Some deal with these moments in different ways:
- Sign up for another race, or even multiple races
- Focus on a different goal such as finishing a triathlon or a cycling race
- Go into couch potato mode (no judging here - been there, done that!)
I suggested for both her and I to just enter "play" mode
This summer, we will explore things that we did when we were kids on summer vacation. This could include:
- Walking around the neighborhood with friends
- Walking the dogs/Mowing the grass/Checking the mail (all the fun stuff)
- Play hide and seek with the kids you're babysitting next door
- Use sidewalk chalk to create a hop scotch board
- Dig and make mud pies
- Have water balloon fights
These are all fun, active things that have no end date. They can be done nearly any time and with very little resources. If you decide to camp out in your back yard, it's not like you'll need to stock up on gels and liquids to stave off dehydration!
The point is to just live life with joy. We can train for thousands of different races and keep pushing for more, but once those races are over, we have to embrace the life that we have trained for.