Normally my rest days fall on a workday and so I am busy despite not doing any workouts. But what is a type-A triathlete to do when a rest day falls on a national holiday and there really is the freedom to do nothing? Sitting still does not come easy.
Take the dogs to the beach.
Can we go now? How about now? Now? Leaning…
Probably the one stationary photo I have of all of them together
3 dogs going 3 different directions
Stanley doing his Swamp Thang impression
The only one who seemed to understand the word “stay” today
10 second clip of them all running around
Bathe sandy dirty wet dogs.
Sad Bath Face
Owner of patent on Sad Bath Face
Take a 2-hour nap after all that bathing.
Go to the nursery on the hunt for plants that can survive 3 male dogs.
Buy food. Food makes triathletes H-A-P-P-Y.
I realize I visit either Whole Foods or Safeway nearly every other day.
Dry and brush newly-clean dogs.
And if you are Stanley, use a game of fetch to sneak in some box practice.
Install the newly purchased plants.
Use non-triathlete spouse (with the injured back –oops!) to do the hole-digging.
While planting, use camera to capture the old man in his happy place (and happy because he can’t see the camera).
BBQ. Or watch your spouse BBQ. Same thing, right?
Go to bed early.
(because tomorrow is swim-bike brick/work/yoga/workworkwork)
See? A very relaxing rest day. :)