I have decided to take break from training, healthy eating, and following a program this week.
I was loving this Monday and Tuesday. My legs were still quite sore Tuesday.
By Wednesday I started to feel gross and disgusting. I had the urge to get back into training.
Thursday I did get up early and run. I ran only 4 miles, but it felt good to get back out there and do something good for myself.
Today I was going to swim, but I just did not want to get up.
It is weird how taking a week off makes you realize how quickly things fall apart. It is just a swirl of chaos as I don't train so I eat this or that, feel bad about it, then decide to just keep eating like crap. As I continue this my motivation also goes to the wayside.
Of course I realize that taking one week off will not greatly impact my fitness. Yes, I will lose a bit, but this body and mind needed a break. I have been training hard since January.
This weekend I have to really make a decision about the QC Marathon that is about a month away. I feel that I need to get some good running sessions in to be ready, but I am not that far out of shape with my tri training.
This is where I have been. I have been focusing all of my energies on teaching and school along with family. It has been a big shift.
I look forward to getting back into some routine. Not sure that routine will be yet, but it will come to me. I have time to figure things out.
What do you do for training when you are not specifically training for a certain event or race?