On the road again
I think I’ve let my marathon post say up there for long enough. I wanted to give it time, step back from this blog and just revel in the fact that I ran a marathon. It’s really cool, and something I never actually thought I’d be able to. But, now it’s time to start getting back to what I wanted . . . writing about my health.
I’m still running like a fiend. I really am – I have the Gettysburg North-South Marathon on May 1. There appear to be two camps of people, those who run a marathon to say they did it, and then never go back . . . and me. I’m not sure I actually have ‘the marathon bug,’ but I know I can do better than my previous soirée, and I do better when I have a goal in mind. So, right now, I have just over 3 months to continue my training. I got this. I’ve basically started both running & walking (over lunch) 2-3 days a work week, and then taking a day from the weekend to run a half-marathon. This past weekend has left me with a very sore left heel, but I think that’s because I must have stepped on something, didn’t feel it because my feet were frozen, so I just kept on going. In short, this weekend’s run was very fucking cold.
Other areas of “health,” however, I’m lacking with. I switched jobs at the end of the December, and with that, I no longer have an office. For the most part, this isn’t that big an issue, but I was holding true to my “pushups every time I close or open my office door” rule, and now the rule is moot. Boo. So, I need to start getting more serious with my strength training. Pushups & situps – they’re all I need to go with everything else I’m doing, so I just need to stop making excuses.
Speaking of making excuses, I need to stop making them for some mental-health issues. I’ve been battling a “come & go” funk for the longest time. Sometimes, I just feel a little blue. Sometimes, it takes all of my effort to keep from breaking into tears when I exhale. The thing about this is that I have no idea why I’m feeling this way. So, I need to find somebody who is completely removed from bias from my life to help me sort out my head. When I’m “good,” I’m damn good. Most of the time, I’m “pretty ok,” but those low points have been popping up, lower, deeper, and lasting longer each time. I can’t live like that. Any advice here is beyond welcome (feel free to email if you don’t want to comment).