Reports of my demise

Have been greatly exaggerated.

So I’m writing this morning from a trendy chain bakery which serves bagels the size of one’s head, and good coffee. Yummy.

For the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I’m working out of the company’s Waterford office instead of making the drag over to Newport. I’m usually here on Fridays, anyway, which is nice since it gets me home about a half hour earlier, and I get that much more time to wrestle with the boys. Yeah.

Like I mentioned yesterday, life has finally slowed down enough for me to jump back on instead of sprinting alongside, and I’m trying to get back in a groove (some would say rut). Big project delivered, new client growing happy with me, and opportunity out the ying-yang. At least for this week.

Fitness is coming back to the top of my priority list, too. Swam at the Y yesterday – 10 laps breast, 10 laps freestyle, 3 laps kickboard, 10 laps free, and 5 breast. I’ll be the first to admit that other than being able to stay afloat, I have no clue what I’m doing in the water. For instance, I thought one was supposed to bend one’s knees while kicking. Which apparently, you’re not. Which could be why I consistently get lapped.

This morning was 3.7 or so at Bluff Point. There’s still a bunch of snow on the ground, and I probably would have been much better off if I’d been skiing. As it was, the run was tough, tough. I ran the first 1.5 at about a 9 minute pace, and walked/ran the 1.5 back (over a hill, etc) at about a 12 minute pace. Slow, yes, but it was snowy, and I think I was a little dehydrated. But it’s all in pursuit of a goal.

Anyhew, sorry for my absence. And again, good luck in the New Year to y’all.

5 thoughts on “Reports of my demise

  1. Hooray! He’s back!!

    And I was just in Waterford this morning…what are the odds?

    I haven’t started any official “tri” training yet, but I’ll keep you posted. There’s one in Branford that sounds good although I’d also consider one that involves mt. bike since I don’t have a road bike (yet). Let me know if you come across any interesting races.

    And speaking of races…a big YES! on Hartford! If I can’t find a spring marathon that appeals to me, I’ll be back for that one for sure. If nothing else, I’ll be there for the half. So you can count on my ‘Woo-Hoos!’ for at least four miles. And feel free to take advantage of my race crew.

    You should post your upcoming races on your site – maybe we’ll bump into each at one!

  2. Welcome back, Jank! I track you through Bloglines and I think they are asleep because they missed your post. I need to check that RSS feed again.

    Anyway, glad you are back. I had to laugh at the “wife permitting” comment. Yes, I know that well. :)

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