Just What I Needed

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!


  1. good for you putting less pressure on yourself. you have enough on your plate right now and the training should be enjoyable and a stress release not add to it. Besides, how awesome is the half aqua bike going to be!!!!

  2. Dude, you should have multiple days in general where you do nothing.

    1. True. Sometimes I forget when things get crazy at work that I need to back off in other areas. Still working on that balance!