|August 25, 2009||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
I can’t believe it’s been a week since I last posted!
I’m in a funk. It’s short of being in a complete torpor but definitely nothing blog worthy.
Do you want to know what I’ve done?
and after that was done……
- knitting socks – in front of the television watching the DVD season of “Numb3rs” a friend lent me. And eating an occasional cookie.
At least it’s a recognizable funk and not the dreaded cloud of indifference towards life and suffocating depression. Nope, this is the funk that comes after almost every marathon I do. Maybe there’s a post-100 miler funk too? I certainly don’t feel this way after endurance 50’s or running 1/2 marathons. It’s the funk that says “relax – you deserve this – you finally actually did something that you can justify just taking some time off”.
It hasn’t helped that I’ve been suffering from what I believe is viral pneumonia since 8/16/09. Once I figured out what it was, it was too late to do anything besides sit tight and hope I didn’t get anyone else sick. I was able to do an easy run yesterday and didn’t completely die of coughing, so I’m getting better. I’m sick so very rarely that it’s a novel experience – unpleasant but exciting that I have the excuse the laze around and be nice to myself.
I’m still excited by my goals and taking steps to make it happen…it just seems like everything is slowing down a bit. An example – I called and left a message with the dressage instructor so I can start lessons (has been on my to-do list for 18 months) but I haven’t gotten a call back yet. It will happen, I’m staking steps, it’s just moving at a slower pace right now.
(*off to knit socks, finish numb3rs, start a pot roast, a brew a pot of hot tea*)