Sunday, June 13, 2010


As of late I've been in a bit of a funk. I'm feeling a little like the Glee kids after watching this performance from Vocal Adrenaline :)

The cause of my funk??? So many different things but it all stems from my job and the constant travel. After 8 1/2 years I am beyond done and ready to move on. BUT I'm am trying to change that by submitting my CV like crazy and researching possibly going back to school. I wish either someone would call me back or I could find a position that makes me happy! Ideally I would love to take a break all together but I don't think my husband would agree ;)

While my job may be the root of the problem my release isn't helping either. I'm not getting that love and feeling from running. I haven't in awhile. Lately I'm running naked (without a garmin and sometimes ipod) and not following any real plan in hopes that going back to basics resurrects some old feelings. Mostly I feel like breaking up. I know I need to give it some time because I go through this after big races. Unfortunately this is the longest my funk and general bad mood has lasted and I'm becoming a bit frustrated.

But it hasn't been all bad funktastic feelings.

Since it's humid and sometimes hot I've been enjoying my most favorite post-run treat - Fla - VOR - ICE

Reminds me of being 5 :)

And even though it was all doom and gloom outside this entire weekend I managed 10 miles. The rain caught up to me and I loved every minute it lasted. Afterwards the rain held off long enough for us and some friends to enjoy Ribfest. Not too crowded or hot - one of the best years for it yet!

the best ribs we tasted today

a little squinty but not bad ;)

So I hope in no time I'll be able to turn around my funk just like those Glee kids.


runner26 said...

i am jealous of all the chicago stuff going on right now--the blackhawks, blues fest, rib fest, etc. Glad you're taking advantage ;)

sorry about your job situation--i hope you can find what you're looking for.

Marlene said...

I was just chatting with someone yesterday about falling into a funk after a big race. Hope you can find your groove again soon.

In the meantime, enjoy your flavor ice. :)

Good luck on the employment front too - I hope some better options come up soon.

Xenia said...

So jealous of the FlavorIce.

I am running 'naked' as well lately. It's the only way I can stay sane. That and I get to see amusing farm animals on my runs. That always seems to cheer me up for some reason.

Hang in there!

MCM Mama said...

Hope the employment thing works out for you soon. I'm impressed you survived that much travel for so long.

I'm sure the running thing will come back soon. Sometimes it just takes a while...

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Your job situation does sound tough- yikes. I think the rest will smooth out when that does as well. In the meantime? Great runs and fun time you are having!

Jess said...

I never knew how you managed to stay sane with your constant travel. I hope you can find something that you will truly love that won't be so taxing on you!

kilax said...

I hope you find some jobs that interest you and get some call-backs! It's frustrating... my husband has been searching for a year and still, nothing. But keep at it! You will find something you like better :) And your running will start to be more fun too :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I do hope you find a job, I know how it is once you are ready to move on.

maybe some time off from running is ok? what about some kickboxing to relieve stress

Mark said...

Pullin' for you Jamie....

Mel-2nd Chances said...

sorry to hear about the funk, and the job stress. Fingers crossed for you that something comes along soon for ya!!