running blues, (n) A state of intense longing experienced by a runner who is unable to run for an extended period of time.
This week I've been struggling with a severe case of the running blues. Yes, I know I'll D.V. run again. And yes, I'm acutely aware of all the blessings that I'm currently surrounded by. But I really ache for a run. It's in my blood. It's part of who I am - I have to move.
So I did what I always do when I get the running blues: I went running shopping. Nothing fancy or expensive - just a new pair of running socks. And I put it right where I can see it in my clothes drawer: All fresh and new - a reminder of many miles still to come.
Somehow that always makes me feel so much better?!
Do you ever get the running blues? How do you cure it?