I swear I don’t know what is wrong with me but I’ve just been so lethargic and not into any kind of exercise lately let alone running. But tonight, I forced my butt out for a decent walk with the dog when I got home from work and something magical happened. After about 20 minutes I felt the desire to pick up the pace and before you knew it I was sprinting a few blocks here and there. I think this is a sign that I just need a little more time to get back to business.

He's thrilled that I've finally decided that we could walk for more than 10 minutes after the sun sets.

He’s thrilled that I’ve finally decided that we could walk for more than 10 minutes after the sun sets.

I just ran 2 blocks!

I just ran 2 blocks!

a little moonlight

a little moonlight

The best part was that I finally hit 10,000 steps today.

FullSizeRender 915 days ago I had a 60,000 step day thanks to the NYC Marathon and since then I think I’ve reached 10,000+ maybe 2 or 3 days….one of which was the day we went hiking. Even this past weekend I took Duncan for a walk at the park both days but we didn’t go for more than 30 minutes because I just felt so fatigued.

Short walk Sunday

Short walk Sunday

Driving to the park

Driving to the park

Short walk Saturday

Short walk Saturday

I slept 8+ hours each night of this past weekend so maybe that had something to do with tonight’s burst of energy.

This is all very encouraging.

One sad piece of news. I think my Keurig is finally dead. So tonight I whipped out my handy dandy percolator and you know what? I missed it!

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I hope you all have a great week.

Are you a coffee drinker? Do you do drip, pods, k-cups, french press, percolator, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts???? 

6 Comments

  1. I think it is totally normal to feel lethargic and fatigued even several weeks after a marathon! I ran an Oct 4th marathon and made the mistake of signing up for an early Novemmber half, which was simply miserable and my second slowest half to date. I know plenty of people run back to back races but everyone is different and at almost 42, I’m finding that my body just needs a lot more TLC after a marathon!

    Yes to coffee in all forms! We have a standard thermal coffee maker and my hubby and I go trough a full pot each morning : ). I work with kindergarten kiddos so I need all the caffeine I can get just to keep up!

  2. i think you deserve a break after that marathon! i know i am taking the week off and i only did a 10k and a half. doesnt 8 hours of sleep just feel magical sometimes :)

  3. I’ve been feeling lethargic and not getting my 10,000 steps lately either! I think it’s also about the time of year and lack of energy from the weather.

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