Nells - yes, all of what you said about working for yourself. Have been feeling ill all week and have to fly out tonight to Estonia to see a demanding client who just can't make up their minds. I do something structured, they change their minds and dither about. I offer something adaptable and they complain about lack of preparation. Does it seem like I don't want to go...?
Of course I do. Rent must be paid right!
In a week of non-exercise, I've gained 3% body fat (i.e. shed loads of muscle). Argh.
I went running with TinkerBEL on Tuesday RR. 6 something kms. I don't want to say easy because she was full on, max HR etc...
Given I only tend to run once or twice a week these days to avoid aggravating the Meniscal problem in my knee, I tend to try to make the most of it by going a bit faster or longer. And my bike rides have been really tough recently, just because I am trying to compensate for not doing so much mid-week.
Am finding it hard to get the work - exercise balance right in the last year or so since I have started my own business. It used to be much more straight forward as an employee: make everyone happy, plenty of time to nip into the woods for a run (office handily located right next door to the forest). But when you work for yourself, nothing is ever done fully. There's always more to be done and so I feel less able to 'skive-off' for a quick run, even though it'd probably be excellent for my concentration etc.
Mmm... needs some cogitation....
PC - sorry to hear about your sore toe. A searing pain would suggest something is damaged. It depends how long you experience that pain intensity for. Best is just to try to kep off it for a few days to allow you to work out how frequently the pain is triggered. If broken, 4 weeks of relative rest should see you right but there's not much treatment for fractured toes apart from that.
Did anyone else feel last night's earthquake in Kent? My top floor apartment on top of a hill near Brussels, certainly was shaking around a bit, enough to wake me up.
Moan groan moan groan. Feel yuck. Think I trashed my immune system on Saturday's 'ride of doom'. Hardly been out the house this week to exercise or do anything. Sat on my backside doing a really dull consultancy job, that is erm, really dull. And I won't get paid for it for months yet.
How I'd love to go out for a long, fast run in the morning. But it ain't gonna' happen. So I'll just have to remember one instead. And try to imagine myself better.
Was massively impressed by that TinkerBEL this evening as we went out running together, in between rainstorms. She got close to MHR and I thought she was going to drop her lungs on the pathway. What a girl. Great courage to run so hard.