When I last left off, I was full of intentions to blog more.
I have kept up with other blogs though and Lisa and Sarah's recent posts have inspired me to start again.
Oh and Izaac's recent post is really super funny.
My focus for 2010 has changed dramatically. I guess in reality it hasn't changed that much but in relation to this blog it feels like it has.
Not focusing on long course has caused me to become much more relaxed about my training. So much so that I'm not working with my wonderful coach anymore. This broke my heart but frankly I was starting to feel strangled (figuratively) by the schedule, had no desire to train, and so was not doing the workouts. Since this serves neither of us I decided that taking a break from coaching was the right decision.
It SUCKED though because I felt like by letting go of working with Liz I was letting go of a part of my Silverman experience and doing the half Silverman is what renewed my confidence in myself and is in fact why I have my own business right now!
So here I am. Without a triathlon coach for the first time in three years and wondering where triathlon fits into my life now. The desire to train and race is not the same as it once was and I have to accept that. There is no other way for me to move forward.
Because I'm training less, I feel extremely out of shape and have packed on some extra padding around the middle which I've NEVER had before and which is driving me quite crazy. At the same time I feel like this repositioning of priorities is 100% the right thing for me.
I have big plans for my business in 2010. HUGE. On paper it looks a bit batty in fact. Thing is though, I know I can do it. The other thing is, I know I can do it while keeping myself healthy and shapely and having fun. :-)
So, the tenor of this blog is going to evolve.
My first triathlon of the season is the Showdown at Sundown on March 27, sprint distance! It should be a lot of fun! After that we'll see!!
Happy New Year!!!