I don’t know if I’ve ever had a post-season like this one before. I have absolutely no idea what to do with myself! Seriously! My training was so focused from January through September, that after the St. George Marathon I’ve kind of found myself in a slump, in all aspects of my life. I have goals for 2011, but it’s just not quite time to begin executing them just yet. My body and sprit needs a rest……..but come on now…….does it still need Halloween Candy! It’s been interesting, to say the least.
So, what’s a girl to do……..? I have goals. I’m driven to accomplish those goals, but I also need some down time. I think I’m beginning to realize the problem. I’m a Type-A personality (strong, driven, organized, pushy, annoying). My type-A personality has been thrown into a spiral that it just can’t seem to get out of. It doesn’t rest! It doesn’t fail to check off something on the calendar each day! I’ve decided that my personality has some learning to do. I have to learn to settle down and let life just roll along through this post-season. There is another season right around the corner and plenty of other things that can occupy my time right now. There is no need to race every time I hit the roads. There is no need to push farther and harder. There will be plenty of time for that in a few weeks. Right now, it is about sitting, breathing and slowly cruising through the holidays.
I think we all hit patches in our lives like this. Whether we have been consumed by a new baby, a school project, work, a season of a sport. When we are younger we just kind of plow through and our bodies and our spirits keep up pretty well. But there comes a certain point where the saying “to everything there is a season” becomes a very true statement. Balance. Joy. Desire. That is what life’s little ups and down for are. To remind us to maintain balance. To help us realize the joy in what we have. To renew a desire to continue on. If we keep doing what we always do……we’ll never get anything different. Wouldn’t that be horrible?
So that’s what I’m going to do………I’m going to sit right here and enjoy this precious moment……..all too soon it will be gone……..and life will move right along.