I achieved a major goal for myself yesterday, one that I'd set quite a while ago. Have one day where I accomplish absolutely nothing. Yesterday... check! Unless lying on the couch and reading a book counts. Ha ha. Welcome to the off season!
My off season started once the Bend race was over. I spent one week with just light training (I don't like to go full-stop), then last week with no training. This week I return to "training" but not really... just do what I want, when I want, for how long I want until the end of October. For the winter when I get back into more structured training, I'll add in a few months of weights, yoga, etc - stuff that I don't get around to when I'm doing more race-specific prep.
I'm actually itching to get out on my 'cross bike and rip around, which is the intended effect of a week completely off: to get me excited for what's coming up next. It also gives me some time to think about plans for next year, and catch up on stuff on my to-do list.
I also have an announcement that I'm super-psyched about: I'll be part of the 2014 Betty Designs team! Kristin makes the coolest, edgiest stuff and I couldn't be more stoked to be involved in promoting her brand. More details to come!
What does your off season look like?