Posted: 25/01/2012 at 18:59
Argh - no long run at the weekend due to a heavy cold & throat infection! What, how did that happen, I've never been ill in the middle of a training schedule before...? I could've cried!!!
I did a 'Leadership in Running Fitness' course on Saturday, felt lousy by the time I got home, ate my tea, then basically died until Monday morning when I crawled to the GPs surgery. Got a "No running until you can breath properly" lecture (I'm an asthmatic) followed by a "reduce your mileage until your body has recovered" lecture. Now well into a course of antibiotics which have sorted me out a treat, and the problem I've discovered is that the illness-enforced 3 day running ban has allowed my batteries to fully recharge & almost overload. 10K last night & 10 miles this evening and I feel 'bouncey' ala Tigger...!!!
On the work front, having handed my notice in at work on Friday (after a long chat with my new boss to decide on a start date and a promise that he'd honour my annual leave so that I can get to Rome...) I'm actually working even harder now than I have done for quite a while and will end up so far ahead of my schedule that by the time I finish there will be a few people scratching their heads, asking how it is that I could do it so quickly yet everyone else is behind schedule.... (my grand scheme for wrecking the job for my successor). I start the on Feb 20th TD, so basically I'll do my workplace induction & in-house training then have my Roman Holiday, before returning to start work properly a fortnight later...