Friday Thoughts

So, where did I leave off? Ah yes, not training for the Richmond 8K and writing my half Ironman recap (still working on it, btw)….and I’m still not training for the Richmond 8K.  Currently, my favorite thing is cycling. I can’t get enough of it.

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To catch up a bit, I’m posting some random thoughts this morning.

Thought #1
To do or not to do the Richmond 8K?

I don’t have to make the decision right away, but I’m definitely leaning toward the side of not doing it. Will I have Oiselle team meetup FOMO? Of course, but I sometimes you gotta look at the big picture versus one piece of the puzzle. I compiled a brief list of pros and cons to help me decide.

Pros?
1. Meeting up with so many Oiselle teammates.
2. I love the city of Richmond.

Cons?
1. I’m driving down the morning of the race and driving back after a long day of cowbelling so I can be back to work on Sunday. (~5-ish hours of driving)
2. My husband is going to be home. For those of you who don’t know he lives/works in California and comes home about every six weeks or so for a long weekend. So doing the race festivities would limit how much time I get to spend with him. He says it’s okay, but it just doesn’t seem right to only get to spend so little time with him.
3. I haven’t been training. Don’t get me wrong, I still have plenty of run fitness from training all summer and I’m confident I can run five miles but it won’t be my best performance and I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t want to do a race to just do it, I wan to race

Thought #2:

One thing I have continued and have been meaning to talk about is my #hitreset365 daily yoga practice. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed my lack of posts since early September, and here’s why:

I didn’t take a picture after doing a 5-minute reset one day and felt different. Like, good different, but couldn’t put a finger on exactly what it was. So I decided to go a week without taking a post-yoga Insta-photo to figure out exactly what that feeling was. It hit me on day four or five, I think: the setting up a photo after the practice completely takes away from what I just did! Trust me, the “if you didn’t take a photo and post it on Instagram it didn’t happen” thought crossed my mind, but based on the mental clarity and really getting feeling like I actually “hit reset” made me not give a f*ck about the daily posting.

Thought #3

All of the sudden it’s cold outside and I’m not ready for it! Don’t get me wrong, this time of year is gorgeous and is perfect for doing all things outside but I really miss the heat and humidity. It certainly made it easier to get out of bed early and get my workouts in before the sunrise. But of course, with all things we adapt to change and I’m sure in a couple of weeks I’ll be in love with the cooler weather and faster paces 😉

Thought #4

After taking several weeks off post-Maine, I’m super-pumped to start training again. I had a call with my coach to discuss the upcoming season and have some really good feelings about 2018 when it comes to triathlon. More on this in greater detail another time, because this should probably have its own post.

Thought #5

I missed blogging and want to make time to fit it into my week. One thing I’ve learned this year is that I’m pretty horrible at weekly recaps, so you won’t see anymore weekly workout recaps here. Why? I think they are boring and it’s more fun posting my workouts on Instagram rather than doing a long post about how the week went. I’m brainstorming some new post topics for the coming months, stay tuned!

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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