Tired

I love the holiday season.  I really do.  But it just wears me out.

This weekend is our big annual holiday concert series.  That has meant long rehearsals Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  I sang a concert yesterday afternoon and have another concert to sing this afternoon.  Then we’re singing different music at a different concert location tomorrow night.

Oh, and I ran a five mile race yesterday morning, which I will recap later this week.

This year, I decided to do things differently and even though I have a big race coming up, I decided that I was going to rest as much as possible and focus on proper eating and sleep. Workouts weren’t going to do my body any good if I was already exhausted and run down.

I slept about 11 hours last night, which is obviously unusual for me.  This morning, I’m allowing myself a little bit of lazy time, then I need to get working on various chores around the house.  I keep telling myself that it doesn’t matter if I leave the house looking like a disaster.  The cats won’t mind.

It doesn’t help that I’m incredibly hoarse from this week’s rehearsal schedule.  I had to mouth some of the words in yesterday’s concert because the notes wouldn’t happen.  I’m not sure tomorrow’s concert is going to be singable, but I will do what I can.  For now, tea and honey.  And cleaning.  Yuck.

One thought on “Tired

  1. I think you have the right point of view on this. A balance of workouts and diet and rest and other activities is probably the best way to train for races while maintaining good health and a balanced life.

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