“I've learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it."
- During the climb I learned so much about myself, my limits, my strengths. In the hard work I gained the power, self confidence and knowledge necessary for the struggle ahead. The pebbles in my path kept me sharp, focused on each little step. The day came and I climbed, I reached the peak. THE MOUNTAIN.... a Goal I have worked for over 2 years. The view from the summit is a site to behold, cloud 9, bliss, you can breathe deeply, all weight is lifted from your shoulders. But you cannot stay at the top of the mountain, eventually you have to make the climb back down.
- Each step on the way down pales in comparison to the ascent. You feel the bruises, the shadows take over, and eventually you hit the BOTTOM. What now? The journey was amazing!! You try to focus on what it felt like to play in the clouds, but reality sets in and you are no longer weightless, you are mortal again.
- POST race (or big life event) depression is NORMAL!!! Even after a PR performance (or truly positive change). If you feel this, just know that it will pass. The soreness will go away and you will find your fire again. I feel ZAPPED of energy, gumption, inspiration....I know that it is a case of the post race blues. All the anticipation, and excitement and then in an instant (or 3:37:06) it is OVER. I plan to get back to training tomorrow, but I am giving myself today to just be.
- We still do not have high speed Internet at home... So hang with me. The 1,000+++ emails, TEST LAB TUESDAYS and HIGH FIVE FRIDAYS will return and I am working on the High 5's 5K race report wrap up.... Hang with me
Have you ever experienced the post race blues?? How long did it take you to recover? What finally pulled you out of the slump?