My running group leader, Mandy said we might feel depressed after the marathon. Committing so much of our time, energy and focus on that one thing for so long can leave you feeling a little lost when it all comes to a sudden halt. The runners high of crossing that finish line sadly, eventually does wear off and apparently it is unacceptable to wear the medal everyday for the rest of my life? Who knew?
Thankfully, my hiatus is not because I have fallen victim to Post Marathon Depression, although I miss my Saturday morning group run, I do not miss spending 3-4 hours running. I am very happy and have been having a whale of a time (that’s a strange expression for a non-swimmer). I have however felt a lack of inspiration and had zero motivation to write. I tried reading back my old posts to see what I actually wrote about before marathon training, but that just made me cringe, ha!
I’ve had a well deserved rest. I ran a whopping total of 3 miles in the last month, I use the term ‘ran’ very loosely. I haven’t done much exercise at all and have instead invested my time in making memories with friends, family and my newly acquainted running buddies. My facial muscles and abs hurt from laughing and smiling so I’m classing that as worthwhile exercise.
I have had SO much fun, still, I feel uninspired to write…
My head is bursting with fun, life-loving thoughts after crossing something so monumental off the old bucket list. Following it up with more awesomeness like well earned celebratory drinks with my run group, a triple dating sing along to a very convincing Elvis tribute act, recuperating with a glorious spa day with my best friends, re-igniting my social life with a girls trip to Spain that became a giggle-fest from start to finish, watching two of my dearest friends take their vows at the prettiest wedding ever, basking in extremely, rare Scottish sunshine and watching my twin nieces reach milestones that require baby-proofing EVERYTHING.
Equally, my head is filled with deeply powerful thoughts about recent terror attacks both close to home and further afield, politics (eye roll) a general election that made me not want to use my right to vote, devastation for the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and the painful news that one of my beautiful twin nieces will endure lifelong struggles with Cerebal Palsy.
A mixed bag of thoughts, highs and lows, things I’d typically share, even if just to look back on when I forget them in another few months… still I felt uninspired to write…
I have neglected commenting on my favourite bloggers posts and have barely logged into WordPress over the last month – I had to delete the WP app on my phone because ‘cannot take photo iPhone storage full’ became annoying pretty quickly.
Today I logged in and read this post from one of my favourite bloggers, Quinn. Instantly reminding me how much I love reading other peoples memories and thoughts which gave me the motivation needed to write this
post explanation of absence.
I am excited to get back into ‘blogging’ and to read about..to name just a few.. Brittany’s recent adventures in Ireland, Liz’s dream trip to Iceland (I’m waiting Liz) to laugh out loud at Fatty McCupcakes and The Captains Speech and to nod in agreement at Quinn’s Thoughts on… not forgetting some of my favourite running blogs, some of whom are beginning Marathon training… I can’t wait to follow training progress knowing my own is OVER, ha!
I’m back, the sun is shining my birthday MONTH is fast approaching and most importantly NO more marathon training updates **crowd cheers for abnormally long time
What have I missed guys? Let me know what you’ve been up to!
Thanks For Reading😊
Have a Great Day❤️