Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I've been MIA. But I'm calling it a "recovery"

I've been in a bit of a funk the last week.

Lots going on in my head coupled with working a week of nights result in a bit of a stressed out Badgergirl. And even though going for a run or hopping on my bike for a ride would have been a good way to clear my head, I just wasn' t feeling it.

So I didn't.

I call it a week long recovery week after the Oshkosh Triathlon. Physically I probably didn't need an entire week since I really wasn't sore. But like I said, lots of thoughts swirling around in my head and I was stuck in this funk.

So I recovered for a week. And then added on a couple of extra days after I tripped and fell down a couple of stairs at my parents' house this weekend. Yes. I was stone cold sober at the time. And yes, I'm OK. Just a few circle-shaped bruises from where I landed on the mat in their garage.

But today? Today I ran. Came home, changed into shorts and a tank and ran. I didn't go far, just 2 miles, but it felt good. And I'm looking forward to doing it again. Because now that my triathlons are done for the year, I think I'm going to switch gears a bit and focus on the running. Try to regain a little bit of the speed I've lost - and shoot for that 32 minutes 5K - and increase the mileage.

And maybe if I run fast enough I'll leave that funk in my dust. A girl can hope.


Anonymous said...

I hear ya! I've been in a funk too. Working nights certainly isn't very conducive to being stres-free, is it?

I ran today too, so your post pretty much mirrored mine. It felt good - but I know I needed that recovery time :)

P.S. Love the positive spin .. and glad you're OK!

Carolina John said...

Good for you! get back out there. I find speedwork brings me out of any funk.

Havs said...

Hey BadgerGirl, cool blog. You'll find that motivation again! I was just blogging about 'angry music', it works for me on the days I don't feel like running.

Badgergirl said...

Thanks for stopping by Havs. Angry music. Good stuff to run to on those days when it's hard to put one foot in front of the other.