You know when you have good intentions and for whatever reason they just go out the window? That seems to be the training season of 2012 so far for me. For numerous reasons, such as the gym being closed longer than I thought due to the Holidays and horrible weather, I have not managed to get to the gym in 2012. I find that a bit frustrating and a little disconcerting. Every day that I sit on my butt is a day where I am not getting faster and it's a day when my competition is. However, that strain of thought won't do much for me except frustrate me further; at least not until I am able to get to the gym.
Today is the day I break the cycle and start my 2012 year of training off with a good, solid workout. Drawing on my frustration, I will be able to run it all off this afternoon. I've talked about how important it is to be flexible as an athlete with a disability and I think that is applicable here. That sentiment could probably be applied to any kind of athleticism but definitely to disabled athletes. I think this may be a part of my adaptability lesson and to teach me not to take for granted the workouts I do get in.
A lot of good things have come out of the past few days that aren't necessarily workout related, but definitely enrich my triathlon experience. Great discussions have been occurring between the athletes of Won With One and L, the coach from Edinburgh Road Club, is going to sit down with me next Monday after the swim practice and have a chat. I've also re-connected with a coach who had a great influence on my swimming career and have asked for his help. So, it's not all bad. I'm just itching to get moving.
I never did sit still well.