Monday, November 22, 2010

singing the blues

I was struck down.

Completely out of the blue.

By the post-marathon blues.

They incapacitated me.  Truly, I stood in my house in the middle of the living room with no motivation.  I'm HOSTING thanksgiving.  I have THREE kids.  I assure you that there was plenty to do.  Go ahead, ask me what I did for three hours today.

Nothing.
I didn't read.
I didn't watch TV.

I sat on the couch, I did nothing at all.   I sat there with B-nut ("we sat there we two") ...under a blanket while she watched hours of PBS in a row.  This is not my scene.  But, I just. couldn't. move.

Here's where I went wrong:  I thought that knowing they were a possibility would ward them off.  I thought that having my huge week last week would help buffer them.  I thought that being registered for the next thing would help.  I thought that a galactically bada** PR would save me.

There's a phrase out there... the bigger they come, the harder they fall.

Yea, well you know what?  It applies to all things.  The birth of a child- what could be bigger?  The "perfect" marathon experience - what could make a runner more high? *shelly, don't answer that  The 8 year old asking to vacuum?  Seriously.

Crashing down... down down down.  You know what I need?  (don't say chocolate, I did a little chocolate today and now I feel hungover AND guilty).  ART.  That's what I need.  A little Art Therapy.

If I survived the Taper... surely I can survive the post marathon blues... right?  RIGHT?

7 comments:

Jen said...

I seriously hear you girl. I was struck down too... and the only thing that got me out of it was running... miles!

Emz said...

Seriously . . . I hear you have to sign up for another one to make it go away! ;)

Rene' said...

you know that i have really been there the past two weeks. i am giving myself until Saturday to come back to reality. I have my next races, i am ready to start training, but sometimes you have to just let the depression set for a couple of days. you will be back! now let's focus on National. xoxoxoxo!

Shellyrm said...

May be some of Ts chocolate dipped treats will help...that and a new race to look forward to!

trifitmom said...

you know what that means ....you need to sign up for another challenge

Margie said...

I hope when you find the answer you'll share it, because I'm feeling the same thing! My race was over a month ago and I can't bring myself to do much of anything.

Alex said...

I'm right there with you. I think it's harder when you are at home.
I planned to write a similar post on my blog.

It's nice to know I'm not alone!