Break’s over, back to work.

I seem to be ramping up gradually; I was completely useless at work on Tuesday, got some stuff done Wednesday, accomplished a fair bit yesterday. Today – well, I’m writing this. (Fridays and Mondays tend to be my slower days.)

Having completed my 14th/16th Holiday Challenge (depending how you count) with 250,000 erg meters, it’s also time to get back to strength training. I can feel I’m weaker than I was a few years back – can’t even do the smallest beginning of a pull-up currently – so yesterday I went to the gym at work. I’m currently feeling a bit stiff around the hip joints; I worked out late in the day and DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) tends to hit about 24 hours later, so we will see how bad it gets. Not too bad, hopefully; my first time back to lifting always tends to leave me sore, so I went easy on myself. I still need to erg a fair bit, because I’m shooting for 15 hours erg time in January (a new Concept 2 challenge).

Plans for the weekend: a fancy dinner downtown, just because we haven’t done that for a while; going to one of the local wineries we belong to, to pick up our club allotment; the inevitable grocery shopping and erging, and casting on a sweater – either Rock the Lobster, for which Ted just gave me the yarn, or Wanderling, which I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I think I’d wear Wanderling a lot more but since Ted picked out the Rock the Lobster kit from Kitterly, I don’t want him to think I didn’t appreciate it! (It has a steek, though. Eeek!)