I’m back!Back to sort of normal running, that is. The past three weeks have been crazy with tapering, racing, and recovering, so it was nice to go out for an easy jog today like a regular person.
For those of you who have been following the rug drama, I have some bittersweet news: It’s gone.So, how does it feel to be done with marathon training? Pretty weird. I feel like I had such momentum and purpose during training, and now… I have nothing. It’s easy to start falling into a trap of negativity or confusion, but then I realize a few things:
- Um, “having nothing” is completely false because despite how it may appear, I actually have many other things and people to fill my time with apart from running millions of miles. Come on, Mary!
- There are always more marathons to run in months and years and lifetimes to come. I should look forward to them and enjoy the time off now.
- You don’t need to be training for anything or going fast or being #1 to enjoy running. It’s good to take a training break and just run to run.
Luckily I also have Anthony around. He keeps my spirits up by doing funny poses with sushi.
Last night we went to Wok and Roll, a solid sushi place in Adams Morgan. It’s not the best sushi in the world, but it’s affordable, convenient, and pretty tasty. And fun! I don’t know what got into us but we ordered this ridiculous lychee cocktail that was complete with a plastic sword.I think we’ve got vacation on the brain. We leave for Australia tomorrow! I’m a big fan of this country and can’t wait to get on a 24-hour flight. I’m going to wear this inflatable hand the whole time.Go Aussie go!
- Have you ever felt the post-race blues?
- Have you been to Australia or want to go?
- Do you like sushi rolls, sashimi, or nigiri? Or none?
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