Friday, April 19, 2013

A major shift in my thinking


I've been working on getting healthy for almost 4 months.  I've been running for about 3 months.  For about a month, I've started to feel like a runner.  Yesterday, I knew I was a runner.

I have a having a really bad day.  (Major changes coming at work.  We lost the state contract that pays for our program. We are hoping to appeal, but yesterday was very emotional.) When we got the news, there were lots of tears all around.  We are a team, and we love what we do and the families we serve.

But here is where the shift came in.  After we had our meeting with the big bosses, I want to go for  a run.  I NEEDED to go for a run!  I wasn't able to go right away.  But a couple of hours later I told my boss I needed to run. She told me to right then.  It felt good to strap on the tunes and run.  Unfortunately, I didn't check my schedule and someone called to tell me our three o'clock appointment had arrived. (oops!)  I only got a 15 minute run in, but it helped.  And I felt so good about my decision to run.  I followed up with an hour of Zumba last night.




10 comments:

  1. Fitness and running always help:) Hope things start turning around on your work front!!!

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  2. Running is always the solution, no matter the problem. :)

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  3. Yes!! I love this! This is what it's all about. The need and the want to run and to just release whatever you have going on! Keep it up! I love Zumba too, it is so much fun!

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  4. That's what I love about running. Hope things work out for your program. Happy Friday!

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  5. Good for you! I'm sorry it was a rough day...

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  6. THIS is what it's all about. Exercise as a stress-reliever was something that hadn't occurred to me until it happened to me. Good for you for listening to what you needed.

    Good luck with your work contract! I hope it will all work out well.

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  7. That's great! Yeah for healthy coping mechanisms! I'm trying to find things other than snacks and chocolate! :)

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  8. Even 15 minute runs can help! I remember when I started having times that I NEEDED to run :)

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your issues at work. I'm glad that you have found such a great outlet for your stress, though. - Varda

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