Well after a really rough week last week dealing with a horrible virus, I am happy to have a new week in front of me. I was flat out sick for 2 days straight and took an entire 7 days off to make sure I recovered. I knew I was digging myself into a hole and in hindsight a rest day last Sunday may have been all it took to avoid getting so sick. It was a good lesson though, and the week off did me tons of good. I slept and slept and then slept some more. I have been going full tilt for a while and I didn't realize just how run down I really was until my body shut down completely.
So no race on the weekend, which we are both grateful for after seeing that it was a rainy, miserable day. We were planning on tenting and I can't imagine it would have been a pleasant experience.
Today was my first day back in the saddle and it felt sooo good to get out. Even though the wind was howling at 50km/hr, I could care less and was just plain happy and grateful to be outside, on my bike, in the sun.
I did an easy 50km and felt fantastic.
I will keep the training light this week, but I am looking forward to building back up the volume. 2 weeks till GWN is plenty of time to get back into my groove. I feel more motivated, excited and inspired to train than I have in a long while.
Sometimes a break is what is necessary to come back fresh and recharged. I am both.
Thanks to my body for the message, I am sorry it had to be so loud...and painful!
TFTD: Bike 50km 2 hrs