Oh, Yes I Did

I have been feeling “meh” lately. I can’t put my finger on why. I don’t think it’s the post-marathon blues, although I’m sure there’s a little of that in there too.  I feel like I can’t get things organized. My thoughts, my house, my little world feels like it’s a yard sale right after you announce everything is half off. I can’t locate my satellites.

I'm still waiting....

I’m still waiting….

After living in my house for almost a year, you’d think I’d have all my shit together, wouldn’t you? Well, I don’t. I don’t even know where my shit is TO get together. I don’t even have all my pictures picked out for the frames that I haven’t put up yet. Then when I get the pictures printed, my kids have changed enough that I have to wonder if I should just take new pictures and put THOSE up.  I’m tired of the mess and the clutter. Admittedly, I’m also still mad about the marathon. I’m not upset about the experience, I’m upset that something so “simple” as salt can tear down in a matter of minutes what it took me months to build and years to earn. So I think I’m still getting over that. I’m still trying to re-boot. It’s almost like I don’t let myself think about the biggest and best marathon that I’ve ever run. And that makes me sad.

Waiting for a re-boot.

Waiting for a re-boot.

So what do you do when you feel “meh”. Me, I sign up for stuff. Oh, yes I did. I signed up for the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon, my backup marathon for Houston. And it may not even be a backup at that point, I may just run the hell out of it. It is only $60 to register for the month of May, and I know I can change it to the half if I want, but hey, it’s a really good deal.  And it’s basically in my back yard. Bonus. I just got my wetsuit in the mail too. Yes, I sign up for and order stuff.

I’ve been running really well lately, too. I’ve been averaging 8:30 minute miles, even on the easy days, and Saturday’s 10 mile run was an 8:00 pace. It gave me a huge high… until I had to do back-breaking yard work the rest of the day. I keep putting off tri training too. I feel like I’m breaking up with running. “It’s not you, Running, it’s me!”. Oy, it feels silly but after focusing on running for so long, it’s hard to break out of that routine. BUT I am getting on that bike this week and taking a nice long ride, just to see where I’m at. Then next Monday, I’m headed out for my first open water swim. Will I get eaten by sharks?  Will I start to love swimming and biking a fraction of how much I love running?  I don’t know, but I’m sure going to try and have a little fun.  And maybe by next week, I’ll have hung up my pictures.

So when you’re in between training for events, what do you do if you feel “meh”?



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10 thoughts on “Oh, Yes I Did

  1. I train the same even when not for an event… maybe reduce running distance every 2-3 weeks just to lighten up, but other than that, I keep running as usual.

    • I’m definitely keeping at training… I think that’s helped getting over the excitement and buildup of Boston. But as I look at my stack of frames and deck that needs power washed, I just think, “meh”.

  2. I too sign up for races and figure out a plan for the future. I make sure to give myself some time to come down off of any clouds I may have been on and recover before jumping back into training, but having another goal on the horizon keeps me going in the forward (an in my opinion…right) direction 🙂

    • I’m REALLY glad I have the tri goal because I probably would have signed up for all sorts of stuff that I would eventually regret! I don’t know what it is, but I know I’ll get over it, one mile at a time. I may even use some ocean therapy. And thanks for reading. 🙂 Hope your leg feels better soon!!

  3. I’m feeling meh myself. I’m not sure how to break out of it, but I do have a training plan, so I just follow it and hope my running fire will come back.

    If it makes you feel any better, I’ve lived in my house 8 years and I feel like I’ve not really unpacked. I want to rent a dumpster and just start pitching things.

    • It does make me feel better about not unpacking (or feeling like it) but then I feel bad for feeling better. Sigh. And maybe this meh thing is seasonal. Like allergies. Eventually it WILL go away.

  4. My primary mode is ‘just running’, so I always am just heading out for whatever run I feel like doing. I really am terrible about training plals, because if they mess with whatever run I want to do, I won’t do it! 🙂

    And right now we are still finishing up our ‘Christmas Album’ … my sister gave us one for a wedding shower gift and you record events of each Christmas for 20 years, and so I had to get a new one a couple of years ago to keep it going … and it seems to take longer each year to finish it up.

    Oh, and after a while those outdated kid photos become ‘retro’ 🙂

    • The Christmas Album sounds like a really neat, albeit a time consuming one. And I hung two pictures yesterday. Then when my son closed the back door, one promptly fell and shattered the frame that it landed on. Hmmmm.

      • I don’t know how many frames we’ve lost that way … eventually on some we just gave up on the whole ‘glass’ thing!

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