Today officially marks the one month point since my biggest race yet. One month since I swam 1.9 km, biked 95, and ran 21.1.
Since that day, I've ran maybe 8 times, swam a few casual laps across a little lake, and biked, um, not at all. Now, in my defense, I was on vacation. For about 3.5 weeks of that month, I was completely away from my bike, and with no convenient access to a pool.
A bit of a post race slump as well? Yeah, maybe. A bit of a post race rest? Definitely. And, I'm okay with that. I'm starting to realize that after the intensity of training for a big race, sometimes you need a rest, and that's okay. Heck, I think it's pretty impressive that I ran as many times as I did, even if most of them were only about 6 km.
So, one month later. What now?
Well, first, I leave tomorrow morning for a backpacking trip with my husband. It's the one time a year where we get away, just us for a few days, and I'm really looking forward to it. There won't be any swimming, biking, or running, but lots of hiking (with a 50 pound pack).
Then, it will be back to reality.
A stronger run focus for a couple months, as I prepare for a November half marathon. And, a very strong weight loss focus. I have come to accept that I am never going to lose weight while training heavily for a race, so right now is the time to do it. I felt all those extra pounds I carried for over 7 hours on July 29; I'd like to make things easier on myself next time around.
So, don't expect another blog post from me this weekend, but expect to see DebTris revived next week, along with a dose of DebShrinks.