My first two days at my new gig went great. Of course, I didn’t do a ton outside of the typical new-job paperwork, drug screenings, physical, and so on. However, and I don’t think this is because of the shiny new job glowiness of the place, every single person I have met so far is fantastic. The culture there is genuinely proactive and caring, and from the direct care staff to the administrators everyone seems to be really committed to provided their consumers with more than just what is mandated by the state. It is so refreshing!
I dare you to watch this recent press, and not want to come to work with me!
The people at fleet feet chicago went out of their way to allow me to register at no cost for the “Boston Bound 2012” program (which I had to drop out of last year before even going on a group run). The kick off was this Saturday, I have a post started to tell you all about it, I am pretty stoked (yes, stoked).
I had planned to get about 42miles in this week, but came up short. I had a great time running 8 miles with the Boston Bound group, but, I fear what was a relaxed training run for them, was a tough tempo run for me. So, I settled for 8 for the day (had planned to run another 7 after), had breakfast with some of the runners and their spouses (all really friendly and clever folks, so impressed). My overall trajectory seems spot on to me (see graphs below) so I am not worried about the missing miles.
Week 13 Re-Cap
Monday: 7hrs Sleep, 8mi Run
Tuesday: 9hrs Sleep, 7mi Run
Wednesday: 4hrs sleep, Spin Class
Thursday: 7hrs Sleep, 5mi Run
Friday: 7hrs Sleep, 8mi Run
Saturday: 7hrs Sleep, 8mi Run w/ Boston Bound
Sunday: 6.5hrs Sleep, 2 Spin Classes, Body Blast Class
Total mileage: 36
This week I am aiming to get back onto a weight training routine (with a little help from an iPhone app), I am going to scout out a gym near my new office tomorrow.
A couple more quick tasks and I am getting in bed with my iPad, to watch “Chariots of Fire”.
Have a great week!