Well my calendar looks like this...
Pretty sad huh?
So far this year (don't forget, it is only mid January), I've had one DNS. Yup, Did Not Start. How sad is that? Call me what you will, you can call me a wimp, coward, unadventurous soul but when the temperature outside is -25C (-13F) but feels like -31C (-23.8F) with the wind-chill, trust me when I say...I'm not racing! Many of my friends raced the 30th Annual Richmond Road Race and had a great time. Bully for them!
|This is not my kind of fun.|
|Blizzard on the trainer|
Trying to fit in training while trying to manage all the rest of my angst, guilt and poor time management is just adding to the stress. So, I'll just continue to get to the pool when I can, sit and spin when I can, snowshoe and / or ski when I can and try not to take it to heart that I'm not able "do it all". I must remember that I'm only good to others after I'm good to myself.
I can honestly say I don't know how you get any training done if you have a young family. Believe me, to all my friends with kids, I now understand how sometimes (most of the time) your time in no longer YOUR time. Between driving to medical appointments, dental appointments, working full time, visiting, getting groceries, housework... the list just goes on and on. If there is mouldy bread in someone else's fridge, it isn't necessarily my problem, (yes, I got an email saying that their bread had gone mouldy and I understand they are not feeling very well and they are now in a depressed state), but I've got my own mouldy bread to deal with trying to fit all this other stuff in.
So I can say that possibly my goals for 2012 are just trying to cope with all the new stress and just do what I can for the time being.
Life's fun if you don't weaken,