Have you ever heard of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs? It's this whole theory that there are certain basic needs that must be met in every human before they can progress to things like friendship, love and intimacy. For example, if you are starving, feeling insecure isn't really on your radar. This theory has been on my mind this week. There has been a lot going on at my house, and without going into detail, I will just say I'm totally emotionally exhausted. Being the parent of a child with Asperger's is not an easy task - actually being a parent of any child is not an easy task. I feel like in the Trimommy's Hierarchy of Needs the number 1 priority is my family, and let's face it, sometimes that takes every bit of my energy. If that priority isn't being met, training isn't even on the radar.
I started a ride tonight and didn't finish. There was just nothing left. I skipped 4 workouts this week. I emailed my coach several times, and all she did was encourage me. I am so thankful for that. She gets it. So I will call this week Recovery Week Act II.
Swim: 1h 2900 yds
Bike: 3h 48m 4s 53.29 mi
Run: 30m 3s 3.12 mi
Movement Prep: 5m
Total: 5h 23m 7s
I feel that this week has really given me a lot of perspective somehow, though. I may not be any more fit than I was last week nor may I understand my child any better than I did last week, but one thing is for certain - he knows that I love him no matter what. I guess that is not something I can really list under the training numbers, but it definitely counts for something.