I was still feeling super burned out and tired with everything that's been going on lately. I said to Jason this morning that I need a day off where I don't have to do anything at all. I said this to him while I was standing next to my bike, holding a water bottle and fully dressed in bike clothes, but I couldn't get motivated to actually swing my leg over the saddle and get going. So it was decided that I got to do nothing today.
It was just what I needed. I had a nap with the puppy, wandered through the farmer's market, went with Jason to look at a cool garden shed (do it yourself log kit - sounds super fun) and an RV we wanted to check out. Then we made a pizza dinner and hung out on the couch. Super relaxing day with no agenda.
I also changed my race plans a bit. It's obvious from last weekend that I need to do another short race or two to work out the kinks. There are a few sprint races in the area in late June, so it's a matter of choosing one or two.
The other is a big change... instead of the full Vineman Aquabike (Ironman distance swim/bike of 4 km swim, 180 km bike), I switched my entry to the half Vineman Aquabike (2 km 90 km). It feels like a bit of a relief as I was feeling a lot of pressure to get out for long rides when I need to be working with my puppy on training. I also feel like I can get away with 10-12 km a week swimming now, but I didn't think that was enough for the full distance. So while I was really looking forward to the challenge of the full, I think the half will be a lot of fun, and more reasonable for the time I have to commit this year with everything else that's going on.
So hopefully day was exactly what I needed to get back on track - I have a big training week planned for next week!