Alex, relax. You're still a jock in all our minds.
And top jock at that! Give it a rest for a bit. Us old guys have made your mistake multiple times. So listen to us at least, as we refused to ;-)
Agree. Start walking to work to burn off some energy.
I’m sorry to hear this, Alex! Even while injured, your training log contains way more training than I’ve done many weeks during grad school, so don’t worry – I’m pretty sure everyone still thinks of you as an incredible athlete. I know how frustrating it is to not be able to train, so you’ve probably thought through all of this already, but are there any other kinds of physical activities that you’d want to start getting more into? I really enjoy climbing, and I know it’s very different than running, but it involves working out (in a different way, but that still feels good afterward) and problem solving at the same time. Or are there any other sports involving more arms (or at least not your knee) that you could try? What about other kinds of physical activity that are less traditional? My first year of grad school I got really into social dancing (swing, waltz, etc.). I particularly enjoyed all the energetic dances (such as polka!). For me, it became my stress-relief when running training became stressful. Maybe now is a good time to try out some other things you haven’t had time for because of training. Anyway, I hope you recover soon and are able to feel better about yourself until that happens. Let me know if I can help in any way!
Hang in there. Maybe walk with a map and visualize? The !astmonth I was pregnant with Peter, I did a!l the West Point nat'l meet courses while taking the long way around to work. And then when I could run again, I went out and ran them (since they were right in my back yard!). It felt so good to try out the routes I had come up with, and it kept me sane when I was feeling so big and awkward.