Monday, March 30, 2015

Over It

I don't know about you, but when I reach the end of a training cycle I get moody and cranky and just plain over it.  This is BEFORE I reach the taper!  This training cycle hasn't been especially long and hasn't included a whole lot of miles.  However, I've put my whole heart and soul and body into it and I'm tired.  Physically exhausted.  Mentally exhausted.  Sore.  Hungry.  Ready to be done. 

Saturday morning we woke up early and I thought about going to run with my friends at the local trail.  They had called me out in an email the day prior for not being seen the whole winter (don't you worry your pretty little heads, I was training!).  I knew I needed to make an appearance.  I checked my phone for the weather and it said 18.  You've got to be kidding me!  No!  I stayed warm in bed, snuggling with my boys.  I never did get out and run that day.  Who cares.

Sunday I had to run, though.  The plan was for two runs: a longer one in the morning and a short easy one in the evening.  I checked my phone for the weather - 20s with the feel like temperature of 18.  $&@!*#!!  As if I wasn't already cranky I was now full-on-rip-your-face-off angry.  I bundled up and headed out.  God, it was windy.  And cold.  And this was stupid.  I went about 5 miles and said enough.  I've over it! 

I did get that second run in after 8:00pm.

It's been a long couple of months.  I have trained and parented and trained and parented all while the temperature has been stupid cold and we've been stuck in the house.  I have spent HOURS on the treadmill.  I have spent HOURS watching cartoons and reading books and playing trains.  I want to get outside.  I want to go to the park.  I want to wear shorts.  I want the boy to not have to wear a winter coat.

Winter, training, cold temperatures, everything...I'm over it!!


Carina said...

Ugh, I would be too. I can't even imagine how miserable that must be (in a few months, you can laugh at how miserable it is down here).

anynomous said...

The last weekend of March WAS miserable for any outdoor activity. I'm training for an early May Half Marathon--I totally skipped my long run last weekend. I was mad as hell about the cold and wind and just couldn't take it. Mentally, I felt much better by Tuesday. I am beginning to think I was getting close to over-training and just feeling mentally tired from putting up with a bitter cold February and not so great March. And it seems this training cycle has just been dragging on and on. Really looking forward to better weather in April and looking forward to my taper.
Good luck with your Marathon!!