This weekend is proving to be slightly lighter than the last, which is good, but it is still a slammed week by normal standards. I jumped on the trainer tonight for a quick spin and for about 45 mins, felt really weak. Then it was like my legs finally woke up. I finally started spinning with some energy and my HR was.. well, at least I had a pulse. But the biggest part was that I finally started to enjoy it and feel a little desire to work.
What has been startling about this week is the fact that when I dug that deep hole last week and Monday, I buried my motivation, determination, drive, and enthusiasm in it. It wasn't just my body that went off-line, it was my brain as well. I am cooling my jets this week and trying to recover physically and mentally. It does seem to be working though I am surprised by how long it is taking.
DW has been underground for the last two weeks and I will be glad to finally get a chance to go over all of this with him. I feel like there is a stout lesson here with regards to the big summer horse shows and I would be wise to learn it now. I head home for a week and then it is off to Michigan followed by Colorado (LOTS of pictures, I promise). I have my first tri in more than a year a week after I get home. There will be no room for mistakes like this for the next six weeks.
I am not too worried about my enthusiasm though. I should have all I need by Thursday.