The main reason I post blogs is to get things off my chest. I find that if I throw my 'troubles' out into the universe, the weight falls off my shoulders and I can regroup easier than if I stifle them.
Once again, this has proven true. I woke up this morning. I got out of bed. I threw on my workout gear. I ran the 5k around my neighborhood that I had only been doing half-assed lately. I got back home. I did my post-running stretches. I didn't feel DONE. I went into the spare bedroom and hopped on the elliptical machine for 30 minutes. After that, I got on the stationary bike for a 5 minute cool down. I showered, then grabbed a bowl of cereal.
I decided to get back to the fundamentals. I took my measuring cup with me. I poured my 3/4 cup of Special K. I added milk. I ate. I felt satisfied. It's funny how you think you're getting screwed if the bowl isn't full. What a waste of space! But going back to that 3/4 cup felt good. It felt right.
I donated a triple shot of platelets this morning. There is nothing quite like a selfless act to make you realize how much more others are in need than you. My stuff seems petty and trivial.
I said it in one of my first blogs, when I talked about blood donation, but I'll bring it up again here. I have special blood. You see, I never gained a certain component that most people get as they grow up. Because I test negative for this component, my blood is, for lack of a better term, 'pure'. So, although my platelets go to leukemia and other cancer patients regardless, babies have priority to my blood. How incredible is that? I am helping the most innocent of the helpless. It's a cool thing. So I will admit I enjoyed some mini Chips Ahoys in the refreshment area (things always taste better when they're free! LoL). I earned it. But I did stick with my water instead of juice or soda.
I just got home. I had my healthy lunch. The only thing I'm craving right now is ice water. Well, and a nap. I did just get drained, literally, and am drained, figuratively.
So my Lovelies, thank you for being my sounding board. For being the universe I throw my thoughts into. Smooches to all!
Here is me this morning, pre-draining, LoL