Monday, March 2, 2009

All in a Day's Work

When people wistfully ask what it’s like to do triathlon for a living, I often feel that it’s my civic duty to explain that while I consider myself one of the luckiest people alive to be able to do so, it’s not quite as chill as they might imagine. Obviously, there is the training, though it is hard to consider that an obligation. But, beyond the training, there are the extra things--massage, PT, early bed times, proper nutrition, sponsor obligations, etc. Most of them I enjoy, but time-wise they can add up. It's not like we're just sitting around at the coffee shop all day.

And, sometimes you just want to skip that darn swim session, stay out late on Friday night, use the massage fund for a new pair of jeans, or eat fro yo for dinner (it’s a girl thing). But it's the recovery details that are necessary to stay mentally and physically in the game if you expect to train and race at the highest level. It’s not all fun in the sun, is what I’m sayin’.

Then again, sometimes it is; ) Today was a recovery/preparation day for the big week we have ahead of us. Mellow Monday, I'm calling it. We took full advantage because the hard work is coming, and I can't wait!
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  1. I admire you guys for all the training and consistency. Every once in awhile I have a too late Friday night, Saturday are then a day on the couch.

  2. Oh my gosh, I miss you and Brina and Frenchie SOOOOO much, hurry to the big island...

    have fun this week!