I stared at my running shoes and found so many excuses not to put them on-- it was too hot, I was tired, I had laundry to do, I should take my dogs for a walk, I should clean...... These were things I normally avoided so I could run. And now here I was doing these things so I didn't "have to run." This lasted for a few days until I finally made myself put the shoes on and go for a run. (And getting some new running gear definitely helped-- who doesn't love new gear?!)
And I ran. It wasn't pretty. It wasn't fast. It wasn't far. But still, I ran. And then I ran again the next day and again the day after. Finally, I found my "Run Happy" pace again. Once again, I'm looking at my shoes and wondering when I can put them on to run. Fortunately, my next month is full of races-- just as the post-race blues will be ready to set-in, I'll be off to another run. But this wasn't the first time I had the post-races blues and I definitely know it won't be the last. Until then, I'll just keep on running.
Do you get post-race blues? What do you do to help get back into your running groove?
Until next time, happy running!