Friday, October 21, 2011

Slackin (on the blogging front)

I try to keep this blogging stuff in perspective.  When I got into it, it was a big deal.  I was the new kid on the block, and you could just tell who the “old school” was.  With the advent of social media, blogging has become more of a “chore” than a joy.  With that thought in mind, I have continued to maintain that this blog is all about me.  I want to record my thoughts, my history here.  If you get something useful out of it (and I’m glad you come around), then that is icing on the cake.

With that said, I haven’t felt like blogging much since my last post.  I ran my planned workouts up to Friday, and since it was an “easier” week, I opted to use my officiating activities as my running for the weekend.  Seemed like a good idea, but I think I either ran more than I should, or I ran harder than I should.  Four matches on Sunday (2 centers) really did a number on me and left me wondering if I had sabotaged my workouts for the rest of the week.

Tuesday, I went for my 5 mile run at lunch time.  It was a gorgeous day, a little warm, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to run under the clear blue sky.  That night, the cold front pushed in and brought rain, chills, and winds.  It was nasty enough to push my Wednesday run onto the treadmill.  I was supposed to do eight Yasso 800s and a total of 10 miles.  At about the second or third Yasso, I thought there was no way I was going to be able to finish this, but after each one, they got harder on my body, but easier on my mind.  I did all of them.  I did, however, cut the cool down to half a mile (for a total of 9 miles).  I thought I was going to do my long run on Friday, and I wanted to save something.

While I was resting up on Thursday, I decided not to do my long run on Friday after all.  Officiating is part of who I am, and I need to integrate that with who I am as an athlete.  I decided to do the six mile run I have planned for today as normal, and do my long run on Sunday.  I have four matches to officiate Saturday, and two Sunday night.  It’s up to me to do something Sunday that is equivalent to 22 miles, and not jeopardize my Sunday night matches.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

Have a great weekend, y’all!

Wes

10 comments:

Kim said...

i have been MORE than slacking wes - with blogging and workouts. so unmotivated! have a great weekend with reffing and running.

Molly said...

At least you are getting lots of running in with the reffing!

MAJ said...

Slacking or not, always enjoy hearing your perspective and what's new in the World of Wes.

LBTEPA said...

ah, scheduling - the other discipline of the endurance athlete!

Calyx Meredith said...

I think it's great to learn how to balance who you are in general with who you are as an athlete. I struggle with that - so feel free to drop in some more pointers as you figure it out. Have a fun weekend!

Tea said...

You do You, Wes. That's all that matters.

Michelle said...

I'm a slacker with blogging lately, too. Always happy to see your posts, though, even if they're not as frequent. Hope the weekend of reffing and running goes well!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I am not putting too much on my absent blogging...that is part of the off season..right??

There is only so much time in the day for beer, margarita's, wine...

Carolina John said...

I want to figure out how to get my blog history (at least the posts and pictures) into a word document or printed out. Really I know it's going to end sometime, and I want the kids to be able to read it when they are adults to see how I felt and thought and treated them during this time in their lives. They might not remember much since they are so young but having my record of things like Ella's first camping trip could end up being very special to them. Thats my hope at least.

take it for what it is brother. Blog when and how you want to.

Leana said...

I totally understand what you mean. I want to write...but by the time I get a free moment it is generally late in the evening and my brain doesn't feel like writing very much. That being said, no matter how much or how little you post I always read your blog (even if I don't always comment)!

You have to do what is important to you, and reffing is important. Can you run long midweek so it doesn't impact your officiating on the weekends?