The Funk

I know I have been slacking big time over here and haven’t given you any updates on anything worth while.   Other than a Keurig review and a few promo posts, it’s been slim pickens from me lately.  And I kinda know why, it’s just been hard for me to come right out and say it.  

I’ve kinda found myself in a little bit of a funk lately.

Yesterday, I had originally planned to take the little one to the museum or out to the playground for a playdate, but instead, we stayed indoors all day and played and watched movies in the living room.  BLAH!!  I barely got to the gym that afternoon.  We Face-timed with my brother-in-law and my husband later that night.  That seemed to cheer me up a little, but as soon as I put the babe to sleep, I showered and went to bed.  

I didn’t do anything productive around the house all day.  We’ve been back from vacation since Saturday night and I haven’t even cleaned out my suitcase yet.  It’s still sitting in my bedroom with a load of dirty laundry on top.  I’ve got a partially opened stack of mail  scattered on top of my dining room table, which just seems to shift whenever I sit down to eat a meal.  My floor is disgusting and needs to be cleaned, and I’ve got a partially broken laundry door that is just laying out in the middle of the kitchen walkway.  (mind you, I am hosting a baby shower for a co-worker next weekend, so I absolutely HAVE to get some cleaning done ASAP)

There’s just no other way to explain it.  I’m in a funk.  🙁

Other than my lack of enthusiasm for cleanliness, I also feel like I am struggling to get the most out of my workouts.  Although I am able utilize the treadmill at the gym while my husband is out of town, I just don’t get that runner’s high like I do when I’m outdoors on the pavement. It just leaves me slightly empty, like I’ve cheated myself out of a “real” run.  I haven’t completed a full yoga session in weeks and I just feel really run down right now.  

Monday morning I ran 4 miles early and it felt good.  But besides that, I haven’t ran hardly at all these past few weeks.  And I only ran once on my vacation  I think this disappointed me so much more, for some very sad reason.

I haven’t been keeping up with my weight training like I usually do.  I got in some upper body on the Gravity machine a few times before we left for vacation, but haven’t seen the weights in over two weeks now.

I don’t know what it is.  Maybe it’s the fact that I had a rough traveling experience and I still haven’t recovered.  Or maybe I’m just sad because my hubby had to leave again for work.  Or maybe I am just spoiled from laying in a hammock for 10 days while I was in Panama. Maybe I’m lonely.   Who knows?  The important thing is that first thing tomorrow morning, I’m getting up for a run.  I am going to get out of this funk and make my return to marathon training.  

Once I’m done running, I’m going to fit in some post run yoga to clear my head and then I’m going to do some laundry and clean up my house.  There’s no other way for me to recover from this except to bounce back into my schedule.  I’ll modify the training slightly to bring my legs back to speed and into the mileage, but I’m definitely getting right back out there.  I can’t take this melancholy anymore.  


How do you get back on track when you hit the “funk” phase?

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3 thoughts on “The Funk”

  1. That’s a feeling that I know all too well, I’m sorry you’re in a rut 🙁

    Sometimes what helps me is a break from running — I think sometimes I get so focused on what I have to do, that I forget why I do it — because I love it. Taking a break really helps.

    I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  2. Sorry about your rut!

    Me personally, if I feel like that, sometimes the days of doing nothing make me more relaxed and I can ease right back into a workout routine. I use those days to get other areas of my life organized and then feel refreshed to get back at it!

    Good luck!

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