Monday, May 10, 2010

It's Not Rocket Science: Week 5

It was a long week of work. I have not been keeping a weekly hourly record but I went to work Friday at 8 AM and didn't leave until 7 PM. At which point I went next door to a steak house, had two steaks over two hours, didn't run and collapsed on my bed.

The thing about physical work is that there are two types of fatigue, at least in my opinion. The first is the immediate short term fatigue. Go on a 20 mile run and you'll be tired for the rest of the day and probably the next day or week. The second is a long term fatigue. That is when you have done something day after day for a long time and your daily rhythm rides the balance of sustainable and burn-out. Anyway that's fodder for a whole other post.

I ran a nine month weekly mileage low of 35 miles over six days. I have decided that my sickness set me back too far to have any half decent race this spring so I'm planning a couple of races for this summer and a marathon this fall. Instead of take two weeks off, as I had planned, I have decided to just take a few weeks easy and do no quality running but keep running every day. Then I can begin my build up for a fall marathon sooner and from a greater state of fitness. Given that I took so much time off in the first seven months of 2009 I should still be able to continue until October without a problem.

I applied for four jobs with my new resume, which is actually not yet updated under "Resume". Between work, running, and eating the little bit of time I had on the internet this week wasn't dedicated to updating my website. I don't know what my career holds. I was told this week about a person that planed out her life so much that she is now on heavy antidepressant medication. (So while this may sound ridiculous, I plan to plan the details of my life a little less. Everything always seems to work out as long as I keep plugging away.)

The future of access to this website: I don't know. I have been told by members of the current employing generation, with employing capabilities, that the content of this website will only serve to not get me an interview and subsequently not hired. Then on the poll that was open for most of a week, not a single person voted to get password protection or take it off the internet. I have taken it off search engines, or at least my preferences say I have. I don't know what the future holds, even for a website I control.

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