I've been resting up after my killer half-marathon. My cold is steadily going away, and my knees are steadily feeling less achy. I've been sleeping a lot. I've decided all workouts the next 2 weeks are optional. I'll definitely get pulled into doing some fun ones but I don't want to push hard. I want my body to recover and I want my mind to be fresh for half-IM training. This is my R&R period. The lull before the storm.
All the comments you guys gave me about training were fantastic. I'm going to compile them into a post for all other fellow bloggers to learn from. While I'm resting, I'm putting together my training plan for the half-IM on March 31st. That will give me a solid 20 weeks of training, allowing me to start out slow and also for recovery weeks. In addition, carefully planning things out that far in advance will also give me flexibility to adjust things as I go. As we all know, stuff happens--injury, illness, family and career obligations. That way,I can take it all in stride.
It's funny how anxious I seem to get during R&R periods. I don't know how people take 4-6 wks off during their "off" season unless they're injured (I know; I know. The whole point is to avoid injury). But right now, I'm enjoying the naps and time with the bunnies (and Jason). All the best to all those out there resting right now. It's just as hard as training sometimes!