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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. :)
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    emoticon on getting in your run and ending the day on a good note. I feel for you I know how stressful it is as I work for a law firm myself (though I not an attorney), I am paralegal for a shareholder and it is stressful for us as well.

    1433 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    Show Jasin whose boss, Raine! Safe travels!

    1434 days ago
    That does sound like the perfect end to the day....yay for a fab run and a bubble bath!!
    I'm sure once Jasin gets there, he will have a good time. Sounds like lots of fun to me.
    Yay for happy!!
    1434 days ago
    LOVE NYC! Lucky! Great job with your run! emoticon
    1434 days ago
    I am so glad you got your run in yesteday! Exercise really does relieve stress and it is something you can control in your life = happiness :) Hopefully Jasin will actually have fun in NYC (who doesn't love that place) and if not then at least you will emoticon Have a great trip emoticon
    1434 days ago
    emoticon Nothing wrong with running slow! I bet you will have your pace back by the time race day comes! Sounds like a good idea to make a list for those bad days!
    1434 days ago
  • CHEMCHIC2006
    Running always makes me feel strong and badass ;) Doesn't matter how fast you go.. as long as you are working hard and feel accomplished when you're done! You should plan a half marathon... even if it's not an offical one. Nothing's more motivating than training for a race :)

    I hear you on the fundraising.. been fundraising for Team in Training since the end of July. It's so hard feeling ignored and rejected.. but so much more rewarding at the end knowing you helped a great cause. Hang in there!

    WHO doesn't like NYC?? It's the best!
    1434 days ago
    Busy day my friend!!! Glad you kept it together and focused!! WTG with your run!!! emoticon
    1434 days ago
    sounds like you turned around your day into a great finish! I'm so proud of you! That's a perfect way to head into your vacation!
    I'm sure that once you guys get to NYC Jasin will have fun, he'd BETTER! lol
    I think it will be good for both of you to get out of town and get a break from work and home.
    I know you'll have a great time and I hope he stays healthy!
    Have a safe trip!
    1434 days ago
    WOW! You're a busy person! Enjoy the visit with your parents!
    1434 days ago
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