No surprise to me but here it is, the so-called ‘off-season’ again, and I’m just not feelin’ it. Without the added motivation of upcoming races (and fear of embarrassment), I’m really not excited to keep workin’. I’ve even been passing up invites for group rides… You might call it a little bit of burn out, but I’m not too concerned, as the race season didn’t finish that long ago, and breaks are not only a good thing, but also necessary if you want to keep getting stronger and faster – not to mention if you want to stay interested in your sport. That said, I don’t want to sit on my arse for too long either, especially when I’m seeing so many comments on facebook go back and forth between fellow riders – Josh has been running and swimming, Peter’s out cross-country skiing, and Gord is still out riding as usual. With that in mind, here is a blog post by my friend Tyler, on finding ways to help keep up with that work out schedule, even when you’d rather just skip it.

Kicking “I don’t feel like working out” in the shins

A friend of mine told me when I was 18 years old that the way I let my body develop over the next few years would have a major influence in the shape of my body for the rest of my life.  He was referring to being fit, and although I have no research to prove or disprove this statement, it doesn’t diminished the impact those few words have had on me.

Within 6 months of hearing that statement, I completely altered my fitness level and changed my physical trajectory for, what has been, the next dozen years.  Will it continue for the next 10, 20, 50 years?  I hope so, but only time will tell.  The real question is, can I find away to keep dragging my butt outside for a run or ride, or off to the gym for a quick lift?

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