My daughter is a trampolinist, and her gym (Scarborough Gym Elites Gymnastics Club) hosts one of the provincial qualifier meets every year, the 3rd weekend in February. For the last 3 years, I have been on the board of directors of the club, and to say I'm actively involved in this meet is an understatement. This year, I worked over 40 hours over 4 days before, during, and after the competition. The weeks leading up were a flurry of organizational meetings, pick-up and drop-off of supplies and equipment, and managing registrations for over 340 athletes. Needless to say, if I wasn't at work, I was doing something for the meet! Most of my runs during the week simply did not happen. Also, work was busy, so getting away during lunch to run on the treadmill also was a challenge.
|2nd Ontario Cup Trampoline and Tumbling|
at Pope John Paul II CSS
Despite the training inconsistencies, the times when I have made it out to run I've felt pretty good. Hopefully, in the coming weeks, we'll get a break from the snow and bitter cold, some of the ice along the roads will melt, and I'll be able to get more of these runs in.
|Old Finch bailey bridge, seen on my 23km run.|
I am a bit bummed that I've missed both hill repeat runs. Two weeks ago it was 4 hills, and this past week it was 5. I need to get the tempo, hill, and long runs in every week, otherwise this marathon I'm running in May will SUUUCK!
Other things that happened in the past 5 weeks:
- It was my birthday, and it was good.
- My daughter came 6th out of 20 in her trampoline event
- My son's soccer team (which I coach) made it to the championship game, which is this Sunday morning.
- I got a new gadget; a Samsung Chromebook.
Questions for you:
- How is your training going? What are you training for?
- Are you as time-challenged as I seem to be?
- What's your latest gadget?