This week was planned to be a bit of a mid-season break... physically recover from Honu... get mentally refreshed a bit... get caught up on stuff around the house and anything else I'd been neglecting...
Physically the recovery from Honu wasn't very hard. I was super fit going in, and since unfortunately I actually ran slower than any/all of my training runs in the last 3 months, the race didn't take a huge physical toll on me. That said, it did take a significant toll on me mentally/emotionally so I'm still taking this week to process it all and am waiting until I get my mojo back to really start training again. I don't think it'll take too long but I know myself and most of the time I'm chomping at the bit to get after it and TRAIN. Right now I'm not so I'm just going to wait it out and one of these days I will be back on a plan.
I did go ride my bike today... just one of those rides where you're cruising and taking in the scenery. I love those rides. I just let my mind wander and before I knew it I was back home. I don't even really remember a lot of what I was thinking about, but I do remember thinking that I am glad I have a nice uninterrupted block of ~8 weeks to train now... then in August I'll do Boulder 70.3 then 3 weeks later IM Canada. I have some ideas about what I want to focus on between now and then and I'll know when I'm ready to really get after it. Not yet.
I just thought I'd put it out there that even the most hard core training loving triathletes lose their mojo sometimes! So if you happen to feel this way (now or after any big race) it's nothing to worry about... totally normal... Mojo ebbs and flows and I think when it's ebbing you just gotta let it. It'll flow again soon. :)