Happy Friday, all!
Whew this has been a WEEK if I’ve ever seen one. I am more than ready for a weekend at home, and can’t wait to get everything off my mind and spend some time with friends celebrating my 25th birthday. And maybe throw in a hot bath, just for good measure!
Before I get into today’s topic, I wanted to show you the race shirts from the Little Rock Half Marathon! I finally tried it on the other night, and I must say, it might be the most comfortable race shirt I own! I ordered a Youth Large because in past big races the Adult Small is more like an Adult Medium which is inevitably down to my knees!
I’m still not positive what, “I put the ‘E’ in Epic” means, but I’ll go with it. Thankfully, the youth large ended up fitting perfectly, and since it’s a tech tee it shouldn’t draw up!
Tomorrow morning I’m running Little Rock’s Downtown Dash 10K. It’s the first annual race, being put on by the ladies of the Junior League of our city. I thought that I’d want to run this race for time, and really try to PR, but now that it’s tomorrow morning, I think I’ve decided to just run it for fun and I’m more than okay with that!
We all have to slow down sometime!
I think if I stress myself out tomorrow by trying to PR, and add one more thing to my plate of already too much, I might self combust. Therefore, tomorrow’s race has been deemed a ‘fun run’, as much as that makes me cringe!
I love this print I found on Etsy! I think it’s perfectly simple.
I mentioned the other night that I thought I was starting to feel burned out. And the verdict is…yep, pretty spot on. I need to back off a little bit, and take better care of myself, and not GO-GO-GO ALL THE TIME! I’m like the little energizer bunny, but my batteries have finally almost drained.
So here’s to simply enjoying running, and taking things as they come again! I know if I give myself more rest and not push it as hard for a while, that i’ll come back stronger later this fall!
As much as I hate to admit, I think mentally, the marathon wore. me. out. Then after the marathon, I kept trying and trying to race and enjoy pushing myself as hard as I did in the fall, but I think I’ve hit a wall. The “I ran a marathon at the end of December, and I’ve now run 6 half marathons, and maybe I’m getting a little tired of long distance running for now” wall. Is that normal?? After the marathon you would not believe how many people asked me, “So like, after the marathon, are you still going to run, because you’ll have basically conquered running by then, right?” Obviously wrong, but in a sense, right. I invested SO MUCH TIME and SO MUCH HEART into that 26.2 mile race, that these past 2-3 months have been TOUGH to invest just as much in other races. It’s like I never gave myself time to mentally re-coup, and that’s what I’m now on a mission to do!
What about you? Have you ever been burned out? Needed to slow your pace down and just enjoy your runs again?