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Turning it OFF.
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I am a big fan of the off-season and making sure there is actually an “off” part of my season.   Its extremely important for me to actually take time away from the rigid, disciplined schedule that I maintain about 10 months out of the year.  I am fortunate to be able to live my dream.  But, its hard work and I am always ready to take a break.  Aside from the physical recovery that I need, the off season also gives me a chance to recover mentally.  It’s refreshing to recharge, refocus, and reconnect with my friends and family.  Yes, I am still training and I am focused on my goals for 2012.  But, it’s a great feeling to have a less structured schedule and be able to ride on the same (windy, flat and boring) roads I first rode on and run through the trails in Seashore State Park and Mt. Trashmore.  It’s been a great two weeks back home in Virginia Beach…  here are some highlights of my trip so far:

–       Attending the New York Athletic Club’s annual Athletic Banquet and awards dinner.  It was an incredible experience and it is an honor to be part of that organization.  Joe Namath was the guest speaker. Short and to the point.  Very inspirational.

–       Playing trivia night at the Public House in Norfolk, VA with friends.

–       Finding my old iPod loaded with tunes from 2004.  Listening to that thing used to be the only way I could get through a long ride or run.

–       Spending time with my girlfriend Jaclyn

–       Hot House Yoga in Norfolk and at Hilltop.

 

Up next… Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot with Jaci, my Dad, and two brothers Eric and Jeff as well as seeing some familiar faces from when I first started running in VB, eating a lot of turkey and pie, watching college football, and going to the VBLS Lifeguard Reunion.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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