Quick question before blogging.. What happened to spell check on this new Blogger editer???
It may take me a while sometimes but eventually I DO get it. I finally GOT it this week. I finally GOT that I really DO need more time off now that I'm an old fart.
I stupidly THOUGHT that I would cruise through my recovery after Pumpkinman so I planned 3 extra races to round off the season. That, come to find out, was a mistake. I will finish my Tufts 10k on Monday and that will be it for a while.
Only two weeks after feeling ggggggggggggggreat, I feel RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROTTEN.
Thankfully it only took me THREE DAYS of agonizing over missed workouts to realize that it's time for a LOOOOONG break from training. It's time to put away the schedule and just enjoy all that life has to offer. No pressure. Run, swim and bike as I feel.
You know the story.. Fighting off negativce thoughts, skipping workouts, tired, sad.. All the signs were there this week. Of course I fought it and didn't want to listen to my body. There's no way to avoid that phase for me. I never give in easily. I just don't learn quickly.
But alas.. I have finally figured it out. All of my moodiness caught up to me and BAM... I'm done. I GET it. This has happened to me before. So I KNOW it is temporary. This time, though, I am taking it seriously and stopping all racing for a good two months. I'll stay in shape but no racing.
My coach is totally on board with me and I believe this is necessary. After all I AM in my 40's .. yaaaahooo.. :))... Isn't life GRAND!