For the past 6 months I’ve had marathon on the brain, and for the past 3 months, I’ve been in intensive, challenging and seemingly never ending training for the aforementioned event.
And now it’s over? I have no idea what to do with my life.
I know that it’s normal to feel this way after a big event, but honestly I can’t seem to get myself entirely out of the funk. I’ve now run twice, and they’ve been just-for-fun, not-even-taking-my-Garmin runs; absolutely glorious! But now I need a new challenge in my life, be that work, fitness, blogging or something entirely different.
As for fitness: I’m still meant to be resting and recovering, etc. etc. I’m almost certain I won’t be doing the triathlon in June, given that it’s a lot of time and money to invest in something I’m not 100% sure about. As for my next running challenge, it’s supposed to be Budapest Marathon in October- a group of us from my running club are all going together, and to be honest I’m much more excited about the holiday than anything else. There’s a 35km option as well as the marathon, and I’m pretty certain I’ll downgrade to that one- I just don’t feel (right now) like I have the energy to go into another training cycle. Perhaps last time I went in blind- just knowing that it would be hard, but not understanding fully exactly how and why it would be hard. Now at least I know what’s coming, and I want to make sure my head is in the right space to put myself through that again.
For now? I’m enjoying the gym, and the lack of structure- though not the lack of goal!
Oh, and as an addendum- London Marathon weekend is nearly upon us, and I’m so excited- it’s like our Superbowl!
If anyone has suggestions for how to get over this slump, let me know! I know it’s something a lot of athletes go through and I’m all ears!
Lots of love,