After any major life event, a graduation, wedding, birth of a child, you might experience sadness, anger, or random moments of crying at commercials. A goal race is a major life event! Sure, it may just be running, but after pouring your blood, sweat, and tears into training day in day out for weeks, the days after a race can feel like a big let-down. This is the post-race blues and it is an actual thing and yes, it’s completely normal, even if you had the race of your life.
I know first hand, it happened to me after my spring marathon. The first week after the race, I was cranky, irritable and cried at the drop of a Geico commercial.
How about you?
Have you ever experienced the post-race blues? What was it like for you? What helped you to feel better?