I need the rest day. not that I'm too tired to do a workout - using the day to catch up on some work.
Tax season is almost over and I have not missed any workouts due to work reasons. This is more to a level of committment to the fitness regime than anything else. Last year I did not workout from about March 1 to April 16th. Maybe not a big deal when you are young, but I find that as I get older a long layoff like that takes forever to overcome. Plus I put weight on much faster than I used to.
Exercising and proper diet have actually kept me more alert and less stressed than I have been in past busy seasons. I'm not working as many hours, but I am sharper and more focused when I am here.
I am a little surprised by some of my good results lately. Not because I am not working out hard, but my rest is definately being shorted. In addition, as much as I try to keep my diet in line, I do occassionally miss a snack or the meals are too far spaced out, etc. Saturday for example - I only ate breakfast and lunch before those workouts - was about two snacks behind - both workouts were phenomonal. I do need to keep in mind that even with occassional cheating and missing a meal or snack, I am still doing much better in the diet department than in years past (I've been known to pack on ten pounds during busy season). I have kept my weight about even. I am not worried about gaining a pound or two over the next three weeks as I will get very strict again as soon as April 16th gets here (today was a good day - all Paleo except a few pasta shells). Also, my idea of cheating these days is to eat a zone like meal instead of pure Paleo - so am I really cheating?
I'm hoping that as soon as April 16th gets here we can start planning some rides or runs together. I would like to meet you guys in person (Erica, we met once, but you probably don't remember). Perhaps we should get Dave's uncle involved.
I am doing a duathlon in Wrentham MA April 18th if anyone is interested.
O.k. - back to work for me.