|The trail around Stone Mountain. I am loving running some new trails.|
After B2B was over this time, I knew I needed some time off. I thought a couple of weeks would do it. I did a little running here and there. I discovered a love for trail running. Around mid-November, I loaded up an off season triathlon plan into training peaks. I printed it off and put it in my gym bag. That first Monday rolled around and the thought of getting in the pool again made me cringe. I put it off another week. The next Monday rolled around and I got in the pool. I did the workout but was not feeling it AT ALL. The workout the next day was a trainer ride. I knew that was not going to happen. I had ZERO desire to ride a bike even on a trainer. Somewhere in that week I had a revelation. I was done. For now anyhow.
Rick tells me all the time I have nothing to prove to anyone. I think that is his way of giving me an out and hoping I would take a break. I never really felt like I was proving anything to anyone but I get his point. I don't HAVE to do these races. If it all feels more like a chore and less like something you want to do because you love it then perhaps you should reassess the situation. And I did.
|Atlanta Thanksgiving Half. I loved the medal this year!|