Members of Team SJS just minutes before the start of the 2010 Fox Cities Half Marathon!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Singing the Blues

So I have been struggling with some post race depression ever since I finished the half. I kind of knew that it would happen or that it was at least a possibility. So much time, energy, and emotion went into that race that it was pretty much inevitable. However, I thought I would be through it by now.

I am planning to do the Noodleini 15k on November 28th. Mike is doing it too, but this time we are running our own races and he will be finished way ahead of me!! So I've been plugging away at a training plan to keep me ready for the 9.3 miles. But I have battled an unending problem with my dang feet once again. They are just so damn bruised. Plain and simple, that's it. I can't walk without shoes or slippers in my own house, including the carpeted floors. I have always wanted to be thin, but fat feet has never been on my list of problem areas! I want a little cushion on those bad boys, but it's just not gonna happen. I've recently been avoiding more runs than I have completed and I can feel it in my mood.

I somehow need to find it in me again to keep on track. I know it's in my blood and I know it makes me feel better. I have to remind myself of why it is I run. There are so many reasons. More reasons to do it than to stop. Time to refocus and get things back in order. I know I will, I always do. Let's just hope this song ends soon and one with a quicker tempo starts again real soon!

1 comment:

  1. I'm rooting for you and hope you start feeling better very soon. It will pass, just don't dwell on it too much.