Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Just Breath

What a busy weekend. So busy it flowed right into Monday, the busy part not the weekend.

Friday

  • Work
  • Funeral Service
  • Lactate threshold testing
Saturday
  • 2.5 hour brick starting at 5:30AM
  • Drive to Ohio University for Dad's weekend
  • Watch OU Men's B-Ball crush Central Michigan
  • Dinner
  • Comedy show, Jeff Garlin is very funny.
  • Beer Pong competition
  • In bed at 2:00AM, didn't realize I almost went 24 hours.
Sunday
  • 2 hour run
  • Raquetball with my son, Andrew
  • Shopping at Wal-Mart and late lunch
  • Drive home
  • Get ready for Monday
Monday was a morning 3000 yard swim, work, then a meeting for the race team I am on, Snakebite Racing. I finally got home around 8:30 that evening. Then have a bite to eat, pack for the next round of workouts.

I can finally breath. I stretched it out a little longer this morning and bailed on my swim. Over tha past several years I have learned to listen to my body and relax when it tells me to. This past weekend was so packed I was drained mentally and physically. Stay in bed, cuddle with that warm body next to me (Aimee, not the dogs), don't rush to the Y, take your time getting to work.

It's worked. I do feel recharged. With everything that we all try to do in a day, week, weekend, etc.....sometimes we need to "Just Breath".

Take your time out there. Don't freak out about missing workouts. Sit with that special someone and don't miss out on the rest of life. This triathlon thing I love to do is my hobby, not my job. I am not a professional athlete. I put the pressure to perform on myself, but I have to remind myself to have fun with it also.

Just Breath

1 comment:

TriSaraTops said...

Wow--that's one busy weekend you had! Sounds like you did the right thing by sleeping in a little--or past 5am at least! :) I'm impressed that you could stay up until 2am playing beer pong...that officially makes you the "cool dad."