This weekend was definitely a productive one for me. I took an unplanned 4 day weekend – Friday was a federal holiday (Veterans Day Observed) and because I work a flex schedule, I discovered on Wednesday that I had enough hours in for the pay period if I took sick leave for my two PT appointments. I have sick leave coming out my ears, so I went for it and took a four day weekend.
Of course, my whole plan for Thursday was to go to the DMV to get my license renewed. It doesn’t expire til January, but with the Real ID Act, getting a new license is a process, so I wanted to get it out of the way. Thankfully, Maryland lets you make appointments, which actually helped a lot. I was in and out in about 40 minutes.
Unfortunately, I seem to have left there with some cold germs that started to rear their ugly heads on Saturday. I manage to make it through the entire season without getting sick and then I manage to get two colds in the span of a month. This is definitely unfair. Long weekend and I spend it sick, just in time to go back to work?
Oh well, at least maybe I’m getting this cold out of the way before the holidays. Or something.
So after getting the Christmas tree up and getting some projects done around the house, the rest of the weekend was pretty lazy. Rather than go for my planned 12 mile run, I decided to do a 2 hour trainer ride, figuring that it would be easier on my body than running. I think it was, but it was still freaking hard.
I think over the winter, I’m going to experiment with Zwift to see if that can make trainer rides any more entertaining. I don’t mind long trainer rides, but I need to make sure I’m actually pushing myself throughout the workout. I know a lot of people out there use it and love it, so it might be time to give it a try.