Yeah… It has been a long time, huh?
I know. I haven’t been posting blog entries. I haven’t been reading your blogs.
Trust me, it isn’t you, it is me.
The past few months have been really crazily busy for me.
I started a new job in January (that I completely love), which meant a whole lot of changes, the biggest change being a completely new and different schedule (ie – my schedule is no longer 100% in my control).
So I have been trying to work it out, figuring out how to get those workouts in before I leave at 6am, which means starting my workouts at 4am (which I hate to admit, has led to me hitting the snooze button more often than not. 4am kind of sucks.)
As a result, I am away from home a lot more, and although I occasionally do take Porter with me to work, I just can’t take him every day anymore. So when I get home I like to try to get him out for a walk, or a snuggle in his chair.
I was also spending a lot of my free time studying for the Maine forester exam I have been procrastinating taking for about 8 years (I passed!)
This winter was one of the busier ones for company coming up, which is great, I really LOVE having people up…it is just that I can’t really excuse myself to go read or write a blog (when I often am excusing myself to go sit on the trainer for 2+hrs, doing both would be kind of rude).
AND I just got back from a 5 day trip in Baxter State Park (trip report with lots of pictures coming this week).
I love that place. Ok. Here is another picture (note our ski tracks far right)…
Oh yeah. And I am trying to train for an Ironman.
To be honest, I am just mentally getting into it. With everything going on, it just wasn’t my priority. That makes training really tough, because an Ironman is a commitment, you have got to put in the time to be successful. I haven’t been 100% putting in the time up until recently, and it is showing in a lot of ways.
Mostly in my pants (if I ever catch the little bastard that gets in my closet and shrinks all of my clothes every time I slack on my workouts and eat like crap…)
So I am starting to put in the time, I am starting to get excited about the upcoming season…and I am kind of freaked when I look at the calendar and realize it is only 160 days until Ironman Mont Tremblant!