Two days after the Utah Half Iron we went to New York to visit Glenn's family for six days. Getting home was great, though I felt like I needed a vacation after that trip.
So, the next few days were spent not doing much -- but NOW, it's time to push forward again!
Couple of things:
1. My new home office is ready to work in. First day of work in there: TODAY! Tony found me an awesome desk and chair and Glenn put an air conditioning unit in there yesterday. All that's left is to decorate the walls and my own private QUIET space is done!
2. I've made some changes to the second half of my race season which I'm very excited about! I've taken the Beach 2 Battleship Half Iron off the schedule and instead added the Nathan's Tempe Sprint, the Ragnar Relay and the Pumpkinman Sprint!!
As I was reaching my taper for Utah, I had pretty much decided I needed a break from long course training. After Utah I was sure of it. Training was starting to become a burden rather than a blessing and, since we always have a choice about what we do, I chose to make some changes.
And I really feel revitalized because of it! This week marks my first week of "serious" short course training -- last week was awesome as the schedule got me back into the swing of things (I didn't train at all while in NY). Training, for me, must be fun as well as challenging, breaking through, and all that stuff, so my decision is 100% right! For ME!
I seriously still have flashbacks of Silverman, quite often. I mean real flashbacks where I see myself on the course, feeling the feelings and emotions I was having, and knowing that I can do WHATEVER I set my mind to. Utah simply added to the rich racing history I'm creating for myself. I wouldn't trade training for that or racing that for anything.
The best part of all this is that I get to be at Silverman this year! As a volunteer/spectatator/screaming fan. As far as I'm concerned that race has magic attached to it. And I'm a part of that.
Have a great week everyone!!!!!!