Rambling: Can I Go Running Yet?

It’s Tuesday. It’s been more than 24 hours since I was last on the Lakefront Trail, and I swear, I’m going crazy. I read that this can happen to runners training, but I never thought it would happen to me.

I’m starting to get addicted to running. If something threatens my time to spend running, I get extremely cranky and shut the idea down immediately. If I think I’m able to do something after the time it takes me to run (like work or produce a podcast or meet – anything that needs to be pre-scheduled, basically,) then I’m anxious for the whole day and can’t focus on anything. I start to be short with people. Basically…

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So I guess I’m posting this as an “I’m sorry” to anyone I have to talk to until 4:30pm today. Just let me get my eight miles in and then I’ll be a pocket full of sunshine. I guess I’m not sure if this half marathon training thing is actually good for me yet, since it’s putting my mental state in a place that leaves something to be desired. 

Help me. Someone. Someone please, please help me.

 

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Author: erikabunk

Raised in Northern Minnesota. BA in Radio/Business & Entrepreneurship, but right now just talking too much about running shoes and a Masters Student at DePaul (Journalism). Training for the marathon with various podcasts. Spends too much time on Spotify, in search of the best record store in the world, and dreams of returning to Reykjavík.

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