Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Off Season

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?


beardies3 said...

:-) Good luck on your project.

beardies3 said...

:-) Good luck on your project.

Jennifer Harrison said...

I LOVE THE OFF SEASON!!!! ENJOY! I think I will get some structure 11/1 too.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the off season!! I had about 1.5 years of 'off season' so it's back to work for me. :) I believe rest is imperative and loved ELF's blog post. ENJOY your last 2 weeks!