Return after holiday
- Aug 10th, 2017 at 12:44AM
So my last post detailed the car trouble we had heading off to vacation....we'll get back to that.
The vacation was great, a ton of fun, some serious issues addressed and managed, and I got in most all of my workouts. I can't lie though, every run sucked. Not sure why, but I just didn't have it for any of the runs. My left knee started to hurt on the Tuesday and I ended up really struggling on the runs after that point even more. I ended up skipping the long run this weekend as a) I was driving all over the Outer Cape that day getting various odds and ends sorted out for the departure the following day (both of our parents have places within 3 miles of each other and our August trip always involves a bunch of handyman tasks....this year's list was a total PiTA, exacerbated by the fact that the renter my folks had didn't want us in the house for long, and wanted us to fix a faucet handle that her kid broke.) and b) My knee was hurting.
Overarchingly, my diet was OK on vacation. I ate predominately kenz-ish - shellfish, eggs and vegetables are about 80% of my diet on Cape Cod - but portion sizes were probably too big , dinners were too big, and I drank a bunch of wine.
I didn't blog while on vacation because I was actively trying to stay away from my phone. I tried to limit my phone usage and exposure to under an hour each day, and not even have it on me for the other 23. I didn't do as good a job as I would have liked frankly; the resignation of the Mooch and all of the other Trump stuff had me riveted. However, I hit the goal 5 of the 8 days and only spent 2 hours on (Mooch day) for the longest day.
Coming back home has had some challenges though. All of my kids have activities all over the county each day, so just driving them to and from takes about 2 hours a day....which sucks. But worse than that, the car is still not fixed. I can't lie, I am really ticked off about this. Every day it is supposed to be done the following day, so I plan my day to accommodate (the car is about 2 hours away) and then I get the call that some random part was the wrong part, etc. and the day gets scrambled. I don't handle this volatility well. Doing KB2 I got much better at building out a plan B for my exercise time, but it is still tough for me mentally, I like to have a routine. But this stuff has led to plan Cs and plan Ds and consequently I have not run the last few days, which sucks. Diet has been good though.
The car should be fixed tomorrow, and if it isn't I may end up flushing my head down the toilet. The guy down in Maryland has this real slow southern drawl and sounds like a character from the Dukes of Hazzard. This was awesome for the first week, but now every time I hear his voice I want to just tell him that grits suck. Clearly, I am not as rational as I would like to be........
I'm going to do yesterday's workout and the cross training today, and focus will remain strong on the diet. The knee is feeling better and I am confident for the run this weekend.