I could not wait for those 25 minutes to be over. I am not sure why this happened. Well, that is not entirely true. I really haven't run much since the marathon, as I was trying to rest my knee. (Which by the way, didn't really hurt during this torturous run. I "felt" it, but there was no pain.) And on Saturday night I went out to dinner with some girlfriends. We had sushi and a
Since I have started this endurance athlete thing I have struggled with the balance of my training and my social life. I am a very social person, always the first one at a party, and the last one to leave. Those late hours, few drinks, and bad food do not mix well with my new lifestyle, which I LOVE! It is hard to stay connected to people who don't get it though. I think sometimes, some of them, think Jeff and I are "just working out" and taking it to the crazy extreme. But to me, running, marathon training, and triathlon training is more of a lifestyle change, than "just working out." It may have started off that way, but it has become something that I am very passionate about. I used to be a person who went to classes at the gym, but that did not provide the same sense of accomplishment I get from what I do now. Not to lessen the importance of that to people who do enjoy classes ect. Anyway, after this run, I told myself no more late nights like that. It just isn't worth it. Which means I need to find a way to stay connected to the people who are not part of the endurance lifestyle. We have found new friends who are also into this endurance thing, and that is awesome. But where does that leave me with the people who were there "at the start" of this. How will I keep those relationships? Some have been effected, and some haven't, and I am really struggling with this. I have a feeling that I will find that way for some, but not all. Wow, didn't know this post was going there. Has anyone else struggled with this, and what did you do?