Funny that training three hours on a Saturday feels like taking the day off. But that's just what I did today, forgoing my afternoon time trial swim to spend time with Steph. We went to a nice lunch and then to see No Strings Attached, the rom-com with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. Ironic that just yesterday I was writing about rom-coms. There's a lot to be said about recovery from training. It usually involves icing, stretching and minimal movement. But today it was all about spending quality time with my lady. I had truly forgotten what it's like to have free time in the afternoon on a weekend during tri-training. How sad is that? Saturdays are for training. Plain and simple. But by breaking the "rules" a bit, I feel so much better. I had a great afternoon filled with R&R after a hectic week on the road. And now, I'm eager to get in the pool tomorrow and run before prepping for a little Super Bowl soiree. Best of both worlds. Especially considering how exhausted I would have been after swimming and how little energy I probably would have had for the evening.
A little unplanned rest can go a long way sometimes.
136 days and counting.