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1st time feeling better...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

So, here's the background info: earlier this week I bought a new printer b/c our old one died. Set up the new one, it doesn't work either... so i have to take that back to the store (YAY). That same afternoon, our cable modem power cord goes out so no internet (hubby went and got a new cable and all was fixed relatively quickly). Now today I go to do some laundry (b/c we leave Sat. for a 4 day trip to WV to see the hubby's grandparents) and I notice the floor in front of the washer is damp. Then when I run my first load, I realize it's damp b/c the washer is dripping! So that'd be the 3rd thing to break this week!! Needless to say I was cranky. Hubby was trying to offer solutions, but neither of us is mechanically inclined so they weren't really helpful ideas and rather than appreciating his effort, I was rather snarky and generally a not nice person to him. Well, today was my day to lift weights so I told my hubby I'd call my dad tonight (since he IS mechanically inclined) and ask for help but since there was nothing that could be done at the moment, I headed off to the gym.

I was so cranky! I called my mom and left a message on their answering machince venting all my frustrations just b/c I needed a place to vent. Then I got to the gym. Now, granted, the 3 mile run I had scheduled today wasn't the greatest b/c it was rather humid in the gym and there was nothing on TV so I was bored... by the time I got done, I actually was in a better mood. I did my weight lifting , grocery shopped on the way home and was feeling OK about life by the time I got back to the house even though nothing was any closer to being fixed.

Then I realized... this is that endorphin-rush thing everyone always talks about. People say they get cranky if the don't exercise and that they feel so much better once they do and I never got it. While I love the feeling of accomplishment I get from running and never miss a run b/c I'm SO totally committed to it (I've made my plan and I'm sticking to it!), I've always said... if there was a magical way for me to be able to eat like crap and not work out while still remaining skinny and healthy I'd stop this healthy lifestyle in a second! I just never really got that 'happy high' from working out... that is until today. Today I got it! My workout turned my mood around! Who knew??! (well... OK ... lots of people... but I didn't! emoticon

P. S. My mom called about a half hour ago and said her and my dad are coming over tonight to take a look at the washer. I told them they didn't have to (they live 40 minutes away), but they insisted (I have an AMAZING family!). Hopefully we'll be able to figure out what's wrong and get it all taken care of tonight!
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