2019 was a year with lots of learning in my winter sporting season – brain intensity more than physical intensity – and now I’m in a between season lull. You would think that having a half marathon last weekend would have had me training hard, but it was the most relaxed thing I’ve done! And slowest, but who is counting…
I have signed up for a few things over the next while. Committed to doing that half again next year, definitely faster next time! I also took up a special offer on the two Kurnell sprint triathlons this summer and committed to doing the shorter Pink Tri at the start of November. That means getting in the pool and on the bike again. Eek!
And after all of that external commitment, I’m still suffering from a bit of a lack of motivation. Usually, when I sign up for things I get a jolt, but maybe all of these are now (nominally) inside my comfort zone as I have done them before. But if I haven’t swum at all there is a chance I will just sink to the bottom in Botany Bay.
Part of it is that I’m coming to the end of a strangely unpleasant cold that is mainly just a nagging, itchy cough. Part of it is that it isn’t really warm enough for me to swim outside in the normal course of things but my local pool is outside. Maybe I’m just lazier than ever in my old age. Does anyone have any motivating thoughts for me?