What I dubbed my "Hell week" is finally over. I intended to run after work yesterday, but ended up working from 6 am until almost 10:30 pm, so it was well after 11 when I got home. In the past 8 days, I worked 96 hours with no days off. If you account for my 2 hours commuting each day, it averages out to 112 hours (14 hours per day) away from my family due to work. I know in some professions it is common to work 80-100 hours per week, and all I can say is I would quit if that were me. This week almost killed me- I went days without seeing my kids, and all I did was work and sleep. Fortunately, I am taking tomorrow off work so should be able to do a double to make up some of the miles I missed. It is definitely easier to run 100 mile weeks and work my normal hours than it is to work as much as I did this week- I have no idea how MichelleL runs so much during her busy tax season. I travel to Florida next week for business, so getting my runs in will not be easy. I have just been so busy this month that getting in a good running routine has been difficult.