Dressing up with your husband for Halloween and singing a LOT of karaoke, is not only a good way to have fun, but it may just convince you that miracles can happen (like you fitting into a costume you made in college that you actually GLUED together vs. sewing because of course you didn't know HOW to so - ok, still don't). Getting the outfit off, not nearly as fun or enjoyable. I think I might have to retire that one!
I did partake (and it was a-ma-zing, no I did not eat the whole thing in one sitting, but I did eat the whole thing). I was instructed to gain seven pounds after the season was over. Check, check and CHECK! Now the jeans are tight and it is time to get back at it in about a week!
Check out cute triathletes to be sporting only the BEST gear! This cutie is already a Fuel Your Passion fan (let's face it, who isn't!). Love the picture! Baby/Future Superstar: Ben, Proud Father: Jeff
Run in Central Park among the beautiful leaves and other fitness enthusiasts! I'm only doing short 30 min workouts (2 per sport per week - yep, that's only 3 hours total) so by the time I made it to central park from my hotel it was almost time to turn around. Bummer! I do what I'm told, even in the off season!
Go to some social events and let your hair down! That's just what I did this past weekend at Kyle's brother's wedding! We had a blast and got to see two of our favorite people get married! A huge congratulations to Jeremy and Jen!! These are my SISTERS! Not sister-in-laws, but real sisters! Love ya Jen, Lis & Brit!
Cook your____ off! I've been playing Martha Stewart in my spare time. I've made everything from brie/apple/chicken quesadillas to this butternut squash lasagna ! I'm not sure what has gotten into me! It must be just a combo of having more time and really wanting to incorporate some new fall foods and recipes.
As you can see, if you're in the time of year where you're taking a step back, re-evaluating where you've been and just about to take the next step into a new season of training, it's a great idea to step back, have a little fun and not be afraid to branch out and do some things that don't usually fit in your schedule. I've loved this time and even though I'm getting to the point where I'm ready to be back to my regular training schedule, I believe every athlete needs a break from training both physically and mentally to start next year with a renewed sense of motivation!! I ask all of my athletes to take this time and take it seriously! We work really hard, recovery / rest hard as well! The amount of time you need will depend on how many hours you put in. Someone like me needs around five weeks total due to my long season and high hours. You may need just a few weeks and your body and mind will be ready to go!