No workout yesterday. One hour of yoga today. This taper business is really starting to appeal to me!
I'm sleeping in -- well, as much as the little monster upstairs allows me to -- reading, watching sports live when they're actually happening...this is awesome!
One of the weekend's highlights included attending Fortius teammate Mike's Ironman Lake Placid send-off party. As always, it's great to see everyone when we're not wearing spandex or swim goggles or fuel belts or smell like chlorine. We shared training stories, watched the Ironman St. George DVD that featured a cameo from Fortius teammate Paul, and put Mike on the spot to talk about the sum of his training and thoughts going into his big race.
Amidst all the jokes I realized that my send-off isn't too far away. Just over four months now. Where did all the time go? If it wasn't for this blog, the whole thing would be a blurry dream that almost doesn't seem real. And yet I sit here, on my couch in the morning, exalting in my days off from training. In a few years, I'll likely have kids and long for the moments when I can just train for 2.5 hours because I can. I try to keep that in mind often, but at this very moment, taking a break just feels really good. So I'm going with it.
Over the next few days, with a lighter training schedule, I may not have as much to write either. Instead of forcing it, I may take a break from the blog too. We'll see.
Besides work, the rest of the day consists of taking my bike in for a pre-race safety check and buying new gloves since I lost one on my brick on Saturday. I'll squeeze in yoga either during a 5 p.m. session at our work gym or at 7 p.m. at Black Dog (more likely).
That's all I got for now. Fairly uninspired stuff today, I know. But, I'm just kind of mellow at the moment. Resting.
132 and 131 days and counting.