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Thursday, December 14, 2006

The last few weeks have been worthless as far as training goes. After my 50k, I have only ran 1 time and that was today. I decided to take a week rest after the 50k since I have been training for triathlon/ultras pretty consistently for the last 10 months or so with out many breaks. I have had a few stretches of 3 or so days when I did not train, but that was about it.

The first part of the week I took off actually worked out well. I just took it easy. I went the gym a few times and did some weights, but nothing too exhausting. The second part of the first week was a little different. The St. Louis area got hit pretty hard with an ice storm and my power was out for 6 days!!! How terrible is that? My wife and I have a gas fireplace in our living room, so we brought our mattress downstairs and slept by the fire. We played board games by candle light and went to bed pretty early since its dark by 5. There's only so many games of Jenga you can play in a cold house before you decide to hit the hay. :) I was also traveling a bit so that week was pretty booked anyway.

The second week started with still no power. I was had an entire week of travel ahead of me. The power was still not on Tuesday night and I was leaving on Wednesday morning to fly out to Kansas City. I had to pack my suitcase in the dark. I wore my headlamp to find a shirt and pants that I thought matched, though the blue-ish light from my headlamp made it tough. My travel was stopped short by the passing of my grandmother that had me back at my parents house from Thursday-Sunday. It was sad to see her go, but she's been sick and she's in a better place now. The one good thing that always comes from things like that is that family comes together.

Then I hit the road for work again leaving Monday night and getting back late yesterday night. So here I am. A bit of a whirlwind over the last few weeks, but things are settling down now.. wait.. Christmas is right around the corner so I guess I will be busy for a bit longer. That 6 miles I put in today was not much, but it was good to get out there and clear my head. Plus it was 60+ degrees. I wish it would have been this warm when the power was out!

Posted by Travis at 9:48 PM  

3 comments:

What a crappy few weeks! So sorry about Gma Charlotte :(

Consider this time a well deserved rest, you've had a fantastic year!

I think I'm going to be in IL for New Year's so hopefully we'll meet up at some point - would love to see you and micaela!

Jenn said...
4:05 PM  

So sorry to hear about your Grandma.

Your night at the fireplace actually sounds very romantic...try it on a night with heat!

Lora said...
8:34 AM  

That was a long time with no power!

olga said...
8:47 AM  

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