Slow and Steady

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday Tidbit: runners block

Laziness may appear attractive, 
but work gives satisfaction.
~Anne Frank

Ugh! Where did my motivation go? I ran my 1/2 marathon March 13th, I PR'd in case you didn't know, and then Monday did my Krav Maga workout as scheduled. Tuesday I ran 2 miles to shake out my legs and BAM! Nothing. I was done. Tired. I don't even know what happened to the rest of my week. I didn't go to Krav Maga Wednesday, I didn't run Thursday or Friday either. I went to Krav Maga on Saturday and by Saturday night I was toast again. What is the deal with this recovery time? I went to Krav Maga last night, didn't run today and will be tested for my first belt in Krav Maga tomorrow night. I have a trail 1/2 marathon this Saturday and I am so not motivated to go. I know I will feel better if I run it, but I feel like I have lost my mojo and just want to be lazy for a while.

I feel like some of this funkiness is coming from the fact that I PR'd. You know the feeling when you finish a good book and you are disappointed you don't have it to look forward to anymore. Well now that I have accomplished my 1/2 marathon goal I don't really know what to do with myself anymore. I do not have a marathon picked out for this year yet and I am not certain I will choose one? Most of my triathlons are summer ones and I feel like I am in a gray area of training even though I really just got started. Does anyone do abbreviated training cycles with breaks in between?

Why I Kick A$$: Because I when I count calories I gain weight, when I pig out on junk food, I lose weight. Who knew oreos and ice cream were the way to my goal weight.
Thankful Three:
  1. For hang out time with my cousins
  2. For being done with the bazillion things that were on my plate at work
  3. For The Office re-runs


Amanda@runninghood said...

oh my, congrats! I'm the worst blog reader ever...forgive me. Now I have to go back and find this info as well as catch up! I find myself in gray areas all the is always weird coming down off of having a big goal for so long and then not having anything specific.

Molly said...

I went through a break in January and February, my first race of the year was early March! So I get how you feel when you're not training for something.

L Finch said...

For me, if I don't have a race planned a month, then I feel like I'm in a slump. I totally get what you are saying. So get out there and run that 1/2 girl! You'll feel soo much better.

ajh said...

Allow yourself some down time but I get it. I do like to have a goal in mind. Can you pick out a fun race you want to do that you haven't done before? Today I had some friends at work ask me to train them for a 5K. I think they may have half meant it. I am hoping they did. Do you have a friend to get into running? I am tired and just throwing some thoughts out there.

ajh said...

Oh yeah, congrats on the PR. What was it? I have a half coming up in two weeks but I know I won't PR. (especially with that attitude)