The past few weeks I had been drained.  No energy, not a ton of motivation.  Things here and there were not going the way I would like, my training was floundering, I just didn’t want to do anything.  I was burnt out.

Last weekend we took a quick trip for our anniversary to Portland, OR.  Just a quick three hour trip down the road from Seattle.  We stayed for just the weekend, walking around the markets, eating copious amounts of amazing food from food trucks and local restaurants and generally just enjoyed all the city had to offer including some fabulous weather while we were there.


[pullquote align=”right”]I was burnt out.[/pullquote]

Fast forward to Monday and I feel like I have been refreshed and recharged 100%.  Work isn’t painful, things start looking up and I have become a machine with my training and diet routines.  To start the day I woke up with a ton of energy and bike commuted to work (3.8 miles).  At the office I had a full and productive day which included a noon run of about 3.7 miles.   Then I bike commuted back home, another 3.8 miles.  At home I proceeded to cook dinner, chop up fruits and veggies for later, do all our dishes, clean up the kitchen, do some laundry take out some recycling and compost and walked the dog several times.  My girlfriend asked me several times to come and sit down, but I had plenty of energy and I just wanted to do things while I felt up to it.

I had no idea this trip would be such a kickstarter to get back into my routine again, and I guess I won’t take for granted what little getaways no matter how small actually mean to your body and your mind.  Can’t wait to see how I feel coming back from the Philippines.  Well… minus the jet-lag.