This is normal, right? This lost feeling after finishing a big race – the objective of 6 months of training gone in a puff leaving one feeling not quite anchored?
My advisers advised that I take last week off to recover from Barb’s Race. So I did. Being sick helped me stick to that plan. And niggling concern that my left knee hasn’t quite recovered from the race helped me lay off the training too.
I know that not training, not seeing my horse, being under the weather, living in a fog-encased city and not having another race goal are all ganging up on my psyche. To top it off it’s *that* time of the month. Well, supposed to be anyway.
So here’s my plan for this week. I do better when I have a plan. Mind if I share?
1. See Now Voyager Monday, Weds and Friday. Yes, I will get up at 5am to see my horse because he will help my head and heart. I will remember this when the alarm goes off tomorrow.
2. Go to 2 spin classes and 2 yoga classes at the YMCA. Spin to get my cardio back up and yoga to help my body really recover from the race. I miss yoga.
3. Run at least once to see how the knee is really feeling. I could do that tonight but I think a good night’s sleep will ensure the head cold truly leaves town.
I have a theory if I do all of this I won’t notice the fog as much. We got a brilliant dose of sunshine today visiting the Delta. It’s not Italy but it still did the trick.
Thanks for listening!