Ugh. I woke up in a BAD MOOD this morning.
People ask me sometimes why I run so much. Part of it is an exercise habit. Part of it is that I like the results. I do get the “runners high” on occasion. I like being able to eat what I want. But mostly its because of mornings like today.
Contrary to what The Secret suggests, I did NOT wake up this morning, put my feet on the ground and begin to recite everything I was thankful for. Instead I walked around in this cloud of frustration. I did NOT feel like running. BUT, as I am a crazy creature of habit, I laced up my shoes, grabbed my dog (it was still dark) and off I went. I’ve been trying to use the time to think about positive things (too much focus on negative lately), but that just wasn’t happening this morning (So The Secret is a work is progress, ok?). This morning it was all about what’s making me crazy:
My dog knocking over the entire water bowl before I left in his rush to get outside
The fact that, despite getting enough sleep, I’ve been more tired than usual lately
Finances (is anyone NOT stressed over this?)
A certain person, who (and shall remain nameless) has been causing my husband (and therefore me) frustration and heartache over the last several months
The fact that I’m not pregnant yet
The fact that it’s taking so long.
I’m not perfect. I get frustrated. I get annoyed. More often than I’d like. But this morning, I was able to channel all of this and knock out 2.9 miles in 22 minutes and 37 seconds.
Take THAT frustration!
October 19, 2011 at 12:32 am
WOO! No better way to get out frustration than with a solid run! I know what you mean…whether or not I want to run, I just DO it and I never really regret it. It’s just part of who we are 🙂
October 19, 2011 at 8:39 am
Totally agree with you there!