Post-Holiday Blues

Weeks of excitement and preparation for a major holiday can lead to depression during the days immediately after.  That’s me today, the day after National Running Day

It’s time to take down the holiday tree decorated with running shoes, GU packets, race bibs, and finisher medals.  It’s time to throw out the leftover holiday pasta and refrain from having an after-dinner Gatorade on the rocks each evening.  It’s time to move on until the next holiday rolls around.

Yesterday is just a distant memory of meeting my Cruiser and MRTT friends at 7 PM for our annual holiday party on the trail.

We donned our fanciest footwear and took off for our run with about half of the “RSVP’ed yes” guests.  Storms were threatening to cancel our celebration, and the moms planning to run with their kiddos in strollers decided to err on caution and send their regrets.


We kept our celebratory run to four miles and got back to the parking lot just as confetti was released in the form of rain!  We jumped in our cars and took off, and I’m almost positive I heard one of the Cruisers shout, “Happy Running Day to all, and to all a good night!”


Here’s hoping you had a great National Running Day, and aren’t feeling too let down today!  Don’t worry about me, though!  I’ve already bounced back because today is Chipotle Thursday – a holiday in my book!

  • Questions:
  • How did you celebrate National Running Day?
  • What’s your best “caught in the rain” story?
  • Chipotle fan, yes or no?

17 replies on “Post-Holiday Blues”

  1. Deborah says:

    I hosted a fun run for Rock n Roll we had a blast! Lots of MRTT at our event too. You will have to hook up with us sometime
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  2. In honor of my little sister, I went for my first blindfolded run since Charlotte’s Thunder Road Half Marathon in November. My guide and I ran a 5K to celebrate National Running Day. Thanks to the Cruisers for logging miles for Taylor!
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  3. You are so funny! I love this post! :)
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  4. I had a long comment planned but your last question ruined that.

    Chipotle fan yes or no?

    An emphatic and resounding YES. Absolutely love it.
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  5. Carla says:

    Mmm…Chipolte Thursday!

    Sounds like you and your group went all out. Sorry that the moms couldn’t join in but I understand that the possibility of wet kids is just too much.
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    • Deb Runs says:

      They made a good call, because when it started raining, it rained hard. I don’t think it would have been fun for the little ones.

  6. Jim Mandoli says:

    I wonder about Gatorade (only drank it once many years ago)… is that free from artifical sweeteners? What alternative could you recommend?
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  7. Caroline says:

    This post made me laugh at loud :)
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  8. ha ha ha!! I LOVE the image of the running holiday tree!! So funny.
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    • Deb Runs says:

      I’ve seen pictures of Christmas trees that have race medals and bibs on them. Surprisingly, we don’t have one!

  9. Meagan says:

    Awww it’s just like when Christmas is over. I’m glad y’all were able to get a run in together before the storms moved in!
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