So right now I'm working as a mobile marketing rep for Nike in conjunction with Sports Authority (Dedicated to the Dedicated). Essentially I drive a Toyota FJ Cruiser and air-stream trailer all over the east coast, and occasionally across the country, to train and educate TSA employees about Bowerman line Nike products. I also have to work road races and other "events." This doesn't sound so bad, except to do this I have to unpack a 400 pound treadmill from my trailer and set up several cameras and computers, not to mention trial shoe cubbies, to preform gait analysis. It takes my partner, Brian Deal, and I about an hour to set up and as long to set down. Now on extra special days I also have to set up a tent and a whole area display. The tent is 20x30 feet and, according to directions, is 4-6 people required for set up. Brian and I can set it up in about 45 minutes now. In total, the tent, area set up, and gait analysis set up takes Brian and I about 2 and a half hours, then about 2 hours to take down. So, to put it into perspective, brian and I are working between 8 and 15 hours a day, depending on number of "events," 5-7 days a week while being on our feet the entire time.
The point of my sob story is such; I don't have a lot of time to run, and when I do I am exhausted. So bear with me.
For the past few weeks I have been running when I could, about 30-45 minutes a day. No abs, no lifting, no stretching. Too much eating. Appropriate amounts of drinking. For the last few days, leading up to yesterday I haven't run at all. Still too much eating.
Yesterday: I worked from 5:30am to 8:30pm. I ate one meal in that time, a lamb gyro from a sandwich shop in Miami. I got back to my hotel and went for a run, 4 miles in 28:02. I used a treadmill, hence the exact time for my run. I am at least fairly proud of my ability to still do most of my "runs" at a decent pace, sub 7's or close. Thats nice. I just wish I could run more then 5-6 miles at a time. I guess thats the point of building up, right? After my run I did my first lifting/abs/stretching session since I graduated from Brown last spring. I am still not strong, nor ripped in the abdominables, nor flexible. So at least not everything has changed. I actually felt pretty good. My legs were crap, but that is to be expected.
More to come.