Sunday, June 23, 2013

Chicken OR the Egg

After finishing a huge race, I have a hard time regaining my footing, especially when I don't have my next goals all set up. I'm struggling here!

I gave myself a week off, kind of. I went for a swim on Thursday and today. I also went for a run and 'bike ride' yesterday. I don't have another goal race set up, so what to do!!! I am meeting my running buddy tomorrow, but all I want to do is sleep. 

Since the race, I have worked two week days and have had the other three work days off. On those three days off I was either driving home, out with a friend for the day (which actually rejuvenated me) or laying on my couch doing a whole lot of nothing. This spot on the couch that I have been getting comfortable in, is the same spot that helped me gain a ton of weight several years ago. I have no interest in going back to that place.

Also, after I finish big races, I feel like it is appropriate to reward myself with whatever I want to eat, but that has to end at some point too... 

I was reading one of my favorite blogs this week in which the blogger was setting his goals for the remainder of the year and I really felt as though goal setting would really help. Here is the problem... The laziness and the fatigue this week are making me enormously disinterested. I want to run at least one more half marathon this year. I also have a relay triathlon coming up that I need to get prepared for. I simply want to get my energy back.

I honestly can't figure out what is causing the exhaustion and fatigue. Is it the lack of exercise? Or is the exhaustion and fatigue causing the disinterest in exercise. I feel like I am trying to figure out if the Chicken or the Egg came first in this scenario.

For now, I am going to research races, put the money on those races and hope that everything else falls back in line. Until then, this blog might get really boring...

1 comment:

  1. I can completely and totally empathize with this feeling. It's partly why I sign up for events prior to completing the last event. Not necessarily a strategy that I am recommending.