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January 29, 2010

BACK TO REALITY

First of all, let me say THANKS to all of you who posted to my blog, sent me an email, texted me, or just showed up at my house to tell me that I am crazy completely normal. For the record, only RC told me I was insane and he didn't specifically say I was nuts, but that generally most women runners have a little bit of crazy going on inside. He lives in a house, not only with three women, but three women athletes, so he is definitely in the know when it comes to crazy-speak.

At any rate, I'm fine now. Thanks to everyone telling me they were or are currently going through the same things, I've deduced that it's probably just a combination of being tired and this craptastic weather that have just made me not want to put forth the effort.

The biggest thing I've taken away from this (besides that I have some really great friends, and one awesome older brother) is that it's okay to feel less than motivated from time to time. It's just a part of the cycle of life.

I haven't run in almost a week and I don't feel one iota of guilt about it. I'm just catching up, cooking dinner at a reasonable hour, and hanging out with friends and family. Tonight is the Urban Cowboy party and I'm looking forward to staying out late and sleeping in even later....because you can do that when you don't have a race to run or a Quality Workout to do at 7am on Saturday.

Maybe if you're lucky I'll post some pictures of the party...

I plan on starting back with running next week. A no-pressure, no-frills kind of running. As many miles as I feel like it, as slow as I want to go.

Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

Char said...

It's good you took that week off. You'll feel much better after a break. And good on you for not feeling guilty - I've yet to master that.

Teamarcia said...

No frills and no pressure sounds really good! have a great weekend!

Firefly's Running said...

No pressure. Have fun! That's all you can do.

Thomas Bussiere said...

Everybody needs time off from the things they enjoy doing. Take 4-6 weeks off from running (Maybe a little running but no serious training) and you will find your passion coming back stronger then ever. It worked for me when I hit the burn-out stage.