So, remember last week when I was feeling so great about getting up every morning and getting my run done? On Monday morning it didn’t happen.
We ended up spending most of Sunday about an hour away with family, and didn’t get back until almost 10:00 pm. Oh, and while we were doing some shopping I found the only keg that Wes and I will ever enjoy.
I wanted to get one of these so badly!
Anywho…after we got home I had a couple hours of work so I didn’t get to bed until after midnight. Not so great when you need to be up at 5:00 AM.
I opted for an extra hour of sleep. Did it feel great this morning? I don’t know if I would go as far as saying great, but I enjoyed staying in bed that extra hour.
The worst part however came when I got off work at 5:00 PM. I love running, I will always love running but when I got home the last thing I wanted to do was run. I had a million things to check off my to do list, I was tired and my legs really just wanted to SIT.
However, I stopped thinking about it and headed out the door to make it happen. 6 miles at a 9:15 pace. I stayed close to home because mentally I knew it would help and slowly but surely the miles began to pass.
I have learned my lesson. Morning runs no matter what. Sure, it is hard but I need every minute when I get home in the afternoon and my energy levels just are never where they need to be. I guess I had to learn the hard way. Oh, and early bedtimes. It is time to learn to cut things off when they need to be.
After I finished my run, ate dinner and got a little work done Wes insisted that we head out for some Frozen Yogurt. I think he could tell I was stressing out a bit more than usual.
I’m not sure frozen yogurt solves everything, but today it was just what I needed to step away and relax. It was the perfect ending to Monday.
Sometimes those in our lives know just what we need. It may be nothing big or super special, but it just what we need to refocus on what is important. It’s so easy to get carried away and lost in all thats going on. These simple moments are beginning to mean even more to me now that our time is limited.
What is something small someone has done for you lately that means a lot?
Are you good at running after work?