My boss is going out of town for ten days beginning tomorrow, thus leaving me with a seemingly impossible workload (re: the title of this post). When stressors are high, it’s twice as important to highlight the good, right? Here’s a list of a few things that are making me smile.
1) My 11 mile run yesterday. I know, I’m crazy, but I can’t tell you how nice it was to tune my iPod to my wedding mix, and do 8.5 mindless loops around Lake Montebello yesterday. After a ten hour day that sucked from start to finish, it felt wonderful to not have to think for 1 hour and 51 minutes.
2) I took my Glycerine 8s back to Falls Road Running Store today. Three weeks ago they assessed me as a supinator and put me in neutral shoes. Commence shin splits. Today they declaired me a pronator (okaaay…) took back those little devils and replaced them with Brooks Adrenaline’s. Not quite as cute (I will miss the blue and yellow irredecence), but my run today was pain free. I’ll take it. And kudos to them for making it a quick and easy switcheroo.
3) I beat the pace buddy on my Garmin today. I call her Edie (rhymes with speedy and reminds me of Edy’s ice cream…yum). Nothing quite like that little screen playing it’s happy little song and exclaiming, “You win!”
4) This guy:
(on our honeymoon in Costa Rica, almost one full year ago)