I think that most people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder, some more than others, and in the past I used to feel really sad during the winter. Since we have become triathletes, the severity of it has lessened but it still happens from time to time.
This week is one of those times, with Monday being an especially rough day. Without going into much detail, I was having a rough time at work and it took a little while to shake what I was feeling.
Luckily, I have amazing friends who try to make me feel better even if they aren't nearby! Crystal told me that Joe wanted to make me a video because one of her friends makes her videos that always cheer her up. Just knowing that they were thinking about me was enough to make the end of my day a little bit better!
I love my friends!
If you are a personal Facebook friend of mine, you might notice that I try to plan a lot of runs, events, and fun activities. I do this so that I can have things to look forward to so that I don't start to feel sad and lonely. I truly love our trail running friends and I was really happy that we were able to spend some time with them last night (and that we get to see some of them again tonight)!
With lots of fun things to look forward to in the next couple of weeks, runner movie night, long trail runs, friends and family coming to visit for the holidays, holiday parties and a few races, I don't think my sad feelings will last much longer.
Knowing that I have these people to bring me up when I am feeling down means more to me than they will ever know.