The “Good” Kind of Tired

April 26, 2013

Happy Friday Everyone!

This week, I am writing about the “good”  kind of tired. I am currently red-lining right now. It has been an incredibly busy week here. Between baseball games, tests, projects, essays, leading class discussions, college fairs, morning workout, polar bears, SAT Prep class, and everyday schoolwork, I am toast. But, this is a “good” kind of tired. I haven’t hit the point of not being able to function, but I have hit the point of the 1,000 mile stare. It’s a good feeling!  I know, I know, it sounds like I’m crazy. But I can prove that I’m a sane human being:

First, I know that I have been working hard. Nothing beats walking home every night at 9:30 knowing that I did my best that day. The feeling of getting into bed and closing your eyes and falling asleep almost instantly is awesome.

Second, I know that I have been having fun. I have found something new to suffer through, Polar Bears. Waking up and getting on a bus at 6:15 a.m. and getting in freezing cold water is… an interesting idea. But, I have to admit, it’s enjoyable. When you finally warm up at breakfast and you get a nice hot meal and maybe a cup of tea, it’s a good feeling.

Third and finally, I know that we have been working hard at baseball practices. Baseball might not seem like it’s a tough sport, but I beg to differ. Our practices are very fast-paced, and no one is standing around. Also, the baseball team always has a good time. Practices are filled with laughter and everyone wants to be there.

If there is one thing that I’m learning from this phase of exhaustion, it’s that I am setting new limits for myself. I’m pushing my previous limits to a new level. So, if you’re going to take anything away from this post, I ask that you try to challenge your mental and physical limits. Push yourself as much as you can until you reach the “good” kind of tired.

Until Next Week,



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