Something Jeanne has learned very well (and that even I have only recently come to understand) is that I only have two gears – full out and dead stop.
I am definitely a manic-depressive sort of character when it comes to my passions and work. I go through periods where I am inexaustible. Periods where I am up till 2:00 a.m. night after night. Periods where I have to keep a notebook so I don’t lose all of the ideas that flow into my mind in wave after wave of creative nirvana. Periods where noone can keep up to me. These periods generally last for a month or so and then…
…it all comes crashing down and I am utterly useless.
Then, I rest up (sometimes for as much as a month), rinse and repeat.
When it comes to non-running stuff, I am not a marathoner – I do not know pacing.
And I’m ok with that – it’s mostly nice to have figured out how “I am”.
But I imagine it must be hard to be around me. If that last statement rings a bell (Jeanne?), I apologize.
As the Scorpion said to the frog, “It’s in my nature“.
Some day soon, I will start talking about running again. I just needed to get this off my chest.