Iâ€™ve been struggling to blog regularly ever since I got an Apple computer last year. I know itâ€™s a bad excuse, but thereâ€™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, Iâ€™ve caved in and loaded Windows 7 on my Mac, just so I can run Windows Live Writer â€“ hands down the best weblog writing software around. Hopefully this will help me simplify my Halloween resolution (I couldnâ€™t wait until New Year) which is to write more.
Weâ€™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. Itâ€™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 Iâ€™m following some advice I heard years ago but never had the guts to listen to: Iâ€™m doing nothing thatâ€™s like triathlon. Iâ€™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). Thereâ€™s nothing routine about my days here in Seattle, and itâ€™s really fun. Itâ€™s also making me crave the hard training and routine. Iâ€™m already counting the days until I get back to the grind.