As much as I wish I had the ability to help make these problems better for them, I don't, and I am not serving anyone by getting caught up in the frenzy of it all. I need to be calm and centered to get all the work I have to do finished before I leave for D.C. next Monday. I started today with a 30-minute "Miracle Morning" practice (I can't recommend the book after reading the first 2 chapters, but there is free stuff on it all over the place). My husband gets up stupid early (like 4 a.m. lately) so I can't get up before him, so I did the practice once he left for work. It was a nice way to start the day, and it answers the question I have been having of how to really use the Passion Planner the way it is meant to be used.
My training is going well. I'm finally getting to the point where I can really push it. I rode with the fast people on a ride on Friday and kept up with them for 12 miles going up to 22 mph. Then I fell too far behind to draft and had to return on my own, but I still averaged more than 17 mph. When I rode with my husband at a more comfortable pace the next day, I felt great even though my legs were tired. I didn't get as much training in as planned, but since we had Big Happenings going on at work, it was more realistic to just do what I could.
The week by the numbers:
Weight change from last week: Down 4.2 pounds (I think part of it was water retention)
Days tracked last week: All 7
Average hours of sleep: Changed tracking methods
Average steps: 10,305
Hours of training: 5h 48m (was supposed to be a 10h 30m week)
Calm and centered. Time to start my day. I need to get caught up with everything so I can turn my grades in early, since I fly out next Monday. I'm actually flying to Baltimore, and planning to take the train in.