Sunday, April 13, 2008

What next?

For the past SEVERAL months, I have devoted my life to training for a mini-marathon. I lift 4 days a week, kickbox 2 nights a week, two treadmill runs a week, a longer run somewhere in there, and then cross-train by riding the bike other days. The mini is approaching (about 4 weeks) and I'm starting to get down. It's not even here yet, but after the mini, what do I do? I've never been so motivated and driven to finish something like what I am attempting. And I say attempt because this will be my longest run EVER! I don't see myself doing a marathon (at least not running it). But the question lingers, what will I devote myself to afterwards?

Maybe my brain is just down from having Spring Break. I feel like sometimes breaks are extremes for me. I go from working at school to doing nothing...then back. I don't like the pendulum swing of full activity to none. Do other teachers or people in general find vacations hard to get used to? Or is it just me? And for those who comment, I'm okay with it being just me. Just curious.


Christi Overman said...

I think everybody is that way...I love my job so much but getting back to the routine tomorrow will be so hard...just as getting out of the routine of school was hard (even though I was on vacation!). Change is rough.

Jen Barney said...

the first two or three days of a break is really rough. i make lists after lists of things to do. it keeps me in the swing of things.
good luck in the next four weeks! how wonderful for you-

Anonymous said...

No, I don't much like long breaks either...I mean, it's nice to spend time with the kids and stuff, but getting back into the swing of things can be so overwhelming!

Maybe after the mini you could just put all your focus on being a healthier you (not that you aren't doing that already!)...or you could always find another race or contest to involve yourself in.


Christi Overman said...

Cathy, you probably need to delete the comments on your blog that say things like "See please here" with a link on "here" because I clicked one once and it tried to give me a virus but since our Mac rocks, it killed it. Others might not be so lucky.