Monday, October 12, 2009

Off-Season

You know what I’m doing on a day-to-day basis? Nothing. Well, that’s not exactly true. I get up around 10 or so and read books…go to coffee shops…watch movies…eat every fattening food I can think of…stuff like that. It’s basically what you’d call the life of a socialite. Well…the life of a broke socialite. Which if you think about it, takes all the fun out of the experience. It’s funny, because I used to think that doing basically nothing would be the life. And even now, when I explain my day to my friends they’ll claim how they wish they had my life. But guess what? They don’t really mean it just like I don’t really want it. Don’t get me wrong…I like a vacation just as much as the next person. But then after you have sat around and done nothing for too many days, you get veeeery tired of it. You shouldn’t have to put your trip to the bank on your schedule just to give your day some structure. Even eating dessert twice a day gets old. (I know. Crazy!)

I plan on beefing up my volunteering in the next few weeks, and even though it’s not time for me to get back on the track yet, I do think I will start being active. Working out 5 hours a day down to 0 is hard on the body, even though it sounds backwards, so I’ll get moving in some civilian type of ways. Perhaps a spin class or two and maybe I’ll jog by the marina and let all the people pass me as I huff and puff. The thing about our off-season is that it’s crucial that we do let our bodies truly rest and our nagging injuries that we’ve been ignoring get a chance to heal. So I know I have to respect my body enough to give it that time. But I guess that doesn’t mean I need to be a bum. So I plan on being a more productive member of society for the rest of my time until work starts back up. And perhaps I’ll cut the desserts back to one a day.

6 comments:

jujusa said...

I hope that you love your life...
it's the most important ;-)

Anonymous said...

Good grief.

Dana said...

LOL! Enjoy your time off! Let your creative juices flow! Maybe you can fill your day with preparing for what you'll do after track! I know you said you wanted to be on TV... so make it happen!! =)

Jon Lustig said...

This is sort of off topic, but maybe not since you've just used the word off-season. I'm wondering what your plans are for your right knee at this point? I remember you saying that you planned to follow up with the surgery after this past season, no matter how things went. I guess since things turned out pretty well in a lot of ways, that complicates things a bit. It seems that if this surgery is inevitable, looking at the next few years, taking care of the problem now would be the best of the bad options. I know things aren't really that simple for a bunch of reasons, just wondering where things stand there.

Brianna said...

yea, I'm not sure yet what I'm doing about my knee.

Bianca said...

Yay! Living like a socialite on a pauper's budget. Don't sweat it... pretty soon it'll be back to the grind. Soak it up and read for me :)