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RUNNER12COM
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3/5/13 3:55 P

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I did have to walk the last part of the marathon, but I still got it done!



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2/28/13 11:05 A

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Rock it hard John!

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not" ~Anonymous

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~George Elliot


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2/28/13 10:36 A

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Stupid cold. It won't stop me from running, even if I have to walk or crawl at the end. I need this run!



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2/27/13 10:18 P

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You wil ROCK IT! emoticon

-Savannah

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2/27/13 10:07 P

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Phoenix Marathon this weekend. I'm crossing my fingers for a good run!



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2/11/13 10:34 P

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It really is nice to know that I'm not alone in this.



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2/10/13 11:16 P

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Hey SDJ, good to hear from you. What you are describing is totally normal and I hear it alot as you probably have by now too. My big crash and burn was when I finished my marathon. it took about 2 months to really start getting after it. Mentally I was fizzled and I had been amped up for so long mentally that when it was over its like my inner man pulled the plug.

I have tried setting goals past the point of the big event etc... and it doesnt work. It can hit like a tidal wave and all I could do is simply tie myself to the mast and ride out the wave. It happens to lots of people Bro.

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2/10/13 8:30 P

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OMG John - this is me. Since October. Seriously. I gave myself permission to "take it easy" after the marathon and then just never started again. Thanksgiving and Christmas kicked my butt and then I got SUPER busy and so now I'm just doing what feels good - which has NOTHING to do with eating well and exercise and everything to do with binging, drinking and eating crap.

I was just thinking this week - I got used to pushing myself SO hard to train for the marathon. 18 mile runs became the normal, and honestly after that, how do you just go back to running 2-3 miles and thinking you've done anything? It's so hard to break that mindset of "If I haven't pushed myself to the max, then it isn't worth it." And now it's just breaking me down.

I. FEEL. YOU. BROTHER.! Seriously.

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2/10/13 1:36 P

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Haha! I am not too keen on swimming either. I find it BORING which is crazy since I don't find running or being on the elliptical as boring.

-Savannah

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2/10/13 1:33 P

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I love being on top of the water sailing, and I love being under the water scuba diving. Swimming? Meh.



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2/10/13 1:23 P

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I can see you being great at tris. Do you not like water?

-Savannah

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2/10/13 12:41 P

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I'm still trying to sort it out and find something new.



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2/10/13 12:25 P

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I definitely understand this. I think I dealt with it when I reached my 100 pound goal much like people do when training for a marathon.

How's it going in trying a new sport or workout activity?

-Savannah

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I spent nearly a year preparing for my Ragnar Relay and the movie, From Fat To Finish Line. And I had the most amazing experience in Florida running with the team. But since then, I've struggled with everything. After the relay, I have done nothing. Literally. The only other time I worked out at all was to run the Carlsbad Marathon. (Crazy, right? Work out once in a month and its a full marathon?)

Anyway, my teammate has described it as Post Goal Attainment Syndrome. I think he may be on to something, I chased something so long and wanted it so badly, and then I got it. And afterwards, I'm struggling to find something else that can motivate me.

I know there's a way back. And part of finding it is reaching back out to my Spark community. So here I am.



 
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