October 10, 2009

Let's Try This Again

After another day with zero activity I decided to give it another try today. I was busy cleaning and catching up on life stuff so sure enough, I lost all desire to swim as the day went on. I had a train to catch and limited time, but I finally forced myself to get in the pool. No watch, no heart rate monitor and no workout. Just 20 minutes of swimming with no purpose other than swimming. I'm so glad I did it.

I have a nice ride planned tomorrow and am hoping it paves the way for more. I hate the feeling I have when I'm totally inactive. There is a distinct shift in my mood and energy levels that is unpleasant. So while a break is nice, I don't consider being totally sedentary a break. Light, unstructured training is a break. If my foot weren't injured I'd do other activities and take a break from swimming and biking, but alas swimming and biking are the only two activities I'm cleared to do. Oh the irony.

I started reading The Omnivore's Dilemma today. I was just starting Born to Run and decided to hold off on that one in favor for a non-sports book. Given the struggle I've had with my diet this past year I figured it would be enlightening. Plus I feel like the only person who hasn't read it. I'm looking forward to time spent on the couch reading. That's what I consider a break.


  1. The Omnivore's Dilemma is a great book. Very eye opening!

  2. However it is not much of a nutrition book. I would suggest In Defense of Food if you are looking for nutrition reading.

  3. You have to give us a book report -- I have actually never heard of that book. I am off to Amazon to check it out.

    In the mean time, reading on the couch ... that sounds just divine!

  4. I hate time off ... it totally stresses me out, too. Enjoy Born to Run -- I'm listening to it now on audiobook and love it.



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