This week I took off extra rest days and only did a hill workout on Tuesday and some Mile repeats today. And instead of killing myself on the mile repeats, I focused on maintaining a decent breathing rhythm. They were the 3 of the 4 fastest miles I've run all year. I'm going to get a couple hours of yoga in this afternoon and then get packing for the 'vacation' this weekend.
A result of the busier schedule at work was a change in my flight plans. I was originally flying out of Milwaukee at 1:50 pm, but a very busy afternoon at work tomorrow forced my wife (office manager with her fingers tightly wrapped around the office schedule and bottom line :) to change my flight to later tomorrow night. This was an expensive change in plans but will probably end up being a net win for me, so I'll take it.
In other news...I can't help but bring this up. How do those people continuing to intellectually carry water for this guy explain this? Less than a year ago he was railing against Wall Street bonuses. W. T. H. is going on? Perhaps here's the best explanation I've found:
It's time for the verdict. Obama ran a great campaign, but he is no leader, and he's an abominable politician. During the primary, he was fortunate in Hillary Clinton's bloated walrus of campaign and in the general election, fortunate in the fact that John McCain is, well, insane. But Obama made good moves throughout. Now that he's in charge, he's proving himself incapable of the political equivalent of simultaneous walking and spitting. You have to wonder who was responsible for his nimble campaign moves.
I have this strange feeling I'm in a huge minority when it comes to runners and political views...but that felt good :)