Well, for the first time in Forever. I have Holiday Stress.
I don’t think it’s the traditional holiday stress that they write the articles about….but its still stress related to the holiday.
I’m done shopping. I’m do not worry excessively about having a perfect get together with family or friends. I don’t feel particularly lonely. None of that.
Instead, I feel like I have no time to get stuff done. My long run today just completely tanked. Instead of the planned 20…I did err, 6. I now realise that it was cold, and I was underdressed for it, plus I was very very tired. But if I do not get in a long this week, I am concerned for my Marathon. I am trying to figure out some nice way to get Jim to switch with me to the half, but so far all of my attempts have left me with him saying… “you can do it!”
So the only day I have this week to do another long run like that is Wednesday. So no thats not a lot of pressure at all. Ha! On Wednesday I also have to drop the dog at the vet, get my new shoes, find some sort of Holiday outfit (Kohls, I think), pack everything, make sure to return library books, and drop by my friend’s (who was in the hospital recently) house and help her cope with Xmas. Thursday I fly out to be with my family.
I think my entire Holiday stress centers around a 20 mile run.