I have been wandering aimlessly around for the last couple of months. Hanging out with my kids and hubs. Eating cookies. Drinking vino (sometimes drinking too much vino....). Finalizing my crew of athletes for next year. And thinking about my own 2012 and what I want to accomplish. I'm lucky in a way, as soon as I crossed the Kona finish line I knew I wanted to go back and give it another go. I just needed to figure out how to get there. But after a long racing season marked with yet another foot injury, a painful shingles episode, and somewhat OK results (due to that silly foot), I also wanted to go about this training business a bit differently.
After Kona, Chuckie and I parted ways and that left me with a couple of questions......do I find a new coach? Do I self coach? Do I throw in the towel (actually not an option)? It was clear to me from the get-go that I needed outside assistance. For the same reason that athletes hire me to coach them.....I need a firm direction/plan from someone other than me. I know how to help athletes achieve their goals. But it is incredibly difficult to apply that knowledge to me. I let myself off too easy. Sometimes I push myself too hard. Clearly, I know what to do. I just do it better when I am accountable to someone else. Plus, it's always fun, interesting and weird to learn and adjust to a new system. My triathlon life is just better when I have someone other than me directing my workouts.
So, I did a bit of research, soul-searching and found a coach. I'm not going into any detail (for now) except for how I came to believe......
All I wanted for Christmas was a schedule......and after the Christmas morning madness with the family, I went and opened up my email. And what did I discover? Sent late on Christmas Eve, after I had gone to bed, Santa (Coach) sent a schedule starting on 12/26. It was EVERYTHING I wanted for Christmas!!!
|Pretty much how I felt with a new schedule!!|
|The kids were hilarious with Just Dance for Kids!|
Ho Ho Ho......here I go!
Of course, it's not as easy as it sounds. There's learning a new workout language (part German, part abbreviations, part percentages). There's adjusting to being on a schedule again. There's the actual scheduling part.....kiddos at home and holidays and commitments and hubs. There's putting on my shorts that now fit a
Change is good. Change is Great!