Thursday, February 16, 2012

3TT: Such An Odd Day

 How has your Thursday been?  Mine was rather uneventful on the big scale, but full of some small oddities...

We've all had odd dreams.  There's the ones that seem so real you swear they actually happened.  Those involving creatures or places seemingly out of a Picaso or Dali painting.  There's nightmares, dreams you try desperately to return to, those where you are falling and wake up with a jolt upon impact, and then the ever more rare wet dream.  You laugh, but no amount of denial will cover the fact that they happen.  And don't get me started on what dreams you do or don't remember and why. 

Well, my day started out with a jolt.  From my memory, I had woken up around 8:30am and rolled back over.  Then I wake up suddenly completely tense.  My mind was racing!  "Where am I?  What happened?  ...Huh?"  I grabbed my watch - it was 7:30am.  That didn't help my confusion.  "What's going on?!"  Then it hit me; it was all a dream!  Sometimes I swear our minds are bipolar, pulling pranks on themselves.  I had a little laugh at myself and thought "Hey, at least she was hot!"  ;)

Remember that underwritten rule...?  Something along the lines of "Bloggers will share just about anything."  Yeah... 

Ice Breaker!!

Do What You Love.  Love What You Do.
I had a bit of a surprising meeting with my company's vice president yesterday.  She had "an intriguing opportunity" she thought I'd be excited to hear about.  Let's stop and agree to agree here - when upper management says "intriguing opportunity," we all know that could go many different ways.  haha  But to make a long story short, I was offered a new job, our group training/fitness class instructor.

We've been attempting to fill the position for close to a month now and after some time, it came to my manager as well as the VP that my... "addictive" relationship to fitness and my expressed interest in eventually doing personal training made perfect sense.  I was rather surprised at the sudden offer, but I admit I was excited. 

I took the night to mentally digest the offer and of course figure out other details.  After thinking about it during my morning run, the answer came to me while I was on the trainer - "They're asking me to be one step away from being paid to work out."  I get to be a fitness nut and encouraged to be so.  On top of that, I get weekends off to race to my heart's content!  Why would I ever say "no" to this?!

Do what you love.  Love what you do.  They're not my words, but they're the best pieces of life advice I can give you.

Active Recovery Week? Workout
If you follow me on facebook, you saw my Tuesday Bike-Run-Bike workout.  Having today off, I decided to switch the events and do a Run-Bike-Run.

Run: 2.94 miles in 20:08 (6:51 pace)
Bike: 26.3 miles in 1:00:15 (26.19 mph)
Run: 3.86 miles in 26:36 (6:53 pace)

I admit that it was difficult to get myself out the door for the first run, but once that was done, Holy Secret Speed Batman!  And you wouldn't believe what I fueled that all on...

1 banana 
~6 tbs of peanut butter
2 water bottles
1 peanut butter GU

It's 4:00pm and I've had an approximate total of 850 calories and and 1:46 of exercise.  I see a large dinner and a very hungry morning monster in my near future.


1.  What's the last dream you remember?

2.  Have you ever had rather sudden job changes?
While I'm super excited about the new job, I admit the suddenness of it is a bit odd.

3. Do you have recovery weeks built into your training plan?
I built them in for two reasons: 1) to avoid injury and let my body repair every three weeks and 2) to give me opportunities to test my speed without the demands of distance.

Swim fast.  Bike smart.  Run hard. 


Karen said...

Oh WOW - that sounds exciting! (the job, not the dream....) :) congratulations!!

Jill said...

Congrats on the job! How perfect!

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Congratulations on the new job! That's very exciting!

Runners Fuel said...

Congrats on the new job!! Awesome!!

Coy Martinez said...

Peanut Butter GU! It's what's for dinner!

Can I borrow your legs for that bike ride? What the heck? 26 mph? Shit.

Aimee said...

Awesome! That sounds like a great job!