I finally returned to work today. I wasn’t at 100%, but I couldn’t justify staying home another day so I sucked it up and went to work. I’m sure my coworkers were questioning my dedication after I had a coughing fit at the morning status meeting. I didn’t have quite as much work piled up on my desk when I came in today as I was expecting, but I had enough to keep me busy all day long with plenty left to tackle on Monday.
After work, I decided to try to get in a quick workout. I was still coughing a bit and was tired from actually working all day, but I knew that I needed to log some miles. The temperature has been dropping for a couple of days here in Memphis, so I decided to head to the gym. Today was the first day of March, in Memphis, and our high was thirty-eight degrees. Plus, if I wasn’t feeling well, I could stop my workout much easier than running up and down the road. Fridays at the gym are usually great since it is most people’s skip day from the gym, and you have free reign over the entire place. Today that was taken to another level since the desk worker didn’t have any towels ready when I got there. I guess it was his skip day as well. I did an easy 2% grade on the treadmill, hoping to run four and a half miles followed up with some TRX or a Warrior Dash circuit. But, during my run, I started to get dizzy and thought it was prudent to cut the workout short. I ended up running 3.51 miles at a 9:30 pace, so I wasn’t terrible today. Hopefully, I’ll feel a little better tomorrow so I can get in a quick non-running workout and be in good shape to tackle a ten miler on Sunday. I haven’t had a long run in two weeks, and with the Germantown Half Marathon coming up in just over two weeks, I really would love to return to my schedule to help stay prepared for race day.
Currently, the Grizzlies are in a very entertaining game with the Miami Heat, with the Grizz trailing by only one after the third quarter. And as a Memphian, I must say, I am sick and tired of Mario Chalmers hitting threes against our teams. I’m cutting this post short to be able to catch the entire fourth quarter unabated.