Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I Live in Iowa: Week 126

It was a long week. The kind of week I arrive at home at night tired and exhausted. In fact, I don't really want to talk about it. Strange thing to blog I suppose.

Work, well there is a little stress there for two reasons. One is I turned down overtime several times lately to do everything else I do in life, and given the amount of money that is leaving on the table, I have to question that decision. The other reason I will tell you about next week.

Running, I started an abrupt taper running only 55 miles, after ten consecutive weeks between 80 and 106 miles. I had one 4.5 mile progression run in there and a medium long run. This is the hard part in the taper, resting, not working hard. Inevitably I always feel sluggish as though I am getting out of shape. It is important to remember feelings are not fact.

Coaching, I wasn't around as much as I would have liked. We had a meet, a number of people ran strong races, and a few ran not so strong races.

A note on my social life, I spent about four hours this weekend socializing with family and friends. I'm not sure what that sounds like, but it's way more than average for me. Doing all the above activities I realized this past weekend that I haven't been on a date in a year and more significantly, I can't think of one person in Dubuque that I know as a friend except through a job, running and bicycling, or my church. Two and a half years and someone could be living a nearly parallel life to me and I wouldn't know it.

I also had the chance Sunday night to see the movie Gravity. It's good. I'll post a formal review eventually.

In summary, taken way out of context, 1st Corinthians 15:36a, "How foolish!" It's a good way to describe those things in my life that stress me out. In short, so many things I assign value to, have no real value.

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