What a difference a week makes… I can say that last week, I absolutely did NOT have my “zazzle”. I had heavy legs, not a lot of energy, constantly sore muscles, and just felt –
Really, “bla” is really not even a word, but let’s face it-it is a Terrific adjective!
Anyway, heavy, slow legs aside, I just lacked my usual energy and running zazz. Everyday…
I didn’t even WANT to run
“The Girl Who Ran Everywhere” was not excited to run everywhere!!!
But that’s marathon training for you, right? Or, in my case-that’s marathon training during/in your POST marathon training…I know I’ve said it before, but it truly takes a LOT out me to run a marathon. It is physically AND mentally grueling.. Not only do you spend minimum 4 months training, but you research EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN that pertains to your running habits,your-moms-neighbors-friend-who-runs-the-Marathon-every-year’s-running habits, you even check weather.com for the past 20 years’ weather history for the possible forecasts of your Big Day.
In short: Training for a marathon is a Big. Dam. Deal. And it’s ok not to feel your usual excitement for running for a little while.
This week- I’m BACK!!! and I’m THRILLED!!
Tuesday-13 miles with some tempo thrown in the middle
Wednesday-9 easy miles
Thursday-10 miles with a friend after work-lots of hills and we killed them, even in the wind! (have I ever told you that I hate the wind?!)
Honestly I feel so good that it’s going to make me sad to take today off. However, I am doing a long run tomorrow with Kristina and I’d like to save my legs so they are primed and ready to go for our 20 miler!!
Happy Spring! I know, I’m a day late!
Have you ever lost your zazzle? How’d you get it back?
Run free, run strong!!