So a week after the marathon and the question bumbling around is – what’s next?
For me the answer seems to be – semi-retirement.
I have no big plans for the moment except to enjoy some variety in my workouts since I’m not going to be running all the time (or ever) anymore. It will be nice to hit the weights again. It will be nice to not battling the food monster 16 mile runs brings on. It’ll be nice to go for bike rides before winter sets in or maybe even roller blade. I might try a warrior dash or some other type of organized event next year, but for now, no plans.
I also plan to semi-retire this blog. I’ve been incredibly busy and this blog has been on auto-pilot for a year or so. The weekly weigh-ins aren’t keeping me focused. I’ve shared my ups and downs without much hiding, it’s just not been motivational to me to avoid bad behavior like this week with a bit of post marathon binge. I’ll still be tracking on Lose It! and RunKeeper (5 years to make the loss permanent research seems to say), but I won’t be posting very much anymore. It has turned into one more point of time pressure than I need right now and I don’t feel like I’m adding a lot right now.
That said, I won’t be shutting it down. I did something here maybe someone else can learn from. I’ll drop by to say hello once in a while. (And I still get tons of hits on my Olive Garden Venetian Chicken review, can’t deprive the world of that!)
So off to the gym!