Review, Week 16, 2011
It is easter week, and I’ve deliberately and completely ignored it, except for the fact that I’m using the time for relaxation/training, which is almost the same anyway.
The first half of the week was just swimming. I would’ve liked a run tuesday but was busy and distracted with other things that needed my attention, so took a zero that day instead. Not too bad, from thursday and on it’s been bike camp time for me. I’ve been on my bike every day now, 8 hours in 4 days. And I still have 3 days to go. I expect a solid boost when I recover from this.
I’ve been riding my ISM Adamo Road saddle for the last 2 weeks, and I can’t get used to it. I really wanted it to work—I love the principle behind it—but it just doesn’t work for me. I’ve mounted my 15 years old Selle Italia Flite ti saddle I found with some old bike parts instead, because the F’zi:k Arione I used to ride didn’t work with my aerobar either. I look forward to the ride tomorrow, because the last hour of todays 3-hour ride was no fun. It can only get better.
Four bike rides, 3 swims and 1 run. I did 11200 m swimming, and it felt easy, 213 km cycling and just under 8 km running. The running is suffering. Must pick that up a little next week.
Total: 13 hours and 17 minutes.
I’ve looked forward to this week and next weeks vacation. I’ve done very little, except training, relaxing and geeking out with Portal 2, which is an awesome game. And writing a quality blog post. Good writing takes a lot of time, but it’s tremendously satisfying, I just don’t have the energy most days to do it.
And that’s exactly the point, taking my time to do the things I most often don’t get done, or don’t get done well enough.
Half the department has been on vacation, so the usual effect of that is that it’s mostly 3rd level support. And a kind of summer vibe too, everybody is taking it easy and spending more time hanging out. Which I think is great, because I know if there were important work to do it’d be done instead.
But these half weeks with holidays in them often get a more social dimension at work, and it’s a good thing. Enjoyable.