February 20, 2008

Mid-week Report

Since I don't have any earth shattering news today I thought I'd just blog for the sake of blogging. Novel idea, huh?

Today I ran 3 of the worst miles I've seen in a long time. I ran them on the treadmill which could be part of the problem. I kept having to jump off because I felt like, at any moment, I would be propelled back into the weight machine behind it. It was a scary thought, and therefore made the 3 miles that much harder. I guess it didn't help that I was trying to study for a test while I did it. I have never, and guess I will never, figure out how people read while they are on the treadmill. I once belonged to this gym (oh, yeah, that gym) that had a "movie room" with a bunch of treadmills, elipses, etc and a big gigantic tv. The lights were kept off and the movie just played over and over again. While it seemed like a good idea in theory, I couldn't get the illuminated portions of the treadmill to stop "jumping" while I ran, so it made me nauseous and I stopped going to that gym (okay, so if you've been reading this blog long enough you know that's not really why I stopped going there....).

Anyway, basically the miles sucked and I'm glad that I don't live somewhere really really cold where running on the treadmill is a matter of safety rather than convenience. Bring on the spring-like temps!

Yesterday, I sortof had a meltdown. Wedding planning started to be not-so-fun. I was really stressed out between work, school, wedding stuff, life in general, and the fact that I couldn't find the end of the laundry hamper. I was just in a bad mood for most of the day. Today, on the other hand, I woke up with sounds of birds chirping above my head. On the way to work, I opted for Earth, Wind, and Fire sing-a-longs, rather than my usual Wall Street Journal This Morning. I couldn't stop thinking about how dang happy I am. How good I really have it. And how much I truly love my life. I even sent Troy an email that said (and seriously...this is what it said): "I was just sitting at a red light and thought about how lucky I am to have you and I just wanted you to know that."

I just can't even make up stuff that good.

I even began to make myself a little nauseous with all the happy thoughts. And it just progressed through the day like that. Just happy happy happy. Even when I hated running on that treadmill this afternoon, I thought about how lucky I was to have such a sweet gym within 10 feet of the couch.

I don't know what's going on. I guess I'm just having a really good day.

But it makes me wonder, why isn't every day this good? What part of my brain do I need to turn on or off to make every day this sickeningly good?????


miss petite america said...

i have those kinds of days too...going from ugh things suck to omg i'm the luckiest person on earth. i think it's hormonal :)

Melissa said...

and when you figure out the answer let me know!

Firefly's Running said...

Sounds like you took lemons and made lemonade. I have had one of those days too.

leora's blog said...

loveeee those days, but wouldn't want them to be everyday cus then i would just continually raise the bar of how happy days should be....WAIT WHY DONT WE DO THAT! HAPPINESS EXPLOSION! CRACKER BARRELL STAURDAY! TOO HAPPY TO SPEL CHECK!

Marathoner in Training said...

Great job on your 18 miles this past weekend. I will agree with you that treadmills suck. I would rather run in the rain and heat than the dreadmill. Once you figure out the answer to how to make everyday wonderful let all of us know.

Kurt said...

You will have those bad days running but I am so glad you found the good thoughts. In the end your an awesome person and a great runner so all the stuff about bad miles and wedding stresses will pass. Don't lose sight of the big picture, everyone will be happy for you and your wedding will be great and you will be Mrs T!