I was somewhat surprised to find that the race I did Saturday was the first race I'd done all year. Usually I do either a New Year's Day run or something in the early spring. Nope. Not this year.
I did have an unusually sedentary winter, even by my own lax standards. So my fourth-place-out-of-four in the age group was not surprising.
Room for improvement, starting at a sprint triathlon this coming Saturday. Since it's a short distance and has a pool swim, it's always a good race to start the season with, even if I'm terribly out of shape.
Self-awareness is a good thing. Some seasons require a person to sacrifice some sleep so that they can improve their physical health and overall quality of life. However, some seasons are just perfect for sleeping late, drinking coffee and having a Pop-Tart.