First Run of the Year
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
I had a rough day at work today - my female boss and I were the only ones in the office today (attorneys) which meant I had to handle all of the clients that came in and other miscellaneous crap. I got a lot done today, but I also got lectured by the wing commander becuase of that stupid fundraising campaign I was running - it is sadly STILL not over, because we havent met our goal and he refuses to end the campaign until we reach goal. *sigh* Apparently, it is my fault we havent met goal - really, its a fundraising campain - I cant force people to donate!! And then my cohort didnt brief at his staff meeting this morning. I didnt know she didnt brief and he was not happy about that. I should mention that he called me to his office in the middle of the day to tell me all of this - in between clients I was seeing. I really could have let this day go down hill really fast. But I held on as hard as I could to keep going. I had running plans after work, and I was NOT making excuses to skip out on my run. I really needed a run. So, despite feeling a bit like crap, and being so so cold, I headed to the gym after work, changed into my running gear and hopped on the treadmill. And you know - that run made me feel so much better! I had planned to run 2 miles - and I did 2.5! I ran the entire thing! I am focusing on running slower so I can rebuild my endurance and then my mileage. As much as I hate running slower than I used to - I mean c'mon I ran 2 half marathons at a 10:30 pace - running slower is helping me enjoy running more. And besides, I was injured for most of 2011 and hardly took running seriously at all in 2012. So I am pretty much starting from scratch again. And right now, its working for me! I also really liked the fact that because it was dark out, the windows were reflecting like mirrors, so I was able to watch myself run (the windows were in front of me) and make sure that my form looked good. It did ;) I felt so much better after my run. I felt like I had sweated out all of that frustration from the day and I felt accomplished for running further than planned! After getting home, chatting with my parents, and eating dinner, I took a nice long hot bubble bath - lavender and vanilla. Very calming and relaxing. It was the perfect way to end a not so great day :)
Tomorrow we live to visit my parents in NJ! I had been planning for a while that we would go to NYC on Saturday to have dinner with my friend Shawna and her fiance. I really wanted to show Jasin where I lived when I was in law school - I want to share that experience with him. He is not a fan of NYC by any means and has been unhappy about us going there. I considered changing our plans so he would be less annoyed. But when it came down to it. I really want to go. I really want to see my friend. I want to share that with him. And he will just suck it up. Because its not like we go to NYC everyday. And I bought tickets for a broadway show! We are going to see The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and I am so excited about it! The tickets seem like they will be really good too. Ultimately Jasin said we could do whatever I want to do (which is generally his default response to my ideas [which is annoying, by the way]). I am really excited about it, so I hope that he will at least pretend to be excited about it. It really means a lot to me to share that part of my life with him, and for him to meet my law school bff.
Last night I started reading a book for fun, to begin my 40 books challenge for the year. But I also started another book. It's called "365 Expert Tips for a Healthier, Happier You." There's a tip for everyday of the year and yesterday it was "be the master of your own happiness." After reading it, I made a list of things that make me happy, so that whenever I am feeling down, I can look at it and pick out something to do that will make me happy. And I can keep adding to it as more things make me happy. :)