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).