This week my focus has been to take some time out of every day, rather than sit in my office working right through my lengthy crazy shifts. Here’s how I got on.
I have taken to sitting on the front step to drink my cuppa and chill, the view here is still not too bad. the back garden is like a building site and will be for a while yet: credit to mark who’s getting a major workout straightening it all out!
Monday’s time out was pool time: I took the gap in my appointments as an opportunity for some training time: knocking out 100 lengths during the quiet time just before lunch. Pretty much a lane to myself. I was pleased to see I could still knock it out, everything has been short lately, squashed in between other things in my busy schedule.
Since I entered the Big Ruby (hopefully it will go ahead this time) and have had the wetsuit repaired (I managed to rip the ankle – oops!) I thought I had better do a little more distance training in the pool. All’s well so far, not a lot lost for the shorter swim training. I do find swimming really relaxing actually. I set off intending to just do 64 lengths, but decided to just keep going. 🙂
The lane is closed in this picture because I also do swim coaching: I grabbed another opportunity for a quick 1000m on Wednesday morning too after the coached session!
Queens Park is really close, I love sitting chillaxing there too: It never gets boring, because it is such a beautiful park.
I was here working too, as the weather improves my running clients and I can now get outside too. Beautiful early morning office, isn’t it?
Thursday, however, didn’t go quite to plan.
When I finished my early morning spin class, I thought I had heart burn, so went to the supermarket for gaviscon. 4 tablets later I still didn’t feel better. I called the medical centre for advice. They asked me to rush straight in for an emergency appointment and to cut a long story short, the doctor was worried about my chest pains being worsened by exercise and called me an ambulance to send me to hospital!
3 ecg’s, a chest X ray and some blood tests later (much later, actually) I had had to cancel all my days appointments. My clients were really accommodating actually, but the swim school were left rather concerned by the nurses call saying I wouldn’t be in. I never cancel anything at short notice!
Anyway, all was clear and I have been told not to exercise till Tuesday and see if I still get pains. so far so good.
The weekend was spent relaxing because my day off became a catch up working Friday. We went to the Beautiful Riverton Rocks and had a coffee and cheeky desert at Mrs Clark’s cafe. Man, their gingerbread is yummy!!
Mark wrapped up his weekend with a winning streak. At the workingmen’s club on Saturday night he managed to win some slow cooked steak in the meat raffles and $200 in another prize draw!
Nope, we didn’t win the lottery that day too, shame!
So, all in all, apart from a Thursday glitch, the chill time is improving!