January 31, 2006
out the window backwards
not much to report - I did work long enough Saturday night to trashify my run Sunday, and I took Monday off from work and found myself quite recovered runningwise. This morning I had a cutdown workout meant for the track but run on the road: mile/1200/1000/800/400, with 3min rest between each item. I was scared of the mile but accidentally ran it 13s faster than the goal, which set me up to be a little too tired to get the other goals. I was under for the 1000 but 2 - 9s over for the other items, oh well. I was all set to quit my job when I got into work, and I went in to talk to my boss and I don't know what happened but I didn't manage to quit. We have another meeting set for tomorrow morning and maybe I will actually succeed in quitting. Meanwhile the forecast for tomorrow dawn is 40s and 13 miles, and I honestly can't wait for that part of tomorrow.
Posted by joe positive at January 31, 2006 7:42 PM
I work in IT too, although on the software analyst side. I've gotten to the point you're at-- just burned out with no end in sight to the upcoming project, requests, daily work. Sometimes you just have to jump ship. Try going through an IT headhunter... I got my last job that way and they seem to have some jobs that aren't posted publicly. Or you could always just quit and be a consultant for a couple of months before you find something else. Hang in there! There's a better job out there...
Posted by: christine at January 31, 2006 8:31 PM
Why don't the IT people at MY company work anywhere near as hard as the two of you do?!
You're a smart person, I hope you find something better soon.
Posted by: Anonymous at January 31, 2006 9:44 PM
Good luck with the boss. Nice workout, at least you have a vent for your stress.
Posted by: Dawn (aka Pink Lady) at February 1, 2006 7:59 PM
Get rid of the cursed shoes - they're making you run the wrong pace in workouts, they're raining misery on your professional life!
Posted by: pendejo at February 2, 2006 7:39 AM