I am in a funk of sorts and not sure when it might end. I think it’s the time change.
At first after the marathon, I wanted to get right back on the road. After 5 days of rest, I started running again. I looked forward to it and enjoyed running for fitness and pleasure again…..but
Now, I go to work in the dark and when I get home it’s dark so I am finding it hard to find time to run. I am not afraid of running in the dark but I worry about tripping etc.
I did bring my running bag to work and ran on Tuesday during my lunch but I don’t think that’s going to work. First, I’m sweaty and no place for a shower and second, there is no good place here to run. The run I ran Tuesday at lunch break has so many hills that it was gruelling and not what I wanted.
I could run on my treadmill or go to the gym but I just don’t want to.
And…my desire to eat everything in the house has not gone away. It’s not quite as bad as during training but still bad.
No exercise + eating like a small horse = fat Charlotte
I hope I adjust to the time change and learn how to get back on track.
The truth is, I miss marathon training. I guess not having a rigid schedule (to me) is like not having to exercise. I miss having a goal. I might even be a little depressed about not training…yes, I’m nuts!
I think I will put together a schedule to try to run to. Not marathon type training but a schedule and that might help keep me accountable.
I will be running another marathon. I think about it all time. I need to lose about 15 more lbs for my next one. I realized that during this one. I am close to my goal weight but I need to go lower to do a better job on my next 26.2 miles.
I did spend $80 dollars for my marathon photos. They were not very flattering but it was my first one and I had to have the pictures.
This picture is not flattering…I guess no race pics are but this one shows that I crossed that line upright, strong, injury free and with a smile on my face….and I had stated that those were my goals. I did it. 🙂
I have plans to do a long run on Saturday. I’d at least like to keep that as part of my habit.
I’ll get it together. I still love running. I still think about it all the time but this week has been lazy!
“We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek