Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thanks for the Pick-Me-Up

Just wanted to give a shout-out to all my blog friends for your encouragement, support, and flood of compliments. Always makes me feel better on a lousy day. I've been kind of grumpy lately. In a slump. I guess the weekend's workouts took their toll. I've had no energy, no oomph this week. I was hoping to train hard this week and recover next week but it looks like I've taken my recovery week early. I had to. My Tuesday morning bike ride was embarrassing. My toe still hurts so I swapped weights for my run Tuesday pm. Wednesday, I headed out on Pandora after work, excited about my evening ride. As I pedaled down the coast, my legs had no juice, and I felt sluggish. The sluggish feeling felt progressively worse and worse. I gave it the 10-minute rule. After 15, I knew it was time to turn-around and head home, head hung low, tail tucked between my legs. I barely made it up the inside of Torrey Pines. I took the rest of the evening off. I'm taking today off too. I think I will just swim on Friday. I'm trying to recover and get my mojo back before Saturday's race (Camp Pendleton International Triathlon). Gulp.

15 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Hang in there. Staying strong when you're down is what takes you higher when you're back up.

Do you think Tidbit and Oscar are playing at the Bridge? She always did think he was a hot bun... :-)

Wes said...

I am just not amazed anymore at what a smart tri-chica you are :-) rest up for that race. You'll be awesome!!

Formulaic said...

I don't know how you could NOT be tired from last weekend! WHEW! That was a monster workout.

I know you'll do great on Saturday. You know how to take care of yourself and listen to what your body needs.

Rest and Relax. You've earned it!

Backpacker said...

Pizza and trashy television. The miracle cure of the 21st century. If that doesn't work, then I'm all out of ideas.

Marcy said...

Awwwhhh girl . .you'll get your pep back, fo sho! ;D Hang in there!

Cliff said...

Have you had beer and wings lately? :)

Benson said...

In the words of Paula Newby-Frazer...protein. eat lots of protein.

good luck.

RoadBunner said...

Have fun at your race this weekend! Yes, please! More bunny photos!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Body is telling you it's rest time. You better listen up!

Have a great race this weekend. :)

RunBubbaRun said...

It's sometimes hard to keep the energy level up after a big early season "A" race. I'm having the same problem.

Hang in there and takes things as it comes and lightly.. It will come together again soon.

triguyjt said...

I ate two big hamburgers in honor of you...protein baby protein.....

hang in there rachel...

and i love those pics from the san diego international...those are keepers.... cool!!

Kewl Nitrox said...

Good to know that you are not so caught up in your training schedule as to forget to listen to your body.

I'm with Cliff, it's time for beer and wings. ;-)

Highwaymunky said...

Rest, beer, rest, beer!
Then go crazy at the race!
The body usually knows best!

Mon said...

those are good pics in your previous post!

the body usually knows what it needs, best to listen!

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