I’ve been feeling like a 5-year-old on the tea cups ride: like I know I should be having fun, but I feel completely out of control.
For example, since my last post I’ve: gone to a baby shower, celebrated an engagement, gone white water rafting (and had a little “get away” to Maine… but was with a lot of other people, so it wasn’t exactly relaxing), seen one of my favorite comics perform live, seen lots of friends, and went on a duck tour with work. Fun! But all that also kept me very busy, especially when added to a completely daunting amount of homework and working both jobs. Honestly, I have no idea what has been motivating me to get out of bed everyday, just a “must keep going” attitude, I guess.
Luckily for me, unlike a 5-year-old on the tea cups ride, I didn’t have to lose my lunch to get off. Things are starting to calm down and I’m so thankful for that. In fact, things were so quiet this weekend, I got to put up my Halloween decorations! I have to admit, my jack-o-lantern valances really make me smile every time I see them (and when the sun comes through them in the morning and turns the entire room orange).
On a side note, my first ever 5k is this Sunday! I’m super excited! I’m so excited that I went out and bought new clothes. Typically, I run in whatever old t-shirt I have lying around. That usually means I’m running in a t-shirt that I got for free somewhere along my life (such as my college radio station, t-shirts for being a senior in both high school and college, a tie-dye shirt made in high school chemistry, etc). Besides that chemistry one, the rest are primarily white. I want my loved ones, who will be standing on the sidelines rooting me on, to be able to see me coming… and a white shirt won’t help. So I went out to buy myself a brightly colored shirt! I ended up buying 3 shirts, a sports bra, a pair of shorts, socks, and band aids (for my toes)… I’m pretty excited for this race. I still haven’t decided which shirt I’m going to wear on race day though. Which do you think I should wear?
I’m so excited for this race that I ended up spraining my foot somewhere along the way (I don’t even remember where/how). Specifically, I sprained the muscle that pulls the big toe up. Awesome! Dr. Daddy told me that I should avoid high impact activities (running) until it feels better. No can do! Maybe I won’t train every day this week, but I’ve got to get SOME running in. I’m too nervous not to. Although, my run on Saturday was pretty lame because it hurt and I didn’t even go out on Sunday (another reason for the Halloween decorations).
It’s going to be a high energy week!