I was tired (excuse). It was raining....alright maybe just misting (poor excuse). Didn't feel like getting all muddy (lame excuse). My legs hurt (wicked lame excuse).
Whatever it was this morning, I bailed on my run and finally hit up the fitness center. I spun myself around a few times deciding what I was going to do and finally started with some back squats, kettle bell swings and pistols. Also did some sit-ups, back extensions and some hanging leg raises for core stability. Felt good, gonna be sore as $*#% tomorrow!!
Need to get into the gym more often. Thinking that every time I fail/don't want to run (which has been often lately), I should get my rear to the gym.
While were on the topic of "not running". Gonna throw this out there. I was talking with my running bud Jesse about post big race depression (PBRD). Yes, I just made that up. But really, when you focus on such a big race (mileage need not matter...100 miles or 5k), commit a ton of time and training into it, complete it (doing well/not so well), does anyone have a huge mental and physical let down? I know recover is key and letting the body rest post-race is good, but i'm talking months after the race.
VT100 was towards the end of July, and I still find myself in a funk. I know I've heard from others (Josh) that read my blog, but just wanted to see what others have felt post big race. Any thoughts on how to get out of the "funk"? Thanks all.