Blogging before coffee leads to a lot of negative thoughts. I must seem despondent to some of you! I’m okay. It’s been a tough week but I’m doing fine. You learn to put on a good face, stand up straight, and fake it. I think I’m pretty good at that.
That said, I met Jen for a run this morning and it was JUST what I needed. It was the best run I’ve had all week—I didn’t start to feel nauseous until after 3 miles (heat nausea people) rather than the usual 2. We had a great time chatting too, and I felt fantastic afterwards. Then I was on twitter and saw THIS:
(sorry for no hyperlink, just a screenshot. I need to do more research.)
I’m a running inspiration! I was so flattered. I suppose I would be better off if I didn’t compare myself to insane people like skinnyrunner and Mike and instead considered that running 4 to 5 times a week is probably pretty good, even if I’m not doing sub-7 minute miles or running 10 to 15 miles each time. Then again, how many of you read my blog just waiting for the trainwreck? I presume my neurotic personality is part of the appeal here…
Either way, thanks Maddie, for making my afternoon! (#FF means “follow friday”, where you can recommend folks to follow on twitter. I didn’t know that until very recently.)
Mike had to reschedule for tomorrow, so today is ending up being just a one workout day (no problem) which means I’ll have time to do a bit more practicing, once I get off the computer. And Jen invited me to hang out with her tonight; we are meeting some other people in Maplewood. I’ve got 4 new students to meet/teach first, so it should be a fun day. And I completed my passport application. I don’t know where we are going for honeymoon yet, but my passport expired, so now is a good time to get that ready, just in case.
So I am okay.
This is why I run.