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Progress Report

I almost wrote TPS Report.

So…..yeah. This week has not turned out the way I’d hoped. The simple fact is that I have been e.x.h.a.u.s.t.e.d. Normally I am humming with energy, even on tired days, and always look forward to a good workout. This week I have barely been able to get through the day *without* exercise. Attempting exercise just deepens the hole of fatigue.

As a result, I have taken a great deal of rest this week in the hopes that, by doing so now, I would be raring to go on race day (next weekend). I’m still hoping that will be the case.

I feel like I’m back in school and dreading taking a test I haven’t prepared for. I’m just trying to have faith that the training I’ve done up to this point will get me through the distance and that speed will happen via race day adrenaline and pure gritty will (An elite amateur triathlete whose blog I like to follow said you have to be sort of gritty to cross the finish line of a triathlon.).

We’ll see.

In the meantime, here’s how this week has shaped up:

Tuesday – I didn’t go to swim practice either. Nope, no exercise. It was a busy day and by the time I got home it was all I could do to collapse on the couch. D was lucky to get dinner.

Wednesday – 30 min. weights, 2 mile slow run. I got through the weights pretty well, although a bit more slowly than usual. The run was pretty torturous in that I simply didn’t have the drive to put one foot in front of the other for two whole miles. I did eventually get through them.

Thursday – No exercise. Very long, very busy day after which I again just wanted to collapse.

Friday – Finally woke up feeling more like my normally upbeat self. Got through the day well enough. Planned to try out my new trainer tonight so I skipped weights to give my joints a break. However, it’s late and I’m worn to the bone. Grant is set up; I’ll try to take him for a spin tomorrow morning before the wedding. At least my legs don’t ache anymore – that is the one good thing about all of this rest!

Saturday – Tomorrow is another wedding. It’s the last one of the year so let’s take it out with a bang (in the form of sparklers)!

Sunday – JDRF’s Walk To Cure Diabetes. This is my second year working behind the scenes and I love it.

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