I understand that I need a couple of weeks off so that I can be back to one hundred percent physically but getting that news was tough. My family comes first in life but a close second and third is my diabetes and my health. My health was so bad for so long when I was younger that I'm afraid I caused permeant damage when I was in my twenties. I'm in control of my diabetes but I can't fix what happened to my body from when I was eighteen until I was almost thirty. To be perfectly honest that is why I'm the athlete that I am, I push myself to the limit as an athlete because I think I can fix all of the bad that I have done. A week that I'm not in the gym, running or cycling makes me feel like I'm wasting my life. As extreme as that sounds I can say that if I had to give up cycling and running for any reason that I could, I'm extreme but I know my priorities and what means the most in my life. At the end of my life I'm not going to be sitting in my bed thinking about a 5k that I ran when I was 33. It will be the times I had with family and friends that I will be thinking about, at the end of the day that is all that matters. If I don't take time off and rest I will be doing more bad than good when it comes to my diabetes and my overall health.
My goal is to be at one hundred percent by the end of next week, I will then spend the following week enjoying the holidays with the people that are my life. December 27th it is game on, back to the training and workouts that I love so much. If I'm unable to train like I would like to starting on the 27th I will make some changes to my 2016 schedule. Honestly my training starts tomorrow, if I can't take time off and get my body better then I could wipe out my entire 2016 schedule. I'm looking forward to being my old self in the coming days, I apologize for the lack of blogs the past week but I'm back and getting better with each minute that passes.