Friday, November 18, 2005

Off-season is good

When I got my coach earlier this year I was absolutely stoked. I could not wait to have a routine set in place for me so I'd never have to think about anything but sweating. I devoted so much time to my training and actually neglected other parts of my life....like time with my hubby. I know he felt the effects of my being out all the time, but for the most part, just do my thing because he knows it makes me happy. I mean...hey...at least I'm not out at the bars whoring around, right? Right:D

Now that my season is over, though, I am so incredibly happy to be able to just be free to do what I want and not have to worry about how far, how long, how much or how hard. Now I get to do fun things like hiking and playing with my horses. And I can't wait for the snow to fall so we can dust off the snowboards (that are still in the snowboard bag from when we went to Whistler last year.....ahhhh....Whisssttlllleeerrr....God we loved that place!). We bought the Tahoe for the sole reason of our snow trekking this year, so we better get a lot of use out of it!

So, as I start to think about next year's races, I want to remember this feeling. The just have fun feeling. I don't want to put any pressure on myself like I did this year. It proved nothing to me, all it got me was a lot of disappointment. I just want to have fun at some really cool races with my friends. I think I want to do more bike riding next year, more bike tours. I'll have to look into that.

2 comments:

Mica said...

I agree - forget the pressure and just have some fun out there! And spend more time with your hubby! :)

Iron Benny said...

I wish I could embrace this time of year like you have. Unfortunately, I have free time and I feel I have to be productive. That means working my ass off around the house catching up on the things that were neglected during the race season. Almost snowboard season though, luckily I live in Utah. Ah, fresh powder every day.