Thursday, December 22, 2011


Hey there!!  I'm baaa-ck!!  What have I been up to these last few days weeks?  A bit of this and a bit of that.  And a lot of spinning my wheels - but not on the bike.  There are plenty of Christmas goodies around the house and we are having lots of pre-holiday fun.  And there are all sorts of things that I want to get done like redesigning my blog.  But then I sit there looking at all the templates and an hour goes by and I am no further along the process than when I started.  Well, maybe a little further along but not by much.  So, maybe this week I'll get it done.  Or really commit to the process.  Whatever.

Today I officially announce myself back "in-season".  Ok, officially it will be December 26.  But I am officially back to somewhat regular blatherings on this blog.  I am also going to declare that I achieved the Best.Offseason.Ever.  If there is an award, it's mine.  I am detrained, out of shape, and just a little bit overweight (a Christmas cookie intervention is also in the works).  In fact, because I have taken this off-season so seriously I am getting over yet another cold. Clearly a sign I am NOT taking the usual care with myself.  I have been excelling at shopping (with PIC - who knew?), cooking, drinking, eating, and lots of other stuff that has nothing to do with training.

Off-season is over!!!  Yippee!!!  Yes, there is a big race on the horizon and I am super excited to batten down the hatches and do everything I can to meet my goals.  Maybe I'll even update my race schedule when (if) I redesign my blog.

It's all good though.  This is the first time in I'm not sure how long I have taken significant time "off".  I don't think I have ever taken this much time to recharge and refresh.  But I did it.  It's just time to get back to swimbikerun.  And ski.  Workouts have been at an all-time minimum.  But my swim is fine albeit slooooooooow.  Bike is a bit weak - I finally got on the trainer and discovered that my saddle sit bones are a bit, say...out of shape?  Anywho, I still LOVE my ISM saddle, it's just that I have to get back on said saddle.  And then my run.  This is a surprise to me so far -  its pretty good! (more on this in the next post - it deserves it's own post!!)

So yes, off-season is over.  Cookie intervention about to begin.  Time to get rid of my winter insulation (even if it is still winter).

Happy Holidays!!


Nicole said...

Glad you enjoyed all the time off! Got to do it every so often. Look forward to following your 2012 season! And if you need someone to take those cookies off your hands, well...I might know someone.

PipTook said...

Yay! You're back! My blog is even MORE out-of-date so don't sweat it. Congrats on taking a REAL off-season break - this is actually the first time I get no such luxury. (Swim and bike are at a minimum but running hard towards a half-marathon PR in February.)

Speaking of spinning, boy do I feel you. Ignored the trainer for over a month (with the coach's blessing) and OW did my usually lovely Terry FalconX feel...not so good.

Welcome back and happy holidays! Good luck with redesigning your blog - considering doing the same myself for the New Year and New Season.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Merry Christmas