Before this off-season can officially get deep sixed and I can start training again. I feel so very gross. The travel has left me feeling really chubby and super out of shape. January 12th I will get back in the pool and my struggle back into shape begins. But for this week I am enjoying spending 3 days with my aunt and uncle in Charlotte (and interviewing), One night with my former roommate of 4 years in Denver (And interviewing), and 2 nights with another former roommate of 3 years in Los Angeles (and taking my oral boards).
It's not that I haven't been exercising at all. This week I spent about 5 hours on the trainer and got 5 runs in (with one being 7.5 miles). But the lack of consistency isn't helping me build anything resembling fitness. The food, wine and beer aren't really aiding the situation either. So Monday it's back to disciplined life. I have a race in 3 months. That's a very scary thought....
In other news, this week I took my written boards and turned 30 (on the same day). People asked me if taking a 9 hour exam was a way of denying the milestone birthday. The reality of the situation is that I am a professional procrastinator and December 31st happens to be a popular deadline. But if anyone asks this year, I'm 29 damn it.
OK, time to have breakfast with my favorite aunt (and one of my biggest fans). We are hitting the Y today for a long workout session after stopping by the Apple store to pick up my birthday present from Mom. Watch out world, I'm getting an iPhone!
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