Happy Wednesday all!!!
It’s hard to believe two weeks ago I was running 13.1 miles before work, 10 at a marathon pace. One week ago I was tapering for my marathon, and then today…today I didn’t do crap!!!
I have had a lot of emotions since my marathon on Sunday. Some moments of anger as COME ON MAN I really wanted that BQ! Then moments of…. you know what 3:41 isn’t a bad time at all, with 90% humidity nice job. Then omg….training is over now what?!?! Then wow girl you completed 2 marathons this year with times of 3:35 and 3:41 that’s amazing!
Usually around this time the Marathon Blues set it, it’s a real thing look it up. You basically have spent all this time training, preparing and getting ready for this BIG event and NOW it’s over!!! It is well kinda sad! I didn’t realize it was a thing until a dear friend pointed it out. Pretty much every marathon that I have completed I have had the marathon blues. They have lasted a week or two, and then slowly go away. SO far…so far GUESS WHAT?!?! No marathon blues for this girl! Seriously, I was so darn sick of training for this thing….I would have tossed in the towel months ago if I wasn’t so committed, plus there was the whole going home to run a marathon thing.
I now have time to REST, RELAX, do WHATEVER THE HELL I WANT! I don’t have a 13 mile training run before work. Saturday I won’t be longing over 2-3 hours out on the road. Now don’t get me wrong I love a training schedule I do, but back to back marathons ARE A LOT and for both of these I completed full training cycles.
Now folks keep asking me, welllllppppp what’s next Jamie. What are you going to do?? You all I am going to rest! I am going to practice some BALANCE in my life!!! This past year or so has been crazy miles, CRAZY MILES. I am going to figure out a balance of food and running for fun. It doesn’t have to be crazy weeks of 60+ miles, nope……relaxxxxxx enjoy life.
So what is next for me, balance that’s what’s next. I love fall and I am going to enjoy the heck out of it. I love crisp morning runs, with no pace to chase after and I am going to run those miles. I LOVE pumpkin spice EVERYTHING and I am going to enjoy this, with moderation of course. Now this will take the same discipline I just completed with my training as balance doesn’t come easy for me, it really is something I have struggled with for YEARS. I am going to try my best =)
So for now I rest, enjoy, and ahhhhh yes BALANCE!!
PS- Part of this plan also involves blogging more =)