|Yesterday 5:30 PM|
But when I woke up this morning, I was fine and ready to jump back into the fray. I was ready to go to work. I was looking forward to getting a bunch of stuff done. There is no doubt the reset button was pressed overnight, because I woke up optimistic.
I'm sure this happens to a lot of you. I'm no psychologist, but the ability to emotionally recover with rest is probably meant to be hard wired into our being. When I was in my 20's, I could have the worst day ever and bounce right back the next day. Automatically, with no questions asked.
However, in my 30's, my ability to bounce back from a bad day started to wane. I could be in a funk for days. When the drinking was at it's heaviest, the light or enjoyable moment was the exception. I was functioning, but just. Or maybe not.
I came back around when I hit 40. It wasn't the endurance sports, per se. I was (and am still not) driven by PR's or reaching milestones. Instead, endurance sports helped put a real purpose back in my life, which in turn allowed me to get back on track all the way around. Though there where other factors, I bet you that almost every change I made can be traced back to my decision to buy running shoes and join the gym.
Age doesn't mean
But even still...I wouldn't have been able to get started without a support system. My doctor screaming at me got me off my ass, but Mary and Ian kept me from sitting back down. And then there is you guys - you helped make 2010 amazing.
That's pretty much all I have today....