((Totally forgot until the New’s reminded me!))
I can’t tell if yesterday my mood matched the weather, or the weather matched my mood.
What the heck Indiana!!! You know when it is really dark out in the morning and finally, it starts to get a bit light out, but the sun isn’t up yet. It is just a semi-light darkness? Ya…. well that was as “light” as it got yesterday. The entire day was in this miserable, foggy, dreary, dark state. The sun never did make an appearance.
As such… I was in a weird, childish mood yesterday. I didn’t feel like studying, working, or running. Luckily, I dragged my butt to work and was absolutely not productive, but I did have a wonderful time chatting with my fun office friends 🙂
And the miracle of the evening was that despite the gloom, the fog, the steady misty rain, the random humidity, the extreme tired/boredom from hours of not moving and being a worthless blob…. I managed to go for a run! And, as always, running didn’t let me down! It was wonderful and freeing!!
I have never been so slimy and sweaty and gross after a run. I mean… just a few days ago I had to wear gloves…. and yesterday I was in a tank-top with my hair matted to my neck and my face acting like a windshield to the million and one bugs that were out. (gross).
I had to sit on a reusable grocery bag that I keep in the car so I didn’t soak sweat into my car seat.
Remember my To-Do List from last Friday? (You don’t? Ya I didn’t really either…) Well, I managed to do ALL of the things on it. That never happens!! I feel so accomplished. Lets quickly recap those shall we?
- Buy Boots (CHECK!)
- Buy Pants (CHECK!)
- Clean my apartment (CHECK!)
- Sign up for the Chicago Hot Chocolate 15k this weekend (CHECK!)
I headed to Nordstrom Rack where I had never been, and I fell in love. Seriously… such high quality great clothes, but at a fraction of the price! Score and Score. And remember… I hate shopping. So my love for this store is saying a lot!
—I was nervous about the pants shopping thing. I mean… I almost had a breakdown the other day when none of my pants fit. Like seriously… one day they did, the next day they didn’t. My therapist had said to get the pants bigger and looser so that I don’t at all feel restricted or anything. I totally guessed at the sizes, took a deep breath, and went in. I had luck on all the first 4 I grabbed. That never happens!!
The MOST successful part of the experience was my mental state, which I was so proud of. I stayed strong 🙂
—The boots… well, I fell in love with them 🙂 Yes, they look cowboy-ish. But I have a secret goal to be a cowboy (cowgirl?)
—The apartment just felt amazing after the deep clean I gave it. It can already use another vacuum though… how does that happen so quickly??
I am not sure (again) about what my workouts will look like today. I am 2.5 weeks out from Richmond!
**if I am being honest… which I always am with you guys… I had a slight SLIGHT episode of some shin splints yesterday after my run. I immediately iced/ibuprofen/compression socks…. and it is feeling good this morning. But I am going to be very very AWARE of it. Every since I had the worst shin splints ever back in June while at Young Life camp that put me off of running (and off of walking) for 5+ weeks… I am super duper careful!!
Have a great Halloween!!
What is your Costume!? HELP I need easy, comfortable, cheap ideas!!!
-Can I just go as a runner?!?! Unfortunately I look like that every day…
Do you find that you “get what you pay for” in clothes? Do you always shop cheap, or quality?
-I used to be strictly a cheap cheap buyer… but since I shop so infrequently now, I am definitely learning you get what you pay for and sometimes higher quality is worth the extra bucks…sometimes.
Weekend is SO CLOSE!! What are you doing??
-Chicago for my best friends Halloween Party followed by the Hot Chocolate 15k!!