Sunday, September 15, 2013

Stick a fork in me

I'm done. Toast. Burned out.

I don't know if I've ever been burned out before. I've been tired at the end of a season: normal. I've looked forward to the off season: normal.

But, I've never wanted to give up on everything before. I used to look forward to my half marathons and off season training.

Now, I can't even think of training at any level.

I'm trying to figure out what things will interest me. So far, there's nothing.

After failed workouts yesterday, I'm skipping my long run today.

I've known this was coming. If you are a FB friend, you know how much I was looking forward to off season.

What happened?

I don't know, but I know it was psychological. I feel like the intensity just never let up, like I was still in race season. Hit THESE numbers. Go THIS fast. Do THIS workout.

My mind was thinking "Oh thankgoodness....OFF SEASON. I can let up."

Meanwhile, it "felt" like I was still training for races.  I knew at some point, some thing was going to have to give.

I had a great season. I gave what I could. I was never so happy that a season was over. There's only so much I can give. Honestly, I think that's the sign of a good season.

I'll go into recovery mode for awhile. I was looking at classes at my new gym. Maybe I'll try something completely different. I was planning on signing up with a personal training in Dec, but maybe I'll do it sooner than later. I need something that is not triathlon related but that still allows me to move....because I *will* drive everyone in the house crazy if I'm not moving. Hell, I'll drive myself crazy.

In the meantime, I walked LDG (Little Girl Dog). Now, it's time to get back into jammies.


21stCenturyMom said...

I'm going with yoga for the off season - strengthen the core - all the cores; body, mind, spirit

Tea said...

Yes indeedy. Yoga is one of my favorite things. First, I need a couple of days of nothing and maybe coffee cake.

Stefanie Frank said...

I did yoga for the first time in forever yesterday morning (went to a class). I swear I haven't felt that good since I can remember. Once you're able to shut off your brain (for even part of the class) and be IN the moment, it's a little slice of heaven.

Bill said...

Embrace it, Tea. Your body and mind are telling you something. They know more than you.

I suspect Coach Mike will understand. Of course, he'll make an effort to get you back on track, but he'll understand.

Carolina John said...

I'm totally over biking. Gone. Get your down time and it will start to seem appealing again, that's what happens to me every year. I hate the bike, put it up for the winter, but then after some spring marathons I can't wait to get out and pedal again. crazy.