Sunday, February 14, 2010

P.S. - How to get out of a funk

My previous post did not really get to the nitty gritty of the matter, so to sum up, this is how it went down for me.

How to get out of a funk:
1.  Accept it for what it is - a funk.
2.  Accept that it might take a bit of time to get out of it.
3.  Cycle, do the elliptical, do yoga...just do 1 thing, 1 step at a time.
4.  Control what you eat - that is the only thing you CAN control, so be ruthless.
5.  Read other people's running blogs - it helps refocus the mind and offers great encouragement.
6.  Do not be afraid to ask for help - other people may have been to Funkville too!
7.  Use this time to catch up on other stuff.
8.  Sign up for something.  You will appreciate what it means to run all over again.
9.  Do not set absurd expectations: no training does not procure miraculous results.
10.  When you finally leave Funkville, roll up your sleeves, work hard and you will get back on track.


  1. That's a good list. Sometimes just mixing up the schedule helps--running the same routes and doing the same type of workouts leads to boredom. When you find yourself saying I 'have to' run today, then it becomes like a job, and Funkville is right around the corner. Just like life, we have to find ways to keep it fresh or we stagnate--set goals, reward yourself, and remember that we typically respond better to praise than negative criticism.

  2. The asking for help is very hard. I have been trying to do a little more of that. I am moving, or at least I'll be moving soon but it is getting dragged out. I have called and asked my mom to help me pack because I don't have the time to do it all myself. Asking her to help has been one of my better ideas.