For many of you reading this blog, exercise is your go-to method of reducing stress, clearing your mind, and simply making yourself feel good. Some of us can’t start the day without it. Some of us need it in some way, shape, or form each day to feel complete. But it’s useful to have a toolbox of other outlets which you can utilize to help improve your mental state when you are feeling a bit “off your game.” For me, I like to have at least two mental lifts each day. I start my day with exercise, but then by early afternoon those endorphins have worn off. At this point in the day, I need another pick-me up – another mental boost. My body and schedule do not always permit another round of exercise at this point in the day. So here are some other strategies I employ to provide myself with an afternoon “mental boost” to help me get through the day.
The colder weather and the shorter days signal the off-season for most of us here in New England. So in place of race reports and descriptions of in-season trials and tribulation, I will be sending this blog in a different direction for a while. The posts will be comprised of tidbits of information and advice on triathlon training, sports psychology, mindfulness, or anything else that strikes my fancy. So stay tuned if you are interested!
The Top 5 DO’s and DON’’T’s for your Triathlon Offseason