Monday, 19 August 2013

Beating the Running Blues

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?  


  1. I certainly get running blues. Luckily I haven't had that problem for some time now. I usually try to do some cross or upper body training to feel better. I bought a black and a blue pair of the same socks this weekend :)

    1. I have some black and blue ones too - love them :) !

  2. I'm like a bear with a sore head if I can't run. I delve into my shelf full of running books and get all sorts of fanciful ideas for improving my training and making me run faster - once I can start running again. It never works!

  3. I, sadly, don't get the running blues. I have to make myself run for the most part. :/


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