Thursday, October 1, 2009
Happy October 1st!
Swine Flu has officially invaded my workplace. An employee left work sick the other day and as soon as we got word that it was swine flu, her office door was shut and hazmat was called. Not really, but the way we all reacted, they might as well have been. Hand sanitizers and Lysol are out in full force. I associate the smell of Lysol with the bathroom, so our office smells like one giant smelly toilet. If you so much as sneeze or cough, you best turn and run because you may get sprayed with the Lysol. So what if it gets in your eyes; everything is fair in love and war and swine flu. I have heard through the grapevine that the policy is that if you come down with this flu; you will not be allowed to return to work for 7 days. Seven days? Sounds like a damn mini vacation to me. Anyway, I have taken precaution as well. I’m sucking zinc tabs like they are candy and I have vats of hand sanitizers. I’m thinking of going out and buying one of those medical face masks. I do not want the swine flu; I do not want any flu. Keep your freaking germs away people; I have a marathon to train for!!
Training has been going well. I have been doing a ton of strength and core work this week; trying to get my muscles strong and less wimpy. My coach also added swimming to my schedule for Monday. She kept asking me if I wanted to add it as cross training and I keep putting her off. I suppose she finally got tired of my waffling around and just added it anyway. I, of course, didn’t do it and opted to do core work and spinning instead. In my defense, I told her that the only swimsuit that I owned was a string bikini, which does not work well while swimming laps. Not that I would know, but I can only imagine.
Tuesday, I did run drills at the track, working on form and cadence. Last night I did another thirty minutes of spinning on my bike trainer and then put in thirty minutes of strength work on the stability ball. Oh….my arms are sore today, which is a good thing, but goes to show you how wimpy they are. If the stability ball can get them, imagine what some weights would do. I shudder in horror.
I will be doing an hour run tonight and I will be working on hill work. I really wish that I had time to go out to the mountains, but those trails are too far away for a work week, so I’ve got another good hill in mind. I’ve got to climb the hill 6 times, 3 at a comfortable pace and then 3 at a hard pace. In between hills, I need to “cool down” in zone three or tempo pace. I’m tired just thinking about this workout.
Family Update: Well this weekend is Homecoming at Madison’s high school! I will be sure to post the pictures of her dress. She has been going to activities all week after school for spirit week. I asked her if they were making a float and she looked at me like I was crazy. She had no idea what high school float was. Doesn’t any one do this anymore? Remember building floats on top of a trailer in high school and then having them in a homecoming parade? Is this too old school?
I've been so busy this week that I will be, once again, catching up on everyones blog at some point today. Happy training!