Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday, Friday, Happy Friday

Greetings, all!

Today is a wonderful day!

Before I get to that, I'll say that I did do 4 miles last night. 2 on the treadmill, 2 on the track. My endurance is coming back slowly after giving blood a couple of weeks ago, but I felt really pretty decent during the run. I thought about going further, but decided against it. I'm going to stick to my plan, more or less. The plan for tonight is 3 miles, followed by 6 on Saturday.

As far as today goes....

Today is my last day of the year. Oh yea! You read that right. A mini-sabbatical. I come back to work on the 5th of January. So, that's a month away. I'm just stoked!

While away, I will do my best to follow your blogs and post some of my own entries, but... I may be bad at it. I do like to 'unplug' while on vacay, or on the weekend, so no promises.

No real plans, either. Just kind of hang out and unwind. I'm going to try to exercise Mon-Wed, Friday, and Saturday, and get into a routine of 5x a week. Assuming my legs are up for it, I'm up for it.

I'm also using the time to tone down my alcoholism habits. The time away from work seems like a good time to start. I haven't bought any beer for inside the house in a couple of weeks, and I've been finishing off open bottles of wine/margarita mix/etc in the fridge to remove temptation (and to make space, of course). I'm not going to give up beer or anything crazy like that, I'm just only going to have it while out, or at a friend's place, or whatever like that. That's my goal. It will cut me back, and it will be a healthier lifestyle anyway.

I should weigh myself and see if anything changes, too.

But yeah, not much planned. Some small small projects around the house. Maybe work on digitizing my music library some more. Going to drop my bike off for a tune up. Change the oil in the car. Nothing major. I'm supposed to do some painting, too, but I don't know if that will be occurring.

So.. I'll be checking in periodically, or at least try. If I don't talk to you, have a happy holiday(s) of your choosing, and keep on rockin!


Chad in the AZ Desert said...

A month off? Wow! I'm not sure I could even handle that - I've never tried. Have fun with it and keep on running.

Cindy said...

enjoy your time off! i would love to take a sabbatical--but i might not want to come back :) have fun, keep up the good work with your running, keep in touch!

tfh said...

Hooray for the mini-sabbatical. Sounds great. I find it's great to unplug on vacation-- enjoy your time off!

Shannon said...

It's good to decompress, enjoy your time off.

Andrew said...

How do you swing that?

I used to feel guilty working for a school district and getting the two weeks off around Christmas and New Years but not anymore.

raulgonemobile said...

Yeah, I got the time off by not taking any during the year. We can't roll over our vacation to the next year, so I'm just using it up.

In retrospect, I'd rather have gone somewhere during the summer.