Pass the Stuffing - my brief guide to the holidays. 

You’re a triathlete, I get it. But that doesn’t mean that you have to be a lunatic when it comes to training, eating and drinking around the holidays.

 

When I schedule training for my athletes around the holidays, there are a lot of off days or “choice” workouts. Why? You all have families, parties and travel schedules and lots of other “real life” things going on that should be taking priority over your training schedule.

 

If you’re consistent through the other 11 months of the year, it’s OK to have some flexibility around the holidays and even take a little extra rest and eat/drink/sleep a little more.  I’m here to tell you it’s all going to be OK and might even serve you well when the warmer months return.

 

So when someone asks if you want an extra helping of stuffing, or go to a movie, or if you’d rather spend the afternoon on the couch than pound out a trainer session over the holidays – go right ahead…I give you permission.