Well, it's been well over 1 month since I have contributed to this blog. Many reasons why. Lazy is in the Top 5 as is being tired at night when I write. I just started a new job so I've been a little worn out when I get home. But the number 1 reason is this: Nothing Going On. It's those calm waters after the storm. It's the not wanting to exert yourself after 9 months of training 6 days a week. It's also mountain bike season. And that's what I have been doing. Ride on Saturdays and that's it.
I was running 2 or 3 times per week but that has come to a grinding halt as well. I need to get that going because I feel so lazy. Every cookie or piece of chocolate I put in my mouth feels like it has double the calories. This is the evil side of Ironman. Does this happen to anyone else?
I haven't even swam since the race back in July. Everything I gained is probably long gone by now. The speed I had worked hard to achieve in order to keep pace with the better swimmers is out the window. I purposefully missed signing up for the Eagleman 70.3 Half Ironman. It closed out which means my streak of consecutive years is done at 8. What is wrong with me? Am I becoming a couch potato? I mean my favorite drinks these days are coffee and beer. And I love watching college football on Saturdays. All day long!
Maybe writing about this horrible time that I am going through will help me get out of the corner. Get off the canvas and answer the bell. But for now I feel like I have been TKO'd. Somebody help me and invite me for a 50 miler!