Not quite the life I'm used too of late!
It's well documented that people get a little blue after a big adventure or sporting achievement. I never thought it would happen to me though. It's not like I won gold in the Olympics or anything. Yet here I am, 3 weeks after returning and feeling pretty blue and I'm trying to work out why?
Maybe it's the lack of attention?
I don't think so. It was never about the attention or recognition for me. I wanted to cycle the world and wanted to do it as fast as I could and raise money for Solar Aid. That was a personal goal and had I not wanted to raise money for charity, I would have gone off and done it on my own.
Maybe I'm exercise deprived?
I racked up around 8000 miles in training and then another 16,000 as I cycled the world. My body has been full of adrenalin for months and maybe doesn't know how to operate without that constant flow of adrenal energy. I hope its not this. I'm not sure I can carry on doing 15 hours of exercise a day.
Maybe I'm not eating properly?
You are what you eat! For months Ive been eating somewhere in the region of 5000kcal per day. It's almost impossible to eat that much food and NOT get every sort of vitamin and mineral your body needs to function properly. Since I've been back my diet has gone out the window. I actually had a 99p pizza the other day which is probably as nutritious as a puddle of mud. Need to eat better.
Maybe I'm not blue at all, maybe I'm just bored?
For over a year I've had a purpose, a goal, a reason to get up and train hard, eat properly and focus my energies. There was always something to do. Now I have none of these. I'm not very good at sitting down and doing nothing. I thought that I'd be able to relax for a few weeks and then get my creative juices flowing again on the next project. Maybe a few weeks is too long for me. Maybe I need to be working on a new project NOW! Yes. That must be it. Even writing that down excited me!
So that's it! I need to get off my lazy arse and start something new.
Always fancied swimming the channel! Is it possible to do it in winter?