Well. It’s been about 2 weeks since I wrote my last Post.
I’m still kind of struggling with the aftermath of Dale Tusen’s Death. Some days I feel better, other moments, I really find myself feeling just miserable. Dale’s interaction with me on my workouts was pretty much a daily thing. In the mornings, when I’d post up a workout, and the phone would ding…and I’d think, “Thats gotta be Dale” It got to be such a regular thing that I kind of occasionally took it for granted. Not any more.
It’s such a shock when someone who is entirely healthy and so vibrant is just Gone.
As time goes by I do feel better and better. I focus on how I can support his family. There will be a memorial ride next year, and I am hoping that I might be able to be in attendance for that as well.
Work has been very difficult lately. We have a low census at the Hospital, so I actually had 4 hours cut each week from my schedule. Seems awesome. I do love having the time in the gym at the not peak hours. This friday I did a FABULOUS luxurious swim in the daylight. BUT, on the not so plus side, I actually kind of need that 4 hours to get some stuff done. With several new regulations, many hospitals are going through a very tough time, ours included. I need to start seriously studying for my certification exam. I always mean to but then real life gets in the way.
Training has been good. I am feeling a bit of fatigue from the workouts, and the extreme heat here has caused me to feel pretty miserable on the weekends. I’ve been doing plenty of napping when I probably should be studying. I’ve had good communication with the guy who does my coaching, I think, so I hope I am on track for the Marathon. We have been trying to make some time to actually go over some of the plan, but…he has been working like a maniac for some reason, so I tend to be seeing him on his way to one or another job…and each time I see him he says, “We need to make a time to get together” So hopefully this is the week. I am feeling a bit unfocused.
So the combination of training fatigue and Job stress has made me decidedly a little less tolerant of People and their Bull Shit. I have had to be really careful and bite my tongue.
So all is well. Work is incredibly incredibly stressful. Training is pretty tough right now…I should be studying, and I should maybe try to have a social life…. Maybe.