That’s a bit of an oxymoron, yes? It can be. In fact, the past few weeks for me have been nothing more than a big ball of S-T-R-E-S-S. Running and working out weren’t helping. Escaping work wasn’t easy to do either. But, so far, this week is off to a much better start.
For one thing…I had coffee this morning. So, yeah…already a better day than yesterday…when the tea did not quite measure up get this brain functioning on 11 (because why stop at 10, when it goes to 11?).
Work didn’t have me running around like a lunatic. Which was a nice change of pace. I did, however, make the mistake of hitting “REPLY ALL” on the e-mail to our HR person keeping track of mileage for our “Walking the Great Wall” challenge in the office. All miles are cumulative and there are no prizes for anyone who puts in more mileage than anyone else. But, man, I kept getting…”There is NO WAY you did that much…”
It’s called marathon training, friends. Try it sometime…
Doesn’t matter, all of it is tracked on my Garmin Connect…so I can show them, in living color that I’m not lying when I submit my miles for the week.
I…swear…to…GOD. People sometimes. They should know…I run, I spin, I bike, I gym, I walk, I workout. Mileage happens.
But, you know, nobody likes an overachiever…I guess…
On the subject of people, I do believe the weird people in my building who are up at weird hours of the day must wonder why I am hopping around on the sidewalk every morning between 3-4 am (depending on what else is happening that day and how early my run has to start). It’s fine…because I often wonder why the hell they are sitting out on their balcony, with their dog, at 3 am, on their tablets or phones watching YouTube. And I’m all…
Well…maybe nothing quite that dynamic…but I am jumping around past their balcony quite a few times…because I never miss a day of my PT exercises. When you’re injured for as long as I was…you just do it.
I guess we’ll all just carry on with our early morning rituals and ignore each other. And then whisper nervously to our roommates about one another in the privacy of our own apartments.
So Monday went well…without stressing me out too much. So, I hope the rest of the week continues on this trend.
Hope all of you had a good start to the week!