The Hardest Week of The Year
This won’t be a long post – just a quick update and a small rant. After the open, I’d felt a little defeated, I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped, so I didn’t feel like I’d really “earned” any time off. I just wanted to get back to training, back to the grind, getting better. Though I can’t fault myself for this, it’s what has always motivated me; it’s become an issue. The day I took off between the Open and starting to train again probably wasn’t enough to fully recover, maybe physically it was, but mentally it wasn’t. I was still ground down, and the excitement of starting a new chapter overshadowed the fact that I’d just finished a pretty big thing. So now I’m here – grinding through my work, making small progress, but having hit and miss days, sleeping poorly. I’d rather have 100% days, even if it means for the next 5 I do nothing. That’s the decision I’ve made, 100% off, no Airdyne, no nothing. Well maybe some mobility, if I can come back squatting better there’s no harm there. It’s funny though all the training, doing nothing might actually be the hardest thing I do this year.
I guess I didn’t really make a point here – the point I meant to make is that the right thing is often harder than the wrong one, and it’s even harder to make when it’s your own advice. The rest of you can take time off after the open, but not me? That doesn’t make a load of sense. I guess I’m saying bit the bullet and do the right thing.
I’m pumped to come back stronger. Just in time for Regionals in Chicago!