Okay, I need to confess something: I’ve got the blahs. The Winter Blahs, the Bah Humbug Blahs, the Work Sucks Blahs, the Can’t Stop Eating Christmas Cookies Blahs, and – worst of all – the Post-Marathon Blahs. *whew* It feels good to finally admit that. I’ve been fighting it and denying there’s a problem, but it’s so obvious (to me, at least) that I’m having trouble mustering up any enthusiasm lately. My list of things that are bugging me includes, but is not limited to:
- I need a haircut (and a little color would be nice, too)
- Mother Nature has rotten timing
- I have no willpower in the face of cookies
- I’m not quite done getting ready for Christmas
- I’m giving myself loads of guilt about Christmas (you know the drill – “Have I done enough?”)
- I feel fat (hey, think that could be related to all the cookies?)
- I am woefully behind on blogs
- The blahs are such a downward spiral – I don’t feel like doing anything because I feel blah, but doing nothing is making me feel even more blah… UGH! Blah, rinse, repeat.
The good news is that just talking about it out loud (ummm, writing out loud?) is already helping me put the blahs in perspective. I’ve felt this way before after big races and/or near big holidays and I know the feeling will pass. In the meantime, here’s my plan of attack to beat the blahs:
- Eat a good dinner with some yummy colorful vegetables
- Stop with the cookies, already
- Speedwork! I love me some speedwork and I’ve got a great workout on tap for tomorrow with 800 repeats. I haven’t done 800s in so long (I’ve concentrated on mile repeats), I’m almost giddy with excitement!
How do you beat your post-race/mid-winter/cookie-eating blahs??