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A running experience...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

So I suggested a great new "tab" idea to my boss (a special section that gets inserted in our paper that is a little bigger than a TV guide or so). I was working hard on a mock-up...21 pages of majesty done and only 3 left to go before I could turn it in for approval.

The my computer ate my file.

No joke. It just disappeared.

Now as a graphic designer cmd+s is my best friend. But when your file disappears from the drive? I instantly wanted to cry. But instead I left work a little early and went for a run.

I went for a run because I knew I would be beating myself up over this stupid thing unless I got the anger out.

So I ran. and ran. and I ran an entire mile without stopping....then I...yeah you guessed it....I saw my lunch again.

But I was still pissed. So I kept running. Every time someone looked at me funny I stomped my foot on the ground a little harder as I ran. By halfway through the second mile I needed to stop and I ended up walking almost the rest of the way home...(was it my fault my iPod chose to play Skyscraper? I can't run to that song and didn't feel like digging out my iPod to scan when I was almost home).

But I still sprinted to the end.

Now that the peanut butter sandwich is gone, water is emptied, my face is no longer tomato red and I don't feel like I'm going to faint..I feel pretty good. The only thing still bugging me is the blister I created AND broke on that run. :S Looks like flip flops for the next couple of days for me.

To restart the project tomorrow...grr.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHICAT63 7/12/2012 8:37AM

    You had quite the day, however, be very proud you tackled your stress with a run !!!! Hoping your blister is better and you were able to recover the file. emoticon

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