I feel that 7 days in I am doing quite well. However some of my colleagues might disagree.
Today, for the first time during the last 7 days I hit a wall. Now this was all down to my own poor planning and lack of organisataion.
I had a real test. We had a major client in today. Client lunches used to be one of my favourite things. Oudles of sandwiches and savoury pastries. None of which I can now eat due to the wheat content. To top this I forgot to eat any breakfast…..this is not an entirely fare description, as I never forget about meals, I had forgotten to plan a none wheat breakfast or inform catering that I am not eating any wheat.
My day consisted of the following – ride to work, strategy meeting with business partner, dream about food, eat an apple, panic that presentation for client was not ready, complete presentation, dream about food, eat an apple, client arrives, 1200 client lunch arrives, sit drooling while everyone tucks in, finish client meeting, snap at colleagues, cycle to dentist……hang on rewind. Snap at colleagues? Yes that is right my poor colleagues took the brunt of my poor organisation and had their heads verbally ripped off for nothing.
What can I take away from this apart from – poor organisation leads to poor staff retention? Well I have managed to stick to not eating wheat, even when the client thought that my stomach rumbling was a thunder storm and I have managed to keep going on the cycling even when energy is low. I am still on track for my 600KM T-shirt from Strava…121KM in on day 7.
Must get some bananas and dark chocolate as emergency food!!
Now for a little bit of bike porn I found on WordPress check out this Brabus bike.