I’ve had a wild 4 months. It put things back into perspective for me and helped me realize that I’m not the exercise addict that I often wonder if I am. I can, when necessary, just let it go. After 3 really down volume months I’m ready to start training hard again for the running, cycling, and tri season – who knows – I might continue to feel this MMA bug digging at me too. I stayed pretty active in the weight room through it all, but the tri training really suffered. Here’s what my 2008 has looked like so far. The hours trained in all three sports are down from 2007. The most alarming are probably the swim yardage. I used to overtrain my swim, but this year I’ve gone the other direction I’m afraid by not training enough. Column one represent cycling hour by month, column two is running hours, column three is swim yardage. Despite this weak effort I still won my “A” race at Old Hickory Lake. Here’s to a stronger 2009!