Friday, February 15, 2013
Work was crazy this week.
I got a new project, and it gave me a lot of work, 10-12 hours a day, plus 4 hour drive to and from.
Monday was hopeless, so I called that a rest day.
Tuesday-Thursday I had a business trip, coming back home Friday morning.
The good thing was it is the location where I can stay in the hotel by the lake. I ran 3 days in a row. Normally I don't do that, but there was no other workout possibility and I really needed something fun.
I love this job, but it is non-stop high intensity thinking staring at the computer screen and paper documents and boxes with small numbers an so on. It is kind of addictive, and gives me a high similar to running... of course quite different too : )
Unfortunately it disturbs my sleep.
Going to bed on time doesn't help. Whatever time I go to sleep, I wake up 5.5 hours later, tired but wide awake. Job related thoughts emerge like grass blades from earth, one after another, and then I notice my heart beating and then I know there will be no more sleep tonight. Good thoughts, though...
Frustrating, but I guess I'll get my sleep back when I'm tired enough.
It was good to come home, I really missed my family... and my barbell too : )
After working some more and chatting with family, I did the first barbell workout of the week.
It was pleasant and relaxing. I added a little weight to the deadlift.
At start I did all exercised with the same small weights, the point was learning the moves.
Now the shoulder press is about 25 pounds, the squat 36 pounds and the deadlift 50 pounds.
On the other hand I got the squat quite right today. Something was wrong with my posture, and at the 3rd rep today it just got right.
I finished with stationary bike intervals: 2 minutes moderate pace, 30 sec as hard as I can, repeat 5 times.
I feel so much better now!
I'm typing this sitting on the couch with DH and DD, watching TV, some stupid movie, because DD didn't like the idea of the ghost story DH chose, but it is great to be together anyway...