A while back I ran into my neighbor who did two full Ironman races last year. She is impressive because she has diabetes and races with the group “Running on Insulin”. I asked her what she was racing this year and she said, “Nothing. This year I am eating pizza and donuts.”
That’s how I feel right now. With a case of Achilles tendinitis I have had to reduce my weekly running mileage to 18 and with a chest cold I have had to limit cycling and swimming. With the next Ironman at least 42 weeks away (not sure which race I will do next summer) it is really hard to motivate myself to train and diet hard.
In fact, I did a pretty poor job at both this week. To paraphrase an IT phase, “How do you train for a year and not be ready to race? One day at a time.”