7/15/08

Rut Roh



I thought that by giving myself some nice summer time off from any racing commitments I would feel relaxed and happy but instead I find myself very paranoid and worried. The way I felt in this photo while being taught how to drive the dinghy by captain Dan in BVI.

I'm worried I am changing into a non-competitive, couch potato like person. Someone that I never saw myself being. The kind of person who doesn't get excited about improving upon their PRs or getting in the best shape they possibly can.

It's hard not having a plan. I'm not used to this. I've had some plan or another for the past 10 years in a row. I may have taken a week at the most off but not two months. This is killing me.

At the same time I'm not even sure of what I want to plan for when I finally do allow myself to plan for another event. I'm hoping something will spark my interest and get me all excited and motivated. I keep thinking how fun it would be to train for a TRI but the winter is on the way and what good will that do? I think about training for a winter marathon as well. That's a possibility. Whatever it is I plan must meet the following short list:

  • Fun
  • Healthy for the body
  • Heart must be into it 100%
  • Challenging

2 comments:

Zac said...

Ever consider cross country? Maybe something like this?

http://www.usatf.org/events/2008/USAMasters5kmXCChampionships/

Deena Kastor calls XC the "essence of distance running in in its most natural form." It's certainly challenging!

IronMatron said...

I say do the Dover Tri! I might do it too! Should be fun. And it's short! No need to stress too much about it...
:)

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