Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#WeWereWinter, now it's time for a #SpringFling

There's nothing like the Olympic Games to make me power up stairs harder, win sprint faster, lift longer, burpee better, spin stronger, etc. etc. etc.  I have always loved watching the Olympics, but I have a new found respect for the athletes this year.  I am not exactly training for the Olympics, but I have dedicated the last 14 months to becoming an athlete.  Back in high school I wanted to be on the first Canadian women's bobsleigh team...because that wasn't even a possibility...and now, well, don't think I didn't go crazy when Humphries and Moyse won gold at back to back Olympics!

So now what?  It's all over, and I (like the rest of the world) have 2 years to wait until our Summer Games athletes don the red and white and march proudly into Maracanã Stadium.  And, also my impending return to work is looming.  How do I deal with that?  

Time to make the most of the time I have left.  That sounds ominous, and it is.  I am looking forward to returning to the working world, but how do I deal with being at work for 9 hours a day 5 days a week without a set schedule?  Retail means working out with the ninja twice a week with set times will most likely be a thing of the past, and I don't think I'm ready to give that up.  But, I may have to in order to keep my job.  So what to do, what to do?

Well, I can tell you what I'm not going to do.  I'm not going to watch terribly scripted "reality" shows (as the Olympics...including the Paralympics are over) on telly, it's time to focus, act like a real athlete after the Olympics and set some goals for my real world life!  Perhaps you've heard of post Olympics depression (POD as one of my friend's husband calls it)?  Well, I feel like I'm going to go through post TC Health Challenge and subsequent unsustainable insane workout schedule depression...TCHC&SUIWSD for short.

Time to get over #WeAreWinter and think about having a #SpringFling.