Saskatchewan is in the Deep Freeze! Full on record breaking snow and ice for this time of year. It is beyond bundle up cold. I feel like I have to wear a space suite to go outside. This makes riding my bicycle a bit of a challenge. With lots of mandatory down time, coming home feels like a vacation.
Down time seems to be just what I need. physically, mentally and logistically. Sleeping on an air mattress for two months and driving across the continent sure does a number on you. I can`t tell you how glad I am to be in a real bed every night. Logistically It is far too cold to train outdoors so my focus has shifted a couple days from pedals to the dreaded to-do list. This list contains some real whoppers and seems to be growing twice as fast as I can knock it down. The current big fish include finding a place to live and a Job in Ottawa.
Other than that I am really glad to be home to see my friends and family. I was able to make it home in time for my mothers 50th birthday. This was a great time with family. It felt just like Christmas because we had a chance for the whole family to be together for a couple days. Happy Birthday Mom. Now with everyone back to business and my feet up in the air, I wonder I f I havn`t become some sort of vagrant liability. Then I get motivated to tackle my own business.
The lack of riding just seems to bring my energy down. When you go from 25+hrs a week to a "home-cacation" the body says great lets sleep all day. It's like classic vacation syndrome where the more you sit around the more you just can't get up. I am constantly assured that rest is good, but I also can't help the thought, "Shouldn't I be training?" Then again shouldn't it be spring time already? Bah, maybe I will just clean something.
Training shall be based solely on feel,
while racing shall be guided by sensations and instinct.