Headaches replaced goose bumps.

A year later, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez can easily identify when his 2011 season unraveled.

"I didn't prepare myself the way I should have. I wasn't ready," said Gonzalez, who showed up at spring training heavier than was expected a year ago. "It was a big difference from 2010. It was difficult to do anything — to train and work out without all the attention and (media) always asking me questions. I forget what I was doing. This winter, it was a lot easier to be normal. I don't miss the craziness."