Wow. You'd think I haven't posted because I've got nothing to talk about but in fact I've been busier than ever. So busy that I keep cringing at how much blogging there is to catch up on.
It's the off-season. I'm not training. I'm exercising, here and there, but not training. It's been 7.5 weeks since IMC and I still have 2 weeks to go until I'm back on plan. The ELF wrote a wonderful blog post about this time of year and how important it is to take that break from training and it sums up beautifully the philosophy I believe in!
So what have I been doing? Embracing the "if I feel like it" mentality. I might go to bed thinking I'm going to swim in the morning, but if I wake up and I don't feel like it, I don't go. No guilt, no worries, it's the off-season. There will be plenty of other days I haul my ass out of bed in the dark and cold to go because I have to. This is my reward for that. I go trail running if I feel like it, I go for a ride with the guys if I feel like it, I take a bunch of rest days if that's what works this week.
But I haven't been sitting around doing nothing. I've been working way too much, I've been doing a lot with the dogs (more on that later), I've been studying (I'm taking a couple of classes from the local community college) and I've been busy doing an unimaginable amount of paperwork for some big ideas I have on the back burner (more on that in a few months).
So anyway, that's my excuse for being such a poor blogger. I will do my best to get the next post out sooner, as I need to update on my week spent at the Bearded Collie Club of America National Specialty! *lots of hair*
How are YOU enjoying the off-season?