Saturday, July 30, 2011

No Clever Title

Good Morning Everyone,

So, I took some time off from bloggering for a while.  You see... I enjoy posting my thoughts on working out and trying to get back in shape. The concern I have is that occasionally when things go a little "sideways" on me... I have a tendency to get pretty negative. Just ask the Surgeon General.

Anyways... I try to spare the Dooley noted nation from my barbs of negativity as best I can.

All that being said, things have gotten a little murky here in Philly.  between July1st and July 8th I was working out like crazy for the triathlon.  I really was putting in some serious hours on the road and in the gym.  I worked out hard for a week straight so that I could take a few days off to go to the cape... on the 9th and 10th.

I hit the cape and had one of the best weekends I've ever had on the cape. It was a total blast.  It was so good, that I used 2 sick days on Mon. and Tues. so I could go see the Surgeon General and have a nice relaxing 4 day weekend. 

All was well until I showed up at work on Wednesday and received the word that my company is closing the Philadelphia service and I am laid off.  That is right folks.  Laid the "F" off.

So... I was pretty pissed about the whole thing.  My last day in the office was the 22nd, so I've only really been off for a week now, but I basically just shut down to process all this nonsense.

I hadn't worked out since before going to the cape.  Since I hadn't worked out, I didn't blog.  so.... that explains my absence.  But, I'm back now. 

My marathon training starts in a couple of days and I've been running to make sure I'm up for the first week of training. 

Hope everyone else is having a better couple weeks than I have.   Keep on Rocking in the free world.

1 comment:

  1. Ryan, I'm glad to see you back on the blog and on track with your training. Speaking from personal experience, the layoff thing sucks, but keeping a positive attitude and belief that it will all work out helps.

    Which marathon are you training for? I have 2 friends doing Chicago in October, they are running 17 miles today. I did 5 and Joe did 7 it was hot and humid at 6:30 a.m. I have requested a cool morning on the 14th with zero humidity...Mother Nature, are you listening?

    We're looking forward to seeing all of you (at least those that will be in MA) in a few weeks!