First up, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY INCREDIBLE OLDER BROTHER!!! I am so lucky to have him and wish I could be with him on his Bday…. why did you guys move away from me?
Last night Billy and I were too busy running around town searching for an iphone case (I refuse to take my new iphone out of the box until I have a heavy duty case to put it in. I wouldn’t be surpised if I somehow manage to drop and break the dang thing in the process of removing it from the box and putting it in the case). I went to bed way too late to get up for a workout this morning.
My body thanked me for the extra rest and recovery and I thanked it back by feeding it a donut that I received for being on time to faculty meeting this morning.
Maybe I am the only one or maybe you all feel the same way but after I finish a race that I have been looking forward to for months I get the post-race blues.
Typical questions that I ask myself after a race include:
What am I going to do with myself when I don’t have a piece of paper telling me my EXACT workout?
Sleeping in…..what does that mean?
Let my body recover…..NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
What am I supposed to think about as I am driving around town other than my goal race pace or crossing the finish line of ____________ race?
Who am I?
I am wondering what YOU do when the RACE that you have been preparing for is over.
A.) Sign up for another race the next time you have access to a computer and internet.
B.) Thank your lucky stars that you can take time off and focus in on something new.
C.) Not Applicable (my races are all signed up for the next 3 years of my life, I am always training for something new).
Do you experience post-race blues? (PS Here is a great article from Runners World on How to Beat the Post-Race Blues).
-Luckily I don’t think I will be too sad after New York because I am doing the Las Vegas half-marathon one month later….it is after Vegas that I am worried about;)
Does your current job, or jobs in the past, give food as a reward? Do they ever provide lunch/dinner for you?
-Yep. Who doesn’t need a little chocolate frosting and coconut in their life at 9 a.m. They always provide dinner for us if we ever have to stay late (ie parent/teacher conference). They also bring cake for peoples birthday. My sister-in-laws job provides a free INCREDIBLE lunch (with at least 3 healthy choices) for their employees every day.