As I look at the calendar and my training plan, I am starting to get nervous. I have given myself twelve weeks to train for the Fat Pursuit - that should be plenty of time, right? Unfortunately, it is beginning to dawn on me that travel for work and for family is putting a big dent in my ability to be consistently on my bike. And that makes my training plan results show a boatload of red.
How do people work full time, travel for work, travel for family obligations, and have family visit and get quality training in at the same time? It's not a rhetorical question - if you know, please let me know because I need all the help I can get. My current strategy of playing Tetris with work, family visits, laundry, and all the other tasks is not particularly effective.
Now don't get me wrong. I love connecting with family. Brandon and I traveled to my niece's wedding in Nashville last weekend. It was great to reconnect, explore a new city and get our wedding dancing on! This weekend, Brandon's family has come to visit. As I write this blog, my nieces (who are 2 and 4 years old) are sitting on my lap and coloring. We are discussing critical things like favorite colors, how to draw the first letter of their first names, and recording a movie. This is serious fun, and I love every minute.
I do have to admit, though, that I am looking forward to having some time without travel and without family obligations so that I can turn my focus to riding my bike. I am looking at the upcoming long holiday weekends as mini training camps.