You may have noticed, but for the past couple of weeks, I had trouble smiling. I also had no motivation to do anything except my trainings. Since I am on strike and I don’t really have anything to do, I occupied my days by reading The Game of Thrones series… The books are really good, but they don’t have any value from the educational point of view. When I got tired of reading, I went to the computer. Then again, nothing really useful happened there. Facebook and youtube were all I did once on the computer. Between those computer/reading sets I would eat snacks.
The thing is, it was depressing for me. Being someone who likes to have people around, to have nobody to talk to all day wasn’t good. I was digging myself into a hole but I couldn’t seem to stop digging. That to was depressing. Because I felt cheap of not being able to get myself out of that slump….
But anyway, enough with the negative stuff! Yesterday I encountered my psychologist for the second time. Lysanne Goyer. You may know her because she was the first quebecer to do the Everest marathon… She pulled me out of my slump in 1h. She took me back to my original dream and reason to why I train hard like this day in day out. I want to go to the Olympics. Simple, but oh so hard! I know it’s a big dream. It’s not an easy dream. But who said dreams were supposed to be easily achievable? They would not be dreams it they were easily achievable…
The journey towards your dream is what will make you grow as a human being. And I think that this “slump” I was in is just part of the journey. Now, I have to learn about what happened to me so I will know what to do in the future when I get in this situation.
I could have written this blog last week, or the day after my last post. I had two full weeks of nothing to do it! But I just wasn’t doing it. That’s how I kept digging my hole… So now I’m taking my first good step back to feeling good again by posting my blog!
And now a quick update of what’s in it for me for the next 2 weeks.
I’m leaving on may 2nd for the PATCO Junior Triathlon North American Championships in Huatulco. I will be racing the following saturday. This is an important race for me because it serves as a qualification for the PATCO Junior Triathlon Championships in July. I’m looking forward to bringing my new and improved self-version from last year!
This weekend, I will be in the pool for the Team Champs with the CALAC swim club. I will be swimming the 1500m, 400m, 200m, 200m IM, 100m. All of it freestyle except for the 200 IM. My swimming has been going without problem since last thursday but I will still be careful to not re-injure myself.
As of my run, my left knee hurts… So again, I have something holding me back! Kind of tired of this because I really don’t know why my knee started hurting. I haven’t been doing anything different in the last month running wise. I even lowered my volume in the last couple weeks. So that’s why I wasn’t there with you guys yesterday on the track. I went for a water run instead (nowhere near as fun as on the track!) I think it’s nothing too serious but I’m going to the physio tomorrow “pour en avoir le coeur net”.
Enjoy the beginning of the hot weather (hopefully)!