Friday, December 28, 2012

Arise from the haze

 Don't worry child, Swedish House Mafia

Arise from the haze.   This is my general feeling this morning as I sit here.  The holidays are hectic and crazy for everyone and I guess everyone is effected a little differently. This year they've been fun for me but have also felt like a massive training block of intensity work, less the fitness benefit.

And similarly to interval training I look forward to the holidays but for an athlete this isn't all that easy.  To be so un-regimented with food and frolic is to feel as though you are squandering all the hard work you've put into everything leading into them.   And the holidays are  a pretty long block of time too, to be so unstructured and such, you know?  I know for me that I lose a lot of fitness and focus during them and feel off kilter without the structure of knowing exactly what I'll be doing each day.

But, there's a time for everything I guess.  Relaxing and letting things slide for a little bit is okay, especially this time of year.  Maybe it's even good for you too, to an extent.  Like the video above 'don't worry child' ...there's a plan right around the corner.   So you just kinda have to get into a suck it up and buckle down mindset (like intervals) and know that you'll come out on the other side mentally ready...for the new year.

I have one more training session to get through on New Years Eve but I can see the light, after that its all about into 2013.

Peace and roll strong.

2 comments:

  1. "I know for me that I lose a lot of fitness and focus during them and feel off kilter without the structure of knowing exactly what I'll be doing each day." - That's so me as well. Happy Holidays! See you on the roads!

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  2. Same to you Mark. Happy Holidays!

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