I just scrubbed the stains out of my kitchen sink. The microwave is spotless. The laundry has been done. Bed sheets have been changed. The cat box is clean. There are no leaves left to be swept up on my front or back patio. And now I'm trying to convince myself that I do not need to eat yet another bowl of cereal.
See, normally during Moana's long morning nap, I'm getting in my second workout of the day. Typically on my bike trainer. Sometimes a yoga DVD (Power Yoga for Athletes in the best!). But this week is a recovery week. I am under strict instructions not to do any bonus workouts.
This is killing me. I think this is the smallest training week I've had since the week after I gave birth to Moana. Seriously, I was doing more when I was 9 months pregnant! Ok, totally not fair because then all my exercise then was really light and easy... at least now I'm getting in some intensity, but still. Time-wise, I've got an extra 8-9 hours of free time this week.
Consequently, my windows are all streak-free.
This is what has been missing from my training plan when I didn't have a coach. Regular, planned, recovery weeks. Time to let my body absorb all that training I've been doing. I know it is the right time, because last Saturday I totally blew up on my brick run after that hard ride. My body was trying to tell me I'm Tired, and since somebody (read: Jen) was listening, we're giving it a break.
But body, listen up. Enjoy this down time now, because starting Sunday, we're back at it! Yes, I get to culminate this recovery week with another sprint triathlon on Sunday. I'm chomping at the bit to go HARD. Bring it!!
Then next week The Laundry Fairy is arriving... you know... the one who can't wait to get her hands on Moana... so my little triathlete brain is thinking of all those extra workouts I'll be able to get in while Grammy plays with Moana during the day... yes... dreaming of bike rides... outside... during the week! I can't wait to be exhausted tired again. Crazy that I crave that feeling, but I do. And Jen promised that if I am good this week, I'll get to have a big week next week. Yippee!!
So now I need something else to do to distract me from that bike trainer until Moana opens her little eyes. Update your blogs out there, will ya? Mama needs something good to read.