Deep breath in…..
Deep breath out…..
The past week or so, that’s about the best I can do. My priorities have been a little skewed. It’s temporary but it’s running me ragged. I’m operating in a mode where only essential functions/activities are getting done. That means that I have not worked out since 12/31 when I squeezed in a quick 3 mile run at about 8:30.
Otherwise, nada…zip…zilch. I was actually starting to get the shakes a little. I could feel the pent up energy building even though I was exhausted. I knew it was too late to get to the gym so I got creative.
You ever have those times when you’re just so busy and so stressed that you feel like your just in survival mode? Like even working out won’t feel good? That’s where I was but the hubs pushed for some gym time so I reluctantly went.
I spent the first few minutes trying to talk myself out of working out so I did the easy thing and jumped on the elliptical and started my Wait Wait podcast. 10 minutes in, I could feel this urge to pick it up a little…then I realized I really wanted to run….then what had started out as futile attempt at a workout turned into the best, most therapeutic sweat session I’ve had in a long time.
I found the balance that had been missing for the past week and it felt so good. I know you all know the feeling of a great workout but when you one that transcends…that transform…that make you feel whole again, I guess you just have to talk about it (or at least I do).
It just reminded me that no matter how hectic life gets (and it is pretty hectic right now), I will always find my happy place among the weights or on the trail.
Where do you find your happy place? Happy Friday!