The last month has been weird for me… My mind wanted to run and was planning all of these races that I wanted to do and then my body was basically like, “yeah, that’s not going to happen”. I wanted to run so bad that I threw my poor body into runs that it wasn’t quite prepared for and in addition to that when I was done I was feeling nothing less than terrible… I was mad that my runs felt like crap and that my body wouldn’t work the way that I wanted it to and that my mind was ready to get out there and run my next marathon…I’ve been a runner my entire adult life and have never felt this before… Runner’s Blue’s… I didn’t even know such a thing existed…now that I know I may take a few tips from this article.
It’s been one month since my marathon and I had my first great run on Friday… I did a 6 mile tempo with negative splits. It felt amazing! I finally felt like I was starting to get back to my old self… It was the confidence boost that I needed to motivate me to find a training plan and get excited for my fall marathon. So here I am, ready for day one of my fall marathon training, not ready to talk goals just yet but I can tell you I am super excited because not only am I hoping for another BQ… this will be my bestie’s FIRST marathon ever (yes there will be a lot of celebrating after this race).
Oh! This arrived in the mail yesterday… I was actually second in my age group and 13th woman overall! It was just a little reminder of my awesomeness and even more of a motivation for the fall….
Have you experienced post race blues? How did you “come out” of it?