Columns: The Bain of my existence
Well, this is going to be a fun night. I'm sitting in lab running a column which needs to be topped off every 52 minutes, give or take a bit. For the next 10 hours or so... That brown stuff at the top, ya thats like 2 month of work!
This night isn't going to be much fun because thats not even long enough to have a good nap so I'll just be droning on zombie like with my music pumping on max, lets see if I can get someone from the 2nd floor come up (I'm on 4) and ask me to turn it down. That happened last night, 3AM...
The fortunate thing though is that I can use this time to be semi-productive. I've discovered long ago that when I have to pull long days like this, I can't try and do too much because all that happens is you get REAL tired and make mistakes. So unfortunately when having multiple 1 hour breaks on a day that is longer than 14 hours the only successful way is to take those 1 hours real easy.
So. What am I going to do?
Write tri club e-mails, update the minutes from Tuesday, design a bike jersey, write some thank you letters from Christmas, go for a jog... Among other things.
On the training front, my shins are feeling really tight, so after tonight's run I will take a 7 day hiatus from running. I will only run 1-2 times and let my legs recover. I've decided that the stubbornness of running 50/56 is not worth the injury that could prevent me from running in the spring. We will see, I may not take the whole week off, but at least the weekend. Only swimming and biking on those days. Lets hope Saturday is nice so I can put in a good ride to fill the void from my run.
UBC Spring Race series starts next week, gotta get into shape!