I have a Mass Mentoring marathon team appreciation event tonight in Boston, I don’t really feel like going. And I’m sorry for whining on this blog but I wanted to write what I was feeling. I guess I feel like I have moved on from marathon season 2013 and it’s hard to get myself into the mental frame of that mode again. The Marathon Coalition aka our training team reunited about 2 weeks after the marathon for a short run, then I did a race with several teammates a few weeks after that, and then our crew came back together again for “One Run” to run the final mile of the marathon from Kenmore to Copley. It was a lot of hype in 6 week period, it was actually kind of exhausting.
I have said many many times that one of the biggest benefits of about running is the people you meet – everyone is so supportive, kind spirited and fun. While I miss being immersed into that community — right now I’m finding myself really happy taking a break from running. So tonight when I attend our team appreciate event at The Greatest Bar, I’m not going to think of myself as a “marathoner” at the MMP event, but as a friend- as in a friend to all my running buddies on team MMP. And that’s what we are at the end of the day, just people. Sometimes it nice when it doesn’t have to be all about the run, and that’s why I love running for charity- because it literally isn’t about the run, it’s about the cause.
Now onto an update on the runner Mags. Gotta lay the truth out on the table. I’ve taken about a 30 day hiatus from running. So far during my short hiatus I have:
- Spent some killer time with 3 awesome people/things— myself, Dan, my kitchen and my home sweet home in general
- Been more aware of my food choices, and felt like I had the time to plan meals ahead too. The biggest thing is I’ve put a very large space between me and dairy products, reaping the benefits of better skin and a leaner feel in general
- Done some crafty stuff to get ready for my sisters baby shower this summer – its been rather therapeutic actually!
- Rearranged my living space, including an improvement in the storage of all my running stuff so when I’m ready to get going again– it’s gonna be great!
And it’s weird because people at work have been telling me I look like I’ve lost weight and that I look “great.” (Though it kinda feels like a backwards compliment.) Either way hopefully it’s fat disappearing from my bod on account of following Weight Watchers a little more religiously and not a loss of any lean mean muscle… 🙂
So that’s the update. I’ve been on a break. It wasn’t planned but I’m glad I took one. Originally post-marathon, I envisioned lots of 5ks and speed-work in my future for the summer and all this time I thought that I had already failed to execute my plan. But wait a minute. It occurred to me just now that summer starts tomorrow! So maybe it wasn’t that much of a break in the long run after all!? (Pun intended.)
I’ll close with a picture of “face” for my friends who grew up in the 90s…. “Hi there, Face here!” – as it inspired the title of this post 🙂
It’s almost summer, who remembers watching a ton of Nick Jr. in the summer even when you were told for it?
Over and out. Cya next time.