That literally sums up my training this spring. I’m not where I was in October, but to describe my winter and spring training as uneven would be a slight understatement. My first “race” is coming up, and I feel woefully unprepared – or, well, woefully unfit for this particular distance and race. I’ve certainly learned quite a bit from training through colder and darker months, and the main takeaway is that I will never, ever commit to a pretty big race (70.3) for the beginning of May. The timing worked well when we lived in California and I was happy to train throughout the “winter” months, but it’s a different story here in Colorado! Even though it was a mild winter by anyone’s measurement, I found it hard to string together solid weeks of training. Yes, a week here and there, some workouts that felt good, maybe a handful that I’d call “great”, but I lacked overall consistency in training. And, I’ll say that as every weekend came around, I felt torn between skiing, which was what I wanted to do, and training, which is what I needed to do. Continue reading “Training: Two steps forward, a somersault back”
That we are in APRIL? I mean, really? What’s happening?!
I guess that’s what happens to your poor, neglected blog when you just aren’t feeling it. Whatever “it” is. I sort of feel that I should do a Monty Python “not dead yet” impersonation, that I really am still here, but I’ll leave that to funnier people. And, in many ways, life is humming along here, with plenty of ups AND downs. But a quick snapshot of what HAS been going on… Continue reading “How is it even possible?!”
Cue the ubiquitous and cliché “It’s spring” post – just in time for Earth Day (which we celebrated by watching Chasing Ice – even more cliché, although the photographer spoke at the school where I’m teaching and I’m teaching his daughter, so it had a personal connection). Also, speaking of new seasons, Game of Thrones tonight?! I’m equal parts excited and terrified – what other show makes you feel that way?
Back to this spring thing… Continue reading “Change in seasons”