1. The next one in a series
Sometimes I finish book #1 in a series and I’m like OHMYGOD YES YES YES AMAZING SO AMAZING I WANT #2 RIGHT NOW!!! *flail*
But book #2 is still 6 months away from being published! How ever will I live? Well, then 6 months arrives and suddenly I’m not running to get the book. Euphoria has left and I have no huge urge to keep reading the series.
Sometimes I finish an AMAZING workout. I feel great and I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow! But then tomorrow comes and I’m like, “Ehhh I don’t waaannaa!!”
2. Goddamn this slump
Reading slumps are where no book sounds good. You’re DNF’ing left and right. Maybe you don’t even WANT to pick up a book.
Exercising has those too. Some days all your workouts suck. You can’t even do one freakin’ push up, let alone 10. You don’t even want to get up and go to the gym.
3. My ass is KICKED
Have you ever been emotionally destroyed by a book? I mean, completely torn apart and left hollow. You just sit there and reflect over everything that happened because you still can’t believe that IT DID IN FACT HAPPEN. WHAT THE FUCK?!
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s had this feeling after a workout. You just want to face plant into the ground (the bed is too far) and SLEEP FOR ALL ETERNITY.
Please don’t make me do any more!
4. The afterglow
Similar to getting your ass kicked, but in a different way…
Finishing an awesome book. You just need to sit there and bask in the amazingness of it because IT WAS SO PERFECT! You could just sit there for hours, reflecting over every single piece of that beautiful book of words. You want to relive every moment.
I never thought I’d say this, but workouts have those moments too. Sometimes I finish a workout and think, “Hot damn! I worked it out like an effing boss!” I’m really proud of what I accomplished and feel like I kicked serious ass!
5. Did I do it right?
Sometimes I finish a book and think, “Did I read that right?” Left and right, my friends are RAVING about this book; they think it’s AMAZEBALLS. But I felt nothing. NOTHING! It’s like I read the book wrong, because I feel none of the things that everyone is gushing about.
You might try a new workout that all your friends love. They might say:
“I felt so great afterwards!”
“It kicked my ass!!”
“I was sore for days!”
“It was so much fun!”
But then you do the same workout and feel NONE OF THOSE THINGS. Maybe you didn’t do it right to get the epic burn?