I've seen this floating around Pinterest lately and it really struck me today. Since the 20 miler my motivation level has been....well pretty low! I know this happens to me a lot after a big race that I have been training for. All the anticipation and then it's gone! I took the end of this week to just rest. Not necessarily rest physically (are you ever able to do that with a toddler...or even without?) but I needed the mental rest. A rest from the "I need to run". This week (since I have a half 3 weeks away) I am talking back to that voice that is saying to turn around and go home. I'm telling it to "Shut it!" because around these parts we run. And this week that is what we will do!!
Do you need a mental rest after big races? Are you telling that voice to "Shut it!" this morning?