Patience. It is what I need today. I've made it this far through winter without a hint of the doldrums but this past week I hit a wall. Perhaps it has something to do with working 13 days straight. Hmmm.
Last night I noticed my need for caffeine in waves like never before. I was irritable, short, grumpy, exhausted. Some may say that about wine, they like it to smooth the rough edges, but for me it's just a little caffeine, please.
But we are almost there. The grey, rainy, foggy, cold wintry weeks we've had lately will soon give way to sun, wind and warmth. Even today started cold and wet, but now the sun is breaking through just in time for the highlight of my day.
I look forward to running a suburban 10 with my girl, Mimi and know it's in part what I've been missing. Time with friends, the long run, nice weather, change.
They days will soon be upon us when the kids arrive home from school, drop their books and go outside to wander. When late dinners and open windows are the norm, spring camping trips and beach excursions on the calendar. For more hiking, biking and baseball and new adventures in running races. I look forward to it all.
It will come, faster still if I keep my patience.