Saturday, June 11, 2011
Yep. Mine got up and left. WTF?! I was on such a high after my last marathon, and now...nothin'. Makes me crabby.
I could blame it lots of things, I suppose: work, grad school, stress, only having 24 hours each day. But really, I think I might be...you know...the "l" word?...lazy.
AAARRRRRGGHHHH! I can't even bring myself to pull my running gear out of the dresser, much less put it on and go running. I haven't even participated in the Fit Club we have at work for the teenagers (in my defense, school just ended, and there is a two-week lag in programs ending & starting up again). Tony Horton has not looked at me through the television screen and whispered conspiratorially that he wants to see me "jump like a cat." Mee-ooowww!
Okay, so I did run once since the race- a local 5K on Memorial Day-and my time was decent (25:25 or 8:10/mile). But that was two weeks after the race, and I haven't done anything since then. I have had no drive, no desire, no impetus, no anything. I have a giant case of "blah is me."
So I guess I'm asking for some guidance. I know when my next local race is- Firecracker 5 Mile Run, July 2nd- but beyond that, the rest are scheduled so far into the future that I really don't feel any pressing need to get out there and work it, you know? And I know that I should be out there laying down some base miles before my training plans kick in, and that I should be watching my diet (and maybe even re-evaluating my diet?), and that I should care more.
But I just don't.
Could it be that my break from running post-marathon has been too long? Maybe I should have gotten right back into the swing of things? I don't know. I'm thinking that perhaps I need to find some sort of other goal, unrelated to running/fitness, that I should work towards in hopes that the boost to other parts of my psyche will work wonders for my running life. That is my hope.
But for now, only having access to 24 hours each day, I can't fathom taking an hour or two for myself when there's a research paper to be written, daughters to spend time with, bills to get paid, jobs to go to...I could go on.
We have had a terrible, cold spring here, and then last week? About three or four days of HEAT, the likes of which hardly ever come around (it was heavenly!). And now its back to cold, rainy, overcast, yuck. Those three or four days got me thinking about Vitamin D- you know, the "sunshine vitamin?" I felt soooo much better on those days, and am considering adding more Vitamin D to my gummy multivitamin each day. Thoughts???
Whatever I come up with- a different goal, different vitamins, different eating habits- I know it needs to be, well, different. Like I said earlier: AAARRRRRGGGGHHHH.