Tuesday, October 11, 2005

When I Take A Mental Vacation...

...I take a mental vacation! ITP's post (below) referred to me as mental-vacationing. Boy, is she right. I had no idea my off-season would affect my urge to blog. But while Wil is finishing the Chicago Marathon in fine style and Shelley is about to blitz Kona, I'm sitting here in a post-season funk, not wanting to do much of anything.

I have been training, though some nagging aches and pains have kept the sessions from being what they should be. Like today: I bent over to pick up a towel, torqued my back and had to miss a strength-training session. Sheesh. I've been working on a 2005 race season evaluation and 2006 race schedule and goals to discuss with Karyn. I'll post 'em when they're done. I'm also early in the training for January's P.F. Chang's Rock 'n Roll Marathon.

I'm setting up 3 businesses, getting ready to paint our townhouse, still dealing with the fallout from the paintball/excrement incident (discussed below) and trying to re-connect with Tri-Daughter #4 as I attempt to figure out why, of all the Tri-Daughters, she and I have such a hard time clicking. Hopefully we'll make progress before she goes off to college in a year.

I'm also watching a close friend struggle with a set of difficult circumstances that have no easy answers. All I can do is listen and support...if she'll let me. It's hard, this not having a magic wand.

Thanks, Mipper, for asking where I've been.

9 comments:

Keryn said...

Glad to hear you're still out there and kicking! Mental vacations are as important as physical rest during the off season, right? Enjoy!

Comm's said...

I was thinking of you while out on my run this afternoon.

Glad your still upright, though a bit crooked with the back out.

nancytoby said...

Thanks for the update, and glad you're still out there plugging away!

Flatman said...

Keep at it man, you;ll break out of that funk soon enough!

soccerdad said...

hey, you've had a great year - you deserve some time off!

Oldman said...

ok SNAP OUT OF IT (as oldman slaps VM) ..that how to get out of a funk...glad your ok!

mipper said...

Awww, VM... here's just a big old (((HUG))). i swear I'm not weird... really. i am glad you are ok, even if you are a bit achey. at least you can walk, right? keep up all the great work and good luck with all the stresses/tasks/trials/etc. if i find a magic wand (been looking for one of those things for years!) i'll pass it on to you first. ;) take care buddy!

Wil said...

Wow, lots going on - I think that a lot of it is the shift in season, the down shift in training, tends to affect everything. Hang in there, WIBAs aren't too far off. Yeah, I know your ears perked for that one...

tri-mama said...

I grew up with 3 sisters and wish you could have been my dad-I think you are a good man, for what that is worth. I admire your training, but I love your devotion to your family and friends. So, my prayers are with you in all this. About TD#4, ask trimom, she might have some insight, we usually do. :)