Friday, December 28, 2012
This year is about to pass and I can't decide if I'll be glad to see it disappear into the rearveiw or not. If I look at just the last 3 months, I'm inclined to tell not to let the door hit it in the butt on the way out. Looking back farther, it becomes a much more complicated picture.
The last three months have been a challenge I've not handled well. A week in the hospital in late September followed by 2 weeks of limited activity lead to...to sustained inactivity, racing only 2 races since getting out of the hospital, no training, loss of fitness, weight gain, blah, blah, blah. The only bright spot is that I've started to rekindle my interest in cooking healthy meals. I desperately need to fan that flame. Going into December, I was cooking a week's worth of meals and buying healthy snacks for work. That has to resume. Will it? We'll see.
However, going into September, things were just ducky. My weight was down, fitness up. I was spending time on my mtb, which didn't translate into race fitness, but did translate into better bike handling, better weight control, and a damn good mood. I had made the plunge into multisport racing (love du's) and set a half marathon pr.
Now, I've not run since early September. I've put on 20 lbs (15 since Oct1), and Baby Stewie and Sybil and Frau Blucher and Blue Steel sit unused. A glimmer of hope: Blue Steel and I spent 57 minutes after midnight on Christmas Eve cruising the town and checking out Christmas light displays. It was relaxing beyond measure. Plus, I'm thinking a short run maybe in order in the morning. We currently have around 4 inches of snow on the ground with another 4 predicted by tomorrow afternoon. There is very little better for the soul than an excursion amid a snowfall. Here's hoping....