Friday, May 21, 2010

Withdrawls


I am having serious racing withdrawls...I have been feeling:
~Anxious
~Irritable..just ask my family
~I have poor concentration
~And I have been taking naps, I never do that.

My next race is in a few weeks and I am jonesin'.  I keep looking on the Marathon Guide, hoping there is something new on the list...but there never is.  I need help!  :)

I am planning on running 18 miles tomorrow, hopefully that will cure my obsession for another week. The Honeysuckle is blooming and it smells so good when I run in the mornings...love it!  Have a great weekend!

Keep running.

22 comments:

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Enjoy your 18 miler! We need to make a plan to meet after Utah Valley. I'm running the half, but I could stick around or we can meet up that afternoon. Let me know...

misszippy said...

Always a good sign that you will do well in your next race! Enjoy the 18. I love long runs!

The Happy Runner said...

Hope the 18 miler suffices!
Honeysuckle is one of my faves. Love it!

Marlene said...

I guess it's pretty easy to get hooked on running frequent marathons. Hope the 18 miles helps scratch the itch.

Racy Runner said...

Love your blog, Stacey. I know you are looking for advice, but I am such a newbie--I was hoping to learn off of your experience:)

Looking forward to following your running adventures.

MCM Mama said...

LOL! I've been filling my race calendar up to keep busy.

Have a nice 18 miler.

Meg said...

I always need another race looming in the future...I can understand your pain! Have a nice 18 mile run this weekend!

AZ said...

Interestingly enough I've found that not all marathons are listed on marathonguide.com. Search for marathons and a certain date and occasionally (very occasionally) you'll find a new one. I did.

Janice {Run Far} said...

you are so funny. I feel that way to. Your body most likely is loving this recovery time. Enjoy it.

Denise said...

you love your races!! hope the 18 miler helped calm you down a bit!

Anton said...

I'm a bit slow in seeing this post as was away for a run this weekend. How did the 18 miler go? did it "scratch the itch" or at least make the cravings a bit less severe?? lol

celmore said...

Nothing like the post race blues. I always try to have a race schedule before I finish the current one. It helps keep me motivated.

Hope you had a great 18!

X-Country2 said...

Yes girl, get thee on the road! :o)

Anne said...

Wow, 18 miles!! Hope it does the job...I'm impressed :)

Her Name is Rio said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your blog header is super cute!
Good luck during your taper! You are not alone in the irritability and anxiety in that department! :)

RunKathyRun said...

Thanks for finding me! I love your blog; what an impressive race schedule.

I am working to become a Maniac by running 3 marathons in 90 days; Eugene (#17) May 2, Newport (#18) June 5 and Missoula (#19) July 11.

After that on the marathon schedule is St. George, October 2nd :-)

Terri said...

First thing I did when we started talking about moving to Houston was look at the local race calendar=)
I run past a big patch of honeysuckle on my morning runs and it is wonderful.
Enjoy your 18 miles! I'm in awe! my mileage is so low these days. I really need to bring it up again. Have a great run!

I must eat, sleep and run. The road to my soul. said...

We are lucky enough to be able to run. I always fall back on that.

Harry

Patrick Mahoney said...

Thanks for the follow! I appreciate it. I was just going to take a nap actually :) Have a great 18 mile run.

Melanie said...

Fly to Seattle and run the Free Green River marathon with ME!! No medal but you can buy a shirt for $15. The course might SUCK but you can run with ME!! I bet my hubby would even let you stay at Casa de Tall Mom. Let me know..

Mel

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Last comment was from Tall MOm :)

Garden Runner said...

Wild Honeysuckle does smell fantastic! It was in full bloom 2 weeks ago here and I even posted about it on my blog. Small world................Keep up the running and try not to get too anxious between races. 18 sounds like a cure for that- how'd it go?