This was not a sunrise run, but it WAS the earliest I've been running in a very long time.
Today, this week, however you want to look at it, is the beginning of my next phase. I didn't plan it that way. It just happened, which means, I am ready to move on. I don't really like calling it "the next phase". For lack of a better word, that's what it is.
The first phase (Nov and Dec) was all about emotional recovery. I did what I wanted when I wanted. I slept more, skipped days and ate my share of baked goods. I realized that I had no desire to swim, so I didn't. I ran a little bit. I found myself riding more than I ever have, sometimes just easy and sometimes using harder effort Trainerroad workouts. I started strength training a lot.
Now that the holiday season is over, and I feel like I'm in a good place mentally, I'm committed to adding more veggies back into my diet and running a bit more (3x per week). I'm signed up for the NCC through USA Triathlon, so any running mileage helps the team.
The holiday is season is a blur of chaos, probably more for us small business owners who are also in retail.
NONE of this has been planned. None of this is intentional. But, taking time off Nov and Dec was the best thing for me.
I have never believed in forcing things. I do things on my own time.