Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Apologies to anyone who reads this stuff

The title just about covers it at the moment. To cut a long story short, I havent been working for the last couple of months...now that is a long story and I am in a bit of a...dispute with work and will leave it at that until it looks like getting resolved. I have been on full pay blah blah but basically caught in a pile of red tape and loopholes at the moment.

This has meant that I guess I am a full time athlete and blogger to a degree and studying too....it has been good but stressful and after a meeting with work yesterday, I am quite stressed, I got dropped on this mornings 90km ride...it was the A list (tongue in cheek...but basically the riders who are stronger do this ride...and I tag along and try to stay on the bunch)......I got dropped 2km from the banana hill (where we stop to eat our bananas about 50km into the ride), and at the end I struggled when the pace went up to 50kph........

I havent commented on many blogs this week as I have been feeling a bit flat and with National Masters Titles only a couple of weeks away I am happy with my training, but wish that my work situation was a bit more resolved.

Great to read everyones stories, actually I have read bits from time to time, just been a bit quiet on the comments and getting up on my soapbox and delivering my opinion (wanted or not)....Just thought I would share another non cycling post today. Tommorrow we head to our local track to practice pursuit starts which will be fun as I have not been on a track bike for about 10 months......so tommorrow will be concentrate and remember that you CANT STOP PEDALLING!!!!. Track Bikes will buck if you try to stop pedalling.....

Got lots of good things coming up, Road Titles, Track (pursuit for me) titles and just some fun rides...My training has been going great, I have done heaps of cadence training and it seems to be helping my general fitness......I have missed being up with the blogging community and this week should be better and I will be checking in until Friday when we go away to Nationals .

Just reread this and I sound a bit sad, I think everything will be fine....just practising my jumping through hoops....Might take the Boofhead mutt for a walk now which always brings me back to the simpler things in life and puts a big smile on my face...

8 comments:

GPLama said...

Good luck in Canberra. We'll be up there a few days early to scope out that nasty looking TT course. I'll keep an eye out for you and say hi! :)

Ant said...

Good luck at the negotiating table - awfully frustrating when it's clearly obvious what is needed is a swift kick in the pants, slap on the fingers and a large serving of common sense.

Keep your chin up and keep pedalling!

Donna said...

Hope the situation at work smooths out soon. I know I hate having to give focus to things that need more than I think they should deserve. Good luck with your upcoming challenges -- and for goodness sake, don't stop pedaling! I've never known a bike to "buck". LOL Only thing that bucks here in Texas are the bulls! :)

331 Miles said...

Good luck with your job situation, but better luck with your cycling efforts!

Red Bike said...

I find cycling is very good at de-stressing me!

I'm sure your work will resolve itself shortly.

Buttsy said...

Shane we will see you in Canberra - it will be fun, I just got my new gear today I am now registered to wear Ambulance Vic gear (not really a sponsotr as I get no cash but since the gear was so good, I bought some and as they are my employer I regsitered it with CSV) cant wait.
Ant - thanks for that and common sense is the big thing missing at the moment. I am getting good at drafting letters and writing emails
Donna, 331 and Redbike, - Thanks to the three of you for your support and wishes, it made me get teary reading that there are people supporting you....thanks....

Seriously the amount of support I have recieved from different people in my blog since I started it has never ceased to amaze me. There are so many really nice people out there and this has been a fanatstic way to reach out to them...my boyfriend calls it cyber world, but he reads all of the comments and thinks they are great!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

sorry to read of the stresses and difficulties, but i have my fingers crossed and toes crossed that all works out. take care, and good luck with the upcoming events!

Mike J said...

Glad to see you back. Good luck with work and cycling. YOU can do it.

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