Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Train, work, train, work....
I am LOVING life right now...tons of training and knocking out some big things with Skinfit. It has also been great to have my weekends with Jess. I usually have my training done by noon and then we have the afternoons to relax and hangout.
Hard to believe they are calling for rain b/c the weather has been off the charts nice. We have taken advantage and managed some quality time with friends over some cold beers...ahhhh!
Training is going really well (I am physically stronger and leaner then ever). I can tell things are starting to come around. I am feeling more fluid and fit in all three sports. I am excited to see how things progress heading into Vegas. Vegas (April 26th) will be my first race back on the Xterra Circuit since June of 2008. It's been a while for sure. To say I am excited to return to racing would be an HUGE understatement. Truthfully, who knows how Vegas will go? It isn't a peak race for me and since I only started back with training mid January it is obvious I need more time before peak fitness comes around. Regardless, I can promise you I will give everything I have on raceday. I have been training hard without a doubt so I will have some decent fitness but it is always interesting to see how the body reacts to such a violent effort, especially since it has been a while since I have experienced that level of exertion. Man, I even get excited writing about racing again!
It has been such a roller-coaster for me over the past 18-24 months so to finally be nearing some racing and to be healthy is actually kind of overwhelming. Through this blog, I have shared my feelings and emotions but I am not sure I could ever truly express the frustration and disappointment I battled everyday during my injury and time of transition in life. I can tell you that not a single day went by that I didn't dream of racing and winning. I missed training more then I could possibly express here in words. Being an athlete is just one aspect of my life but it is a big part of me and when I wasn't able to be 100% of who I wanted to be I felt down and, at times, I felt depressed. So, you can see why I am excited to be healthy, back to training hard, and nearing race season. I found a new respect for the sport and all that comes with it during my time of injury and I intend to take this new found respect with me into every race and training session.
Like I said at the beginning of this post, I am loving my life right now! A lot of hardwork, patience, and determination has brought me to back to this point and I am going to enjoy every minute
Have fun out there and stay tuned b/c there is some good training and plenty of adventure on tap for the rest of the week!