February 20, 2010

ebb + flow
i don’t know how obvious it’s been from my posts (maybe very?) but i haven’t felt like myself lately. specifically: i’ve been tired, irritable, and moody. normally, a good workout snaps me out of funks like these, but i haven’t even been up for my normal workout routine (or anything even close). the kitchen has been for the most part devoid of my usual creations, and the motivation to do pretty much anything not involving sleep, a couch, or cereal has been lacking.

no, i’m not pregnant. (and yes, i checked. that’s how off i’ve felt . . .)

i thought that i started off this week on a better note, but it turned out to be pretty much like the last one.

i don’t know. i slept 9 hours last night, missing out on this weekend’s long run (my just-japanese-straightened hair now precludes any further activity that might produce — gasp — sweat). i don’t DO things like that! or do i?

maybe it’s just my body begging for a little break. and perhaps i should take a cue from the rest of the world and just take one. thank you all for understanding!


  • Reply Chelsea February 20, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I cannot even imagine keeping it together on your schedule. You do so much on top of a demanding job. Do take a break. Running, cooking, everything will still be here.

  • Reply Anonymous February 20, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    it's amazing to me that youre able to function at such a high level as much as you do. i'm sure youre just feeling the effects of a very grueling past few months.

    i should probably take a cue from the world too and rest a bit. but i'm sure that youre similar to me and our personalities make it so hard to do so!

  • Reply Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc February 20, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I think you hit the nail on the head – you two seem to be going through an awful lot in life right now and your schedules have been so busy. Keep doing what you know…you'll be out of the "funk" soon!!

  • Reply Morgan February 20, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Take a break, you definitely deserve it with your intense schedule. When I first started reading my first thought was that you were pregnant! Just take care of yourself!

  • Reply niecy February 20, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Please don't feel bad about taking a break! You work so hard everyday and deserve some time for rejuvenation and restoration. 🙂 You definitely impress me with how well you handle your schedule!

    I'm a third year med student (in the midst of my OB/gyn rotation) and I've never felt so tired as I've been these past few months. Everyday. Sometimes it really bothers me that I don't have the energy to do anything other than sit on my couch and study (errr…watch TV), but Im slowing coming to recognize that my body and mind need a rest sometimes. No harm there!

    Also, it's that time of year when the wintery drabness is just getting old. Bring on spring already!

    I love your blog! Hope you enjoy the day 🙂

  • Reply da February 20, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    "You deserve a break today…"
    but NOT at McDonalds! (Or are you too young to remember that jingle?)
    L, da

  • Reply Anonymous February 20, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    When this happens to me I call this post-crisis-relaxation-induced depression (PCRID). I think people who live hectic pressured filled lives adapt to that level of stimulation. Then, when there is a lull, after the inital relief and recovery from the exhaustion, there can be an overcorrection. Relaxation leads to understimulation and well, PRCID. I really do think relaxation/rest is important but sometimes adding some equal measure of stress (nothing horrible) recalibrates things and you get the mojo back. Feel better!

  • Reply Jess February 20, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    You need to bake some cookies and watch something really stupid yet fascinating on tv. Feel better!

  • Reply Denise February 21, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Feel better, Sarah! I'm sure the world will seem a lot brighter when you two can relax and spend some quality time together. Miss you!

  • Reply Faith February 21, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Definitely take a break, Sarah. Listen to your body and give yourself permission to do what you want for a bit…even if it's something that seems totally out of character. Hope you're feeling better soon!

  • Reply Kristan February 23, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Aw, I totally understand, I hope you feel more yourself soon!

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