Good morning Streakers!
It’s a great day for streaking! (The fitness kind, not the naked kind.). I hope you kept a streak going today or maybe decided to start one. I find my fitness streaks to be the most effective way for me to maintain my physical fitness. Even though I do generally the same exercises everyday, I create variations within the exercise itself. For example, some days I run farther than the minimum distance, or I add more push-ups to my burpees instead of just one. These variations push cardio vascular system and my muscles while keeping my streak alive!
Post-performance let down.
Yesterday, we performed a play for which I wrote songs and acted as the musical director for the final time. I wrote the songs in December of 2017 and we began a long and drawn out rehearsal schedule, 13 weeks! While rehearsing was tedious, in the end, we created a great show and the audiences loved it! The problem with all of this is that I feel a dramatic and depressing post-performance let down. My schedule/routine changes for the foreseeable future. Instead of going to rehearsal and working with others to reach a common goal. I’ll be at home trying to write out the next play or songs or, alternatively], letting my mind run wild with possible depressing thoughts.
I find this happens when I accomplish a fitness goal as well, like running a marathon or other distance races. In the B.S. era, I would dramatically alter my exercise schedule. Most commonly, the ‘alteration’ would be no exercise at all. Now that I am in year 1 A.S., I haven’t entered any races or other fitness events. I will enter at least one this year and after that I will run the next day and do my burpees. I have backpacked into and out of (thankfully) the Grand Canyon while maintaining my running streak. The day we hiked down, I got up earlier than my other hikers and ran a mile. The following day, after we hiked out of the canyon, I took off my pack, put on my running shoes and ran a mile. The next day, I ran a mile or more. (I can’t remember the exact distance for that day.) The point is, I kept my streak alive even after accomplishing an amazing feat, at least amazing in my eyes.
Anyway, I have to wrap this up and get to work. I hope you have a great day and happy streaking!