I finished 18.5 last night and felt horrible.
I had to sit down for 15 minutes and then eat something.
Still, I felt bad. I usually never feel bad after a workout.
I think it was a combination of things: stress, anxiety, pressure, my wrist sprain, odd workout times for me, pushing hard on 18.5, etc that my body protested.
I came home and took a bath. Laid down. Felt a bit better…
The Open this year was tough. Very tough. Demoralizing in a way I haven’t been in a long time.
Training begins now for next year.
I’m unsure yet how much of a break I’ll take first.
Right now, I’m just enjoying it being over. I’m awaiting Wednesday when I find out my final place in the region. I know it’s better than last year and that’s all I could have hoped for…
2 thoughts on “After Five Weeks, the Open Has Come to a Close…”
You look GREAT… listen to your body though and take a little break. It’s amazing how much work goes in to preparing for a competition and then the competition goes by so quickly. You are inspiring me. I want to train for “something,” but not sure what yet.
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You’re strong, determined, and smart… well done with this years’ open, God bless you!! 🙂