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Austin, Texas, United States
I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm so Dreamy...

Didn't sleep much last night...mind racing with great and stress-inducing thoughts...sore body...big client pitch today...new Dot the M contact to track down...vacation in a few days...Computrainer ride on Thursday...commercial shoot to schedule...web edits...yadda, yadda, yadda...

Spent a couple of hours tossing and turning with heart rate more brisk than usual. Also a classic sign of fatigue. When the alarm went off this morning, I was actually dreaming that I was supposed to be a swim coach this morning. I remember thinking that was hilarious and a cruel joke someone was playing on me so I turned off the alarm and thought, "Yeah, whatever...I'm not a swim coach." 

And now I know why...because I slept through swim practice!! Actually, I didn't sleep through it. Shawn's alarm went off at 5:30am, which meant if I hurried I could still make it and miss the warm up...Nah...not in the mood to rush at 5:30am. 

Instead, I went for a nice and comfy recovery run this morning through the hills of Exposition and Scenic. Warmed up my sore glutes and legs and had some good mind-numbing inner thoughts and dialogue that I just don't get in the pool...

Just what I wanted and needed (and I don't have to be a swim coach to know that).


5 comments:

greyhound said...

I know I'm overtrained or stressed out when I start dreaming that I'm a horn player again. When I start having performance anxiety in my sleep, it's time to take stock.

Donna said...

Hey, just found your blog through Wellsphere... been fun to read. I'm a beginner triathlete... maybe by the time I'm 50 I'll have an IM in me. :) Good luck to you!

Viv said...

Hang in there Caddy. You always inspire me through a tough training weekend you still made time to sit back and have a picnic then top it off with some Debbie Gibson. I am still tryin got learn the balnace and doing half the distance. ?You are going to do fantastic at C'da this year. Way to listen to the body this morning and congrats on that check. The words on that article that got posted were worth a million times that :-)

ShirleyPerly said...

Had a weird dream too recently and have been wondering whether I was feeling over-trained/over-stressed. Mis-read and did triple my swim warm-up yesterday which led me to bail on the main set. I should have stayed in bed ...

Borsch said...

Good luck with everything!