Tuesday, August 31, 2010

in a funk

So a coworker came up to me this morning and sat down next to me and said "Jason, what's wrong" you seem to be down these last couple days/weeks" To be honest, I feel kind of in a funk. I'm tired at work and although I do interact socially with my coworkers, I'm just not my jovial self.

This might be due the fact that I have been sleeping in a tent on the weekends the past two. Last weekend we had an air mattress but it rained and our tent leaked a little, so I was sleeping on a wet air mattress. This past weekend I didn't have my air mattress so I was sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag. I kept waking up to roll over and my hips were hurting.

More stress because of this baby that's coming in a few short months. Like 2.5 months. And even more reason to be tired is because I'm putting in so many miles running to train for this marathon, it's really taking it's toll.

Our weekends have been so busy and there aren’t going to be many free weekends until the end of September. We are trying to plan a house warming party also so that weekend we now have free might be filled up.

On some good news my training is going really well. I'm up to 20 miles on my long runs (well, I only did one 20 miler but felt good after it). I can complete my 10 mile tempo runs at race pace and last night I did an 'easy' 8 miles at 8:39 pace in the 90+ heat. I'm really hoping for some cooler days so I can just not worry about carrying a ton of water with me or doing mini loops back to my house to grab a drink. It fucks with my mind when I have to do 3 5mile loops. I would rather just do one big 20 mile loop with some water stops along the way.

This weekend we are going to my in-laws in Pittsburg for our baby shower. Rusted Root is also putting on a free concert at a park. $20 donation per car on Monday afternoon. We went last year and it was a ton of fun. I think I'm going to limit my alcohol consumption this weekend though. The last two weekends I drank way too much beer and ate way too much food. I assume we are playing golf this weekend also while the ladies do the baby shower stuff. I also need to get in a long run, hopefully at least 16 miles. Two stupid laps, again.


  1. Sorry you are in a funk. Hang in there! Enjoy the concert coming up!

  2. The best thing about funk - when you come oout you are a funkier version of you = faster/happier. ;)

  3. I know why you has a sad, it's because I left

    The other night when you said "All our weekends are full!" I thought that would usually be a good thing, being filled with fun things, but you didn't sound happy at all about being so busy.

    Hope you come out of it soon. Maybe as the fall comes in with some cooler weather, the running will become more enjoyable and everything else will just fall into place.

  4. sam, i realized that when i got home and mowed the grass (which i love), then went for a run (which i really enjoyed too) that I am not really in a funk, just works sucks! I'm super happy when im at home and busy! But i put a stick in your aloe plant and it's proped up nicely!

  5. I'm sorry you're in a funk (or that works suck based on your comment)! Hopefully it will pass soon!
    Good job with your mileage and tempo runs! I think you are going to do great in your marathon!
    I hope you have a good baby shower! Enjoy the concert too!