If there's anything I've learned over this past week of post-marathon "rest", it's that it would be very easy for me to fall back into old, lazy habits. I've worked out a little (if you count walks and one 40 minute trainer ride) but for the most part, I've sat around and eaten too much. Exactly what I did not want to have happen.
Part of the break was definitely to heal physically from the marathon. I came away from the race with a nice PR and no new injuries, but I wasn't 100% healthy going into the training in the first place. The other part was mental. I needed to turn off my brain a little - now I'm just afraid I can't find the light switch to flip it back on.
Now, with no new training plan in place, I'm not really sure what to do next.
I think this translates to my little circle of the interwebs as well. I write a lot about running and training, so if I'm not running or training, what do I write about? My cat? She's cute and all, but hardly the topic for a blog day in and day out. (My apologies to any crazy cat ladies out there.)
I'm open to suggestions.
In the meantime, I'm going to take a little break from blogging here. Who knows, I may be back tomorrow or Friday or maybe it will be next week. I still want to tell you all about my training plan for Detroit, because a few people have asked, but other than that, I feel like my brain has gone into recovery mode as well.
Mostly, I'm just still really tired.
See you all later.