I get like that a lot after a big event. Birthdays, Christmas, races, etc. I wish it wasn't true, but I feel a big letdown that all the excitement is over. The same rule applies to Sunday nights. How ridiculous is it that I get grumpy and pick fights on a Sunday night? (Especially since I work from home. Seriously.) But it's because I dread the weekend ending and Monday morning beginning.
|"The weekend is over already?"|
I have figured out that aside from getting over myself and appreciating the great times AND the regular, average, everyday times, I need to plan ahead. I always like to have something on the horizon to plan for and look forward to, even if it's a year away. So here are some things I'm excited about in the future....
Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon: Yeah, all my whining and I have a huge freaking race to look forward to on November 10th. I ran this last year as my first (and only) marathon, and I loved it. It's like a trail race with faster times - it's mostly paved, but the course is empty, there are few spectators and you get to enjoy nature as you go. I'm hoping to beat my PR (4:37) and I have good feelings about it...
Silver Bell Sprint 5k: I wanted to run this last year and ended up being injured, but it is supposed to be a really fun small-town event once the Christmas lights and decor go up in the downtown area. Plus, I have only raced ONE road 5k....ever. (I think?) And that was about 17 months ago. So I feel confident that I can snag another PR barring some crazy injury.
Christmas Holidays: Although we weren't expecting it, Tim and I have some plans to see family at Christmas. Last year was really special for us because it was our first Christmas together in our house in America, but I'll admit it was a little lonely. I'm used to bigger, family-oriented celebrations. So I'm excited to share the holidays with some loved ones this year :)
|Christmas at home last year|
The Vacation Maybe Sometime: This one is in the works. But a girl can dream, right? Believe it or not, Tim and I have never taken an overnight holiday ALONE - with the exception of one night in a hotel after our wedding. We have so many wonderful friends and family to see it's hard to justify spending the money on a trip JUST for us. It's something I'm eager to do, so for now I'm researching completely plausible trips like private villas in Bora Bora and month-long hiking adventures in Central America. Don't squash my dreams, please.
Does anyone else feel a "letdown" after big events? How do you deal with it?
I like to think I'm getting better about it, but maybe I'm not. Honestly, sometimes I can be in tears the day after something special because I'm so genuinely distraught that it's over! Maybe that makes me a big baby. Who knows?
What's the next big thing you have to look forward to?