Kelly the Culinarian: Life Lately

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Life Lately

Basically how I feel right now
I feel like I've lost a bit of mojo since Ragnar. Not sure if it's general weariness or the continuation of my seemingly endless digestion issues, but I am just not having it right now.  Almost a year to the day, I wrote a very similar post about marathon training. You get to a point where double workouts don't feel nearly as bad ass anymore and just feel like ass. I'm confident this will pass and I'll start getting more into it soon, but it's rough when my entire life is train, work, train, blog, sleep. This is what I chose, though, and this too shall pass

I'm counting on this weekend to recharge my batteries. On Saturday, all of our work for the Run for Boston 5K will come to fruition: it's race day! We were slated to finish stuffing packets tonight, but the storm of the century is rolling right in. We have just a few last-minute touches and preparations to make, and then we're on to show what we're made of.

Before a 40-mile ride on the trainer
Then on Sunday, I'm tackling the Iron Girl Lake Zurich sprint triathlon (you can still save $10 using discount code KELLYTHECULINARIAN). I'm super excited for my first tri of the season! I need to get all my gear out and prepped, as well as do a once over for my bike to make sure everything is tip top shape.

I've made the strategic decision to not wearing my clipless pedal shoes for the race.  For a sprint, I think I'll lose more time changing shoes that what I'll gain with the pedals. I wore regular shoes for the Leaning Tower Tri and that turned out pretty awesome. I'll skip the wetsuit for the same reason and leave those for the Olympic-distance tri I'm tackling at the end of the month.

Until then, this storm is the perfect excuse to take the evening off from training and spend time chilling. I may even have a cocktail. Here's to getting my mojo back.


Anne said...

I, for one, am looking forward to a rest day because of the Run for Boston - this Saturday will be the first that I didn't have to do a long run in months! You need to recharge a little from time to time, especially after something like Ragnar! Enjoy staying in because of the storm tonight :)

Unknown said...

i picture you saying this with your Best Austin Powers accent! I've lost my mojo!
Take a night to be a normie again! Then the next day remember how awesome you are doing all these big life events, knowing when you are older you won't look back and say...I wish I had..

Losing Lindy said...

looking forward to Saturday! It will be great to see you again!

Unknown said...

My favorite line of this post "You get to a point where double workouts don't feel nearly as bad ass anymore and just feel like ass." Been there. It gets to the point where I feel like all I do is work and workout and I don't even have time to cook. Boiling noodles even seems too difficult. I took both Sunday and Monday off this week. Too off days in a row felt like a sin in HIM training, but I knew I needed it. I just kept telling myself "A stitch in time, saves nine." I knew giving myself a break would be better than dealing with burnout a few days later.

Ginger Foxxx said...

rest day? I have been taking a rest week. Sometimes you just need to catch up on sleep and drinking. Good luck at your Tri, you crazy girl!

Maggie W said...

I haven't run since my last leg of Ragnar. Granted, I've been spending my freetime packing, so it's the perfect excuse. But rest is a good thing!

Also, you have A LOT going on right now... Ragnar, training for a half Ironman, planning a race, settling into a new job ... that's a lot! I think after the half Ironman you should take a rest month.