• 1h 00m
  • 3300.00 yards
  • -----

300, swim, 200 pull, 100 kick
4 X 100 @ 1:30
3 X 200
2 X 300 (kick, pull)
100 back
200 CD

  • 47m
  • 5.00 miles
  • 09m 24s /Mi

Morning coast run following the swim.

  • 1h 45m
  • 26.80 miles
  • 15.31 Mi/hr


  • 20m
Mike is having minor surgery tomorrow - very minor, but he will need to be under general anesthesia. His parents are in town and are staying at the hotel just around the corner since we do not have a guest room. They can drive him to the outpatient clinic tomorrow and then home. Since I just started my new job, I will be working. I am happy they are here since he really wanted them here and if something did happen, they are next of kin. I am just a "girlfriend." I have no decision making power and will not be given any information due to HIPAA. His parents can take care of everything. Of course, with me starting this new job, having them here adds stress. I need to be social and cook. Also, they are at our place all day. We have no space and my work area is in the main room, so it is very distracting having people around while I am trying to get through training. It would have been less stressful for me to just deal with taking him or having his friend take him. The surgery is on his vocal cords, so he will not be permitted to talk for 2 weeks after the surgery. He will be off work for 2 weeks. His parents are here until Wednesday. It is just not good timing. I am overwhelmed with the new job and it is difficult to work when they are hanging out where I am working. UGH!!!!!! I am hoping planning to do some work this weekend. I might just go to the library. I think my relationship situation just makes everything uncomfortable.

  • 55m
  • 3100.00 yards
  • -----

3 X 50 @:50
3 X 100 @ 1:30
3 X 150 @ 2:15
300 kick
300 pull
3 X 150 @ 2:15
3 X 100 @ 1:30
3 X 50 @ :50
200 CD

  • 1h 00m
  • 6.45 miles
  • 09m 18s /Mi

afternoon coast run

Lots of training for work. Feeling overwhelmed, but I am sure it will get better. There is a 3 week onboarding process. I am still excited about this job. Eager to get through the training, settle in, and get to actual work.
I have to admit - loving the commute! :-)

Working a lot and fitting in workouts. No time for anything else.

  • 2h 00m
  • 30.90 miles
  • 15.45 Mi/hr


  • 1h 16m
  • 8.18 miles
  • 09m 17s /Mi

Afternoon coast run.

  • 30m
First day at new job with PRA Health Sciences. So busy! Still waiting for the laptop to arrive, which they now say will be here tomorrow. I did setup the other equipment such as the monitor, printer, etc. I was able to attend the WebEx meetings and start the trainings using my personal computer. Will be better and I will be more setup and settled once I have the work laptop.

Starting a new job is always so stressful! So much to learn and everything seems overwhelming. I know this is normal and things will get better. It just takes time. I am trying to keep my anxiety levels low.

I had too much anxiety to workout this morning and feel too exhausted this evening.

amymengel's Training Log

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  • Pacific Crest Trail (Run)
    5/14/2016 Cleveland National Forest, California
  • Tiki Swim - 2.4 Mile (Swim)
    9/25/2016 Oceanside, California
  • Ironman Los Cabos (Triathlon)
    10/30/2016 Los Cabos,
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