After my 10K run in the Spring, I had a slow, long deep spiral downward. Typical :) From feeling like I was on cloud nine, to being flat on the sidewalk. My joints have remained relatively pain-free thanks to #Humira. But even with the joint pain being long gone, I have had a real struggle with physical fatigue and depression. My hope is that the streets, my feet, and writing will help bring me back to the surface.
My wife and I took a long weekend to visit Charleston, South Carolina. It was hot and humid, but at the same time it was great to be away from the day-to-day that life throws at us. We did a lot of sightseeing, a lot of relaxing, and a lot of eating some really great food.
It generally felt like taking a step back in time as we toured the area. And I think that it helped to go later in the year after the significant tourist season had slowed. We spent a day on the Isle of Palms, where the beaches were wide...and wide open. Fortunately, we were there at a time when the beach was calm and the weather was still sunny and warm.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the downtime. But as I emerge from this months-long funk, and a few days of fun, I have to make myself recharge and get moving. Tomorrow, Monday, October 7th, I will lace up the Saucony's and get my butt moving...albeit slowly. We will see where it leads, but I invite you along for the job.
#Chroniclife warriors, share your thoughts, ideas, inspirations if you have gone through a similar downtime. How did you re-emerge, what worked best for you, and how did you keep it going? I'm hopeful this can be a spot to share with others ideas for renewal.
Happy Fall my friends.