Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Maybe the Slump is Over

I've been in a bit of a slump for the past couple of months. I've experienced a backwards slide in my performance, with what were once easy distances suddenly feeling incredibly difficult and my already slow pace becoming even slower, which I didn't think possible. There was no obvious reason for my downward spiral. I wasn't sick or injured. I wasn't being lazy and skipping my runs.

Running was just starting to feel like more of a chore than a pleasure.

The good news is that I think the slump may be over. 

My last couple of weeks of running have felt great! In fact, yesterday, I did something that I don't think I've ever done before. As I was nearing the end of my planned route, turning onto my block and getting close to my building, I thought, "I'm not that tired. In fact, I actually feel pretty good. I think I could keep going." And so instead of stopping and heading inside to stretch, I ran past my building and did an extra loop around my neighborhood. 

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on that! We all go through slumps sometimes. Good for you on pushing through!