Update

It’s been a while since I blogged – I’ve made conscious decisions to cut back on certain things, because my life has been a little out of control; blogging, reading and commenting is one of the things I’ve let slide. I feel better for doing it, and frankly at this time, I’m not sure when (or if) I’ll get back to a regular schedule. I hope to post more once I start actively training again.

So what’s happening? Well, my shoulder has been injured for almost 6 weeks now, but between physiotherapy and massage therapy, I think I’m almost better. I swam 3 times last week, and while I’m slower than I like, and I’m not swimming as far, my shoulder isn’t hurting. This is what matters. Now I get to start building back up.

As well, I took almost two weeks off biking, and did take two full weeks off running, and while I’m still tired (and my legs feel SO heavy!), I know I needed it. This week, I’m setting myself up for a slow return to working out… trying to get back into it before real Ironman training starts in January.

My weight? Sigh… I am so not motivated, and not working out hasn’t helped, although I’m really only up 5-6 pounds total. It’s still 5 pounds too much, my clothes are tight and I don’t feel great, but at least it’s not terrible.

As for work… well, I really, really like my new job. 🙂 And I seem to be doing pretty well at it. But I’m definitely working a lot more hours than I was at the casino, and getting up at 5:00 almost every morning means going to bed earlier too. I never thought I’d be a morning person, but I’m finding if I don’t work out in the morning, I’m so tired after work I just don’t feel like it. Fine for now, but not fine once January rolls around!

So that’s where I’m at! Not MIA, but not around as much as I would like to be. Hopefully I’ll be back soon…

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3 Responses to Finally, an Update

  1. Carina says:

    I had to make the move to super-early workouts too when I started working long hours and realized I bailed far too frequently in the evening to make it a viable alternative. Glad your shoulder is getting better, and glad you were able to take that time off. I really think at least one month per year of solid down-time is essential to long-term injury prevention and avoiding burnout. But yeah, getting back is always hard, I’m feeling that pain too — plan to be back at it hard core by the beginning of the year…

  2. PlumPetals says:

    Glad your shoulder is healing and that you’re enjoying your new job!
    Working out in the mornings, especially in the winter, can be tough, but once you get it in your schedule your body will warm to it.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Great to hear from you 🙂 Glad your shoulder is improving, and the mornings, well yeah, I fail at mornings.

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