Monday, January 19, 2009

Falling by the Wayside

The past few weeks have been a bit of a grind – I'm emerging from them a bit hazy and groggy. We've been going through a huge site re-org @ Cyclo-CLUB.com. Without going into gory detail, all of the videos that we offer are now available as on-demand streams rather than downloads... and, while we were at it, we decided to change the whole look and feel of the website to boot.

Since I work from home, I was able to maintain some training during this work-deluge. Although there were days where I pretty much went from bed to computer (all day) then back to bed late at night, I could usually squeeze in at least some indoor trainer time. Getting out on the road for release felt amazing and, when work flow allowed it, I somehow had the energy to go hammer myself for 2 or 3 hours before coming back to slog away.

The weather here in Portland has been amazing and I felt obligated to push the training volume while I could. Stress levels up, cortisol levels up, sleep volume down, quality of food choices down, weight loss on hold (hopefully not u-turning). As soon as the work-schedule subsided a bit, I compensated (read: put more nails in my coffin!) by putting in some huge, hard rides this past weekend. Now, I'm officially toast. Mentally and physically. Before I push straight into illness, it's time to shut down, recover, and catch up on all the things that I've allowed to fall by the wayside... which is everything other than work and training.

So, here's my placemarker of a blog-entry. Now's the time to do things like pay overdue taxes, buy groceries so I can stop eating like crap, get my dog some quality walks, talk to and maybe even see friends, the list goes on...

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Thanks for putting in so much work to the club. Your work has not gone unnoticed- the site looks great and there's so much excitement about the changes.