Anyone feeling a bit out of it this week? I am. To be honest, I haven’t really felt settled since I got back from New York last Monday. I didn’t come right home after my trip because my parents were in Aruba and so I stayed at their place. Princeton lives there (he hates the condo) so we got to hang out there together for a week. I miss having him around all the time so it was great to get him all to myself again. Anyway, I was still living out of bags and not eating so well (post-marathon diets are kind of the best/worst). I think I bought my lunch every single day at work last week…#fail. It wasn’t horrible but after my super simple pre-race diet, all of the not-so-healthy food started to make me feel a bit gross by the end of the week. I finally came back home on the weekend and did groceries yesterday so I should be returning to a state of normalcy real soon. Here’s hoping. Hah.
I just feel really behind on things and am craving a little bit of structure. I’m not talking about running…but more life-related things. This always happens after a race, at least for me. I know I’ve talked about it before but I kind of get to a point where I’m like, “Now what?” With no marathon or trips on the horizon, my mind races and I think about all of the other things that I could/should be planning, organizing and structuring.
If you follow Bethany @babfitrunlife), you would have seen her post the other day where she talks about her post-marathon blues. Here is part of her caption:
“It’s hard to adapt to life again. Right now I am trying to focus on catching up… I am reconnecting with friends and family, catching up on that big to-do list, pursuing different hobbies, and resuming whatever else got pushed to the side during training. Also setting goals, long term, short term, whatever it might be. I also know in a couple months I’ll be bitching about doing long runs in the snow again…so I tell myself to enjoy this time now… Oh the runner struggle you are so real, so so so real.”
Anyway, I don’t even know where I’m going with this. I feel like I just need to sit down, come up with a plan, do things that make me happy, see people that I love, and get some sort of gym schedule going. I ran three miles and did a circuit on Sunday which involved many jump squats and I still can’t walk properly. Help me. This is what happens when you neglect everything else except running for a million months.
Time to refocus, work on those November goals, and enjoy the downtime from running.