1. Still waiting on that orthopedic appointment. It’s on Tuesday, which means I have a few more days until I know what’s wrong with my leg. I’m starting to think (hope?) it might not be as bad as I originally guessed — which would be great news — but I’m still focused on caution and recovery rather than pushing myself to further injury. It definitely sucks when everyone at boot camp is running (and I know I could outrun them all by a lot) and I’m over in the corner doing something else by myself.
2. I’m still trying to figure out how to get sufficient workouts in around the rest of my life, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I will just have to get used to eating dinner after 9pm and setting an alarm for 5:30am each and every morning. I can’t imagine how much harder it would be if my work schedule wasn’t so flexible/I had longer hours.
3. I’m becoming a bag lady. Thankfully I can — and do — drive to work, the pool, the track, etc. and therefore don’t always have to metro with all my gear, including my laptop, but it’s still such a process to organize, pack and tote what I need from the time I leave my apartment in the morning until I return late evening. The food issue is particularly challenging — managing, preparing and toting breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and fluids means a lot of Ziploc bags and Tupperware, especially since I don’t ever eat out at work and do my best not to grocery shop at the Safeway downstairs (which is SO bleak) on a daily basis.
Does anyone else have to carefully plan and schedule their workouts and meals? And then carry an absurd amount of stuff everywhere? I guess this is why people keep their cars stocked with outfits and gear for every occasion…