Since the Marine Corp Marathon on the 30 of Oct I have been in a big funk! Nothing is fun, nothing is relaxing, easy or even worthwhile. Getting up, getting going, getting moving is so hard!
I heard something about some elites taking a few weeks off to refuel and recharge. I'm wondering if this is a case of burn out.
After a week of allergy and asthma difficulties I knew expecting my body to run 50K would be insane. I also knew that just being with my running friends would lift my spirits. So off to the races.
I made a few goals and decided to run till I just knew it would be time to call it a day. That was 17 miles.
My goals were to perfectly manage my pace, from the very start of the race. This I accomplished. My second goal was to keep my head in the moment. I usually race ahead to the finish line, the next aid station, the drive home, something like that. I wanted to keep my mind exactly in the moment. I did very well at achieving this, pulling my mind back to the moment. It worked out very well.
Seeing, being with... and HUGGING my running family just was magic! Today I feel so much better.
Today I was watching running videos on youtube. I came across one that seemed to have an answer.
"The mountains are calling and I must go".... I need a good trail run. I need to just "be" in the mountains, just run, sweat, and just be. Sylamore Trail here I come!
Running is the solution to my burnout! gotta love it!!