Trek Women
September 23, 2008

How's that working out for you...

Has anybody ever said that you in a snarky voice, “How’s that working out for you?” Usually after you’ve told them something like, “I’m doing a sugar exorcism.” (Which by the by seems to be working – I said no to office birthday cake on Friday.)

Recently, I came to the conclusion that my “work out” regimen over the last year and a half hasn’t been working out for me. And I realized the difference is that I had changed from “working out” to TRAINING. If it wasn’t somehow related to swim, bike or run, I didn’t have the time to do it. I realized that TRAINING had become a solitary experience and I wasn’t having fun except for teaching spin. I missed people. I missed taking interesting classes at the gym for the heck of it. I missed challenging myself with new exercises.

So, I’ve stopped training. With the exception of the upcoming Trek WSD Breast Cancer Awareness Ride on October 11, I’m not planning on doing any events for a while. I’m trying other fitness things like that dance class and kickboxing again and I want to rediscover the joy of riding my bike with no finish line in mind.

I’m excited to see how this works out.

Comments

Sounds like a good choice, Laura.

I had a moment last night when it crossed my mind that I train as opposed to just workout for the fun of it. For just a moment I was a little down about it, but then I remembered how wonderful it feels to express the power on the bike that only training can give. Someday, though, when I'm less into racing, I'm going to do some touring... just for the fun of it. :)

Posted by: sydney | Sep 25, 2008 3:50:03 PM

Oh Syndney, I'm sorry... I didn't want anyone to feel bad about training. I admire everyone who gets on their bike and feels that power. And training can be fun too, without a doubt. I've had some great times doing it. But I found that I had lost my own balance and that's what I'm searching for.

Let me know how the racing goes!
Laura

Posted by: Laura | Sep 26, 2008 8:20:55 AM

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