I have also decided to give up on the Half Ironman training for this year. The one I was aiming at happens to fall the weekend after The Longest Day, where I am hoping to run a record amount of miles this year. Trying to marathon train while training for it is also a little too much on my body right now. I need to get my focus back on eating right, healthy size portions and getting that lean body we all desire. This will also help fuel my body correctly and increase my recovery and endurance in the long run.
I also want to get back to really just going out there and enjoying myself and I have been dreading some of the longer workouts. Long trainer rides on the bike are especially difficult to enjoy without watching some Badger Basketball. I have to break up the monotony too so I also read for a little while.
This week I cannot wait to get a break from work and also get to spend some time enjoying life and trying new things. I think this forecast will do for a break from this winter.
May the journey begin to expand my horizons!!