Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Today is a new day

I've been feeling a little less frisky than Linus Gerdeman this last few weeks. But, sometimes all you need is one good kick a** training session to get you back on track. I did the exact same route and interval sets that I did last Monday and shaved 13 minutes off last week's pace (over 17.25 miles!). Maybe the 12 minutes of hell on Sunday with its subsequent frustration and anger was needed to reset me a little bit. I feel my explosive power coming back. I felt like myself for the first time in a while today.

Now, I'm off to conquer a Partner Portal and several other impossible projects with their delicate diplomatic relations while I'm on a roll! Look out, because come December when all this along with my thesis is behind me, I'm going to be like a new woman!

9 comments:

CyclistRick said...

Great job. I am sure that the full night of sleep helped. Glad to see you feeling better, physically and mentally.

And, hmmmm, a new woman.... this could be interesting :-)

lauren said...

yay!

bad days are good in that usually good days come next.

it's hard to remember that when you're having a rough time, but things always do get better.

chatterbox said...

thanks lauren and cyclistrick!

It seems so silly to waste emotional energy on something like amateur bike racing frustration. But, I guess I get so wrapped up in it, because I invest so much of my time there.

Velo Bella said...

Nothing like a goods night sleep to put things in the proper perspective.

cyclistmom said...

That's my girl! Nothing like a bad day to push you into overdrive.

velogirl said...

whew! glad you're feeling alive again.

CyclistRick said...

VG - ditto, times 3!

chatterbox said...

vb - thanks. I remember you were a little sleep deprived a couple weeks ago. It can definitely magnify emotions....hope everything is going OK in Monterey (sending you good thoughts).

mom - thank you for your support.

vg - thanks! hopefully I'll still be feeling alive after Midweek Madness :)

Kimberly (aka. DrKim) said...

Welcome back! I knew you'd get the fight back! YAY!!!!