Friday, January 25, 2008

Some days are born to greatness....


…and some start off incredibly and then just fall apart.

Today sadly is falling into the latter category. Up at the crack of dawn, completed a task that I’ve been holding off on waiting for input and got it finished, all before 9. Then played hooky, stop with the guilt trip, I had been working since 6:30am and went for a run.

By gosh its caawwwwllllddd !!!. Thanks to plenty of cold weather gear I was extremely toasty, except my face and frostbite heals, right ? After being injured December and early January where I had to rehab a knee in the weight room and on the bike that my son had decided to land on, bending it backwards, the last week has seen injury and pain free runs. This morning’s around the lake a couple of times was delicious in feel, the ice over the lake, still patches of snow on the scenery and a full compliment of mallard and mandarin ducks, together with the ever present geese and herons. From the bustle of the running path next to the road, to the peace of the opposite side through the woods, feeling at one with the world and acquiring that zen state that comes from fitness.

It is now that I am seeing the benefits of the last 4 months commitment to both my health, diet and fitness training, though I’ve been training solidly for a year now, it wasn’t as consistent as it should have been. From October I found a new and renewed focus, taking care of all aspects, from weights, to running and nutrition, though I have many years experience the difference came in handing over the responsibilities to an online trainer, and the results have been better than I could have hoped for. Today was almost enlightening as I could feel every muscle firing and releasing, just floating above the ground, not just my legs, but the beginning of each stride in my core muscles. If you have ever done any of the meditation exercises where you focus on each part of your body and concentrate on them to relax you know the type of feeling.

Then I got back, whipped up a smoothie and jumped on a conference call at which everything went to hell in a handbasket. It appears our understanding of code that we have developed, then handed over to IT, that was all sorted in a conference call this morning is not what we thought it was. So now a new priority, that is dependent on which of two solutions IT is developing and which one will be complete first. Net result is I have to do all the prep work for both ways, rather than choosing one.

Oh well, its what they pay me kibbles for. Plus I know that I have a group mountain bike ride tomorrow morning in VA to look forward to. I think I’ll take a “Fukitol” pill, load up the shuffle with lots of sleazy 80s hair metal and go throw some weights around ! :-)

3 comments:

Broadsheet said...

I took two laps (walking) around Lake Montabello this afternoon and when I stopped at my favorite wine shop on the way home for some weekend vino, the guy asked me how I got so sunburned. Dag - it was cold! Came home and slathered on some cream to calm the windburn, and tossed on ye old baseball cap to deal with the bad hair from the ski-band.

trigimper said...

Oh yes, I was having a terribly bad hair day yesterday, I couldn't do a thing with it ! ;-)

This morning not as cold...

Shelley said...

Ahhh yes...I had a glorious run after a swim this a.m...everything covered in a blanket of white snow..simialar to your picture there...love it!!!!!!!!