So…this will come as no surprise to anyone who has read this blog over the past 2 years…
I haven't been into blogging lately.
I know when I first started blogging, things were so new and exciting for me…the people who comment on and read my blog are my motivators because I feel very alone in training here in the big city of Caratunk (Population 60) whose favorite pastime is drinking beer on the couch (or at the bar) watching football (or basketball..or…)
But who the hell am I kidding, endurance sports are really a solitary thing, so when I chose this I kind of thing, I choose to be alone. But this blog really helped me with my training, and your comments make me feel less alone anyway.
Plus, it is fun for me to talk about and share this awesome, rugged, beautiful place that I live.
When I got started, triathlon was like the new puppy I just couldn't stop playing with, talking about, and taking pictures of. I wanted to try every distance, do as many races as possible, go go go!
Now, I still love triathlon, but it isn't this shiny new thing to me. And my real love is the outdoors…I really like training because it keeps me in shape to hike, bike, ski, and generally play outside. This summer I have been a lot more interested in playing outside and doing family stuff.
Plus, let's be honest here, I haven't been training. At all. And I've been eating like crap.
Plus, I bagged out on two really big races this season, which I would be a liar if I didn't say I felt a little loserish over. Especially after reading what THIS guy did without training… (really, read the story its a good one).
A year ago, a month after IMLP, I was in the best shape of my life, happier than I have ever been, and now…well, I'm just not. I really am that dog that needs a good romp every day or he/she gets depressed.
So I guess it is time to get my head out of my ass and start training again.
I'm not saying for what. For now let's just call it training for getting back in shape to do something cool.
And getting back to blogging a little more about the fun stuff I do here (training, working, and playing).
But FIRST I'm going to take Matty O, Heather O, and Jason down the river. I am so excited they are coming up here I hope they have a blast! I will give a full report on the shenanigans later this week!