Now what?

Sonja Wieck

A Denver area triathlete enjoying every day of swim bike run. Mom to Annie, wife to Troy, and guide to a few brave athletes, I'm always in search of the next adventure.

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11 Responses

  1. Laura Mount says:

    I SO hear ya… but I haven’t been going hard for 6 years…. I’ve just been going. Time off is HARD. Yoga starts next week for me….

  2. Ange says:

    good for you. So smart but oh so so hard.

  3. Veronica B. says:

    I have nine weeks of off-season. I’m still S/B/R lightly, but am having fun exploring things I had let go for Ironman, like hiking and Karate. I feel you – I lose fitness SUPER fast too. (which is why I’m loathe to let go of S/B/R completely.) DEFINITELY a compulsive exerciser – my coach keeps peeking in on my logs and reminding me it’s OFF SEASON.

    As for weight, I’ve already gained EIGHT POUNDS (at 4’10” that’s no joke), so I feel ya there. Hopefully you have better willpower with food than I do – I can already feel the extra weight on my easy jogs.

  4. Randi says:

    Good. For. You. Let’s go hit some “oscar-worthy” movies while the kids are in school! We’ll be caught up before the nominations even come out. {Cutting back from work this month after last month. Oy!}

  5. Erin says:

    Good for you, dude! This is actually super cool for me (a non-SBR-er) to hear you chat about. I love running so much, that it’s hard to think about spending time NOT running instead. Go for zumba! I’ve joined a zumba class this semester and it’s been really fun! I’m so dorky and uncoordinated, but it’s fun to get silly anyways.

  6. Laura Trimble says:


    I’ll get back to you on the whole “resting” thing.

  7. Katy says:

    I vote for Karate class, too! So fun!! That’s what I did after CDA- so hard and keeps you in great shape. Plus, you can block any punch! Snow shoeing! Cross Country Skiing! Wrestling (with Troy??). And coming back in January feeling like, “OMG!!! I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to be on my bike! I cannot wait to get on my bike!”

    I’m excited for you! And keep me posted on your season choices :-)

  8. Beth says:

    Glad to hear that you are taking a break, and look forward to hearing about all your adventures.

  9. Kelly says:

    I have totally embraced, well maybe not totally in terms of my guilt, but in all other ways my off season. I have gained some weight, but I think my psyche and my body needed to be still for a while.

  10. Ben M says:

    VERY hard to do, but I’m sure it will be worth it. Been a long time reader and wish you the best of luck for next year!

  11. Doreen says:

    Good on ya for taking a real break!
    And….If you would like someone to indoor rock climb with I’d LOVE to!!!!!
    I’ve been wanting to get to that this winter so let me know!

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