For all the discipline I showed yesterday, pounding out a running test and lifting amidst an industry conference, today was closer to reality. The event proceedings started at 9 a.m., which didn't leave much time to swim and spin on the stationary bike beforehand. OK, it could have had I been in the pool by 6:45 a.m. But, considering I was going to have a quiet night's sleep in a dark hotel room, after a late night of drinks with friends and colleagues, that wasn't going to happen.
Though I managed to get out of bed by 6:20 a.m. I didn't rally to hit the gym until 7:15. I decided to postpone my swim T-pace test since the hotel pool is 20 yards and has no clock. (No, I still haven't programmed my Garmin, so the waterproof watch thing is off the table for now!)
Instead, I did spin intervals on the stationary bike for 45 minutes. Worked up a sweat, burned 300 calories, called it a day.
I feel pretty guilty. I could have found a way to manage the swim if I really wanted to. But, I'll make up the swim test this weekend so it's no big deal.
Instead, I've enjoyed an informative day of seminars about game design theory, social games design, production methodologies and even a discussion about how the brain works when it comes to states of awareness. Very cool stuff.
Tomorrow is my off day. The second this week. Though today felt like a third off-day. Heck, I'm not complaining. I've got nine months left of training. I'll take an easy week when I can get one.
278 days and counting.
PS: One really cool note. Last night at an industry party, a former co-worker found me and said he reads the blog. He added that it's inspired him to run again. It meant so much to me to hear that kind of feedback!