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.