Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Play That Funky Music White Boy

We all get into a rut from time to time and no matter how good your routine has been you just get into that funk.  This is where I have been for the past week.  My workouts, when I have done them, have been mediocre. 
It feels like I have lost focus or motivation, but deep down inside I know I haven’t lost any of that. It is hard for me to become unmotivated when I in the middle of racing season because I am focused on specific races and training specifically for those races.
So what kind of funk am I in?
When I really sat down and analyzed what the issue is it was apparent that the funk I am in is related to the change in the routine I have gotten used to.
The past two weeks the pool that I swim at was closed for it’s annual cleaning.  Doesn’t seem like a big deal, but when you are used to swimming 2-3 times a week and suddenly stop, it threw me off a little.  Additionally, the weather has cooperated most of the spring.  However, we have had more rain recently which can derail a training plan.  The biggest issue I recognized is that our family schedule changed.  We all of a sudden went from only having a couple of kid’s activities per week to having something four of the five weeknights.  Just so you know I wouldn’t change that for anything.  My family and kids come first.  I need to make an adjustment that allows my family to stay first and also permits my training time.
This means more early morning workouts, but the problem is I am having a hard time adjusting to that early morning schedule.  Human nature is to resist change and if you know me, I really don’t like change that much.  It must be done to keep my life balance in check.
Now it’s time to refocus and get back on track.  We have all arrived at this fork in the road at some point.  Just remember the roughest and hardest road leads to the greatest rewards.
I think I just talked myself out of my funk.  Thank you for listening.  One of my favorite WWE wrestlers to watch as a kid was the Ultimate Warrior.  I am shaking the ropes and ready to get after it.  As the Ultimate Warrior once said, “Full of the juice to carry the spaceship as far as it wants to go”.

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