It’s official. I’m ready to dig out from under the mountain that I have allowed to bury me the past couple of months. I’ve let the mountain increase ten-fold this past week. To the point where I could barely breathe, I was buried so deep. This week was scary for me. I started slipping into a really bad place and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find my way back out. But yesterday and today a bunch of different things happened and jolted me out of my funk. And for that, I am very thankful.
While I was in my funk this week I realized how SO very easy it would be for people to get lazy and fat and spiral out of control. I can see how people get overwhelmed and sad and stressed and just lack the energy to do anything, let alone exercise. Which then compounds the problem b/c then you feel worse because you aren’t exercising so everything else continues to feel overwhelming, and on and on. Thank goodness I’ve been running for long enough to know that even if I’m in a funk, lacing up the shoes will ALWAYS make me feel better. I think for those that aren’t as committed to running (or whatever their other fitness-activity of choice is), the key is just to get out there and force yourself to put one foot in front of the other and keep moving, do something. Otherwise you will just bury yourself deeper and deeper and never be able to dig yourself out.
Saw the Boston Marathon FB post that it is only 100 days til Boston! Which means only 106 days til Lansing Marathon! Woot! Our long run tomorrow is only 13ish miles, but will have some pace work mixed in. Yipee!