Halloween Resolution


I’ve been struggling to blog regularly ever since I got an Apple computer last year. I know it’s a bad excuse, but there’s just no good blogging app for Mac OSX. So today, after over a year of begrudgingly blogging in html, and hating the process of adding pictures and hyperlinks to my posts, I’ve caved in and loaded Windows 7 on my Mac, just so I can run Windows Live Writer – hands down the best weblog writing software around. Hopefully this will help me simplify my Halloween resolution (I couldn’t wait until New Year) which is to write more.

We’re well into the off-season (for me) even though there are definitely still races going on. 5150 Clearwater was cancelled, but there are two World Cups left. I called it a year after Huatulco World Cup. It was my 15th race of the year, and I have been trying to push through a tender foot for a couple months. It’s time to give it some rest and really heal up. Next year is going to be a big one, so to do well it will take a body at 100% going in.

For the next few weeks I’m following some advice I heard years ago but never had the guts to listen to: I’m doing nothing that’s like triathlon. I’m visiting friends, kayaking, sailing doing daily Pilates classes, playing with my nephew, watching lectures on iTunes U and sleeping 10 hours a day (okay that last part is a lot like triathlon training). There’s nothing routine about my days here in Seattle, and it’s really fun. It’s also making me crave the hard training and routine. I’m already counting the days until I get back to the grind.

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Ben Collins Professional Triathlete

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