Last Thoughts on the Race Before Moving On
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Thanks to everyone for their support on my blog Tuesday. I can always count on fellow Sparkers to be in my corner and have my back!
I guess I didn't realize how much that woman affected me with her disdainful "OH" at the fitness center on Tuesday. I really felt crushed! You see, probably unlike her, I've never been athletic. AT ALL. Not until about ten years ago had I even walked a mile for fitness. On purpose! Now I am hiking mountains and walking half marathons, and doing 75-minute classes at the fitness center, and all kinds of other things I never would have believed possible!
I am definitely what John Bingham calls "an adult onset athlete". I ran my first race at age 47. Every time is HARD. It NEVER gets easy. Yes, it gets EASIER. But it never gets EASY.
I wasn't aware that "post race blues" is a real thing until someone mentioned it yesterday, and that's probably what contributed to that woman's ability to completely deflate me. But I feel better now, it's over and behind me, and I'm happy to be the person I am. I'm doing the very best I can, and that's all that's in my power -- to be the best ME.
And, besides. No time to sulk -- we have another half marathon in Tennessee in less than FOUR WEEKS!