I know you’re all, “Oh poor you, you just went on a beautiful Caribbean vacation, and now you’re boo-hooing because you’re back in the real world.”
But I came back to freezing rain and frigid temps in DC, which isn’t helping. But the thing I think I’m most bummed about? Running.
Yep, running. That thing I haven’t done in 2 months because I was impossibly burnt out. I figured I’d get back to it when the urge struck, and yesterday when I woke up there it was.
I bundled myself up like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Runner, leashed up the pup, and set out for an easy (EASY!) 2 miles. Not far, not fast, just something to get the old legs moving. Lo and behold, a half mile in, my hamstring/hip/back issue, which hasn’t bothered me in at least 2 months, started to get uncomfortable. I figured I was just using different muscles than I’ve been using lately and that it would ease up. Ha. Silly me. Nope.
I made it through the rest of the run, successfully avoiding Roo’s attempts to knock me on my face. In her defense, she was just hunting squirrels, but she needs to get herself under control. Or something. But I didn’t feel good. No runner’s high, just pain. Does this mean the whole marathon training thing (that didn’t even lead to me running a marathon) ruined my running abilities forever? 😦
So that was disappointing. Other things bumming me out:
- My haircut. Yes, still. I am a long hair girl and have vowed never to chop my hair off. Kind of a bummer when someone takes that choice away from you. So now I have a very short layer on top that does not fall right at all. On someone with thicker hair, it’d be fine, but on me, it looks like I accidentally chopped my own hair off. Ponytail city. Boo.
- Not being home with Roo. I know–stupid. But I missed my dog while I was gone, and all I want to do is snuggle her and take her for walks and play ball with her. She’s just so sweet!
- Mean people. Some people at work are sending me not nice emails. This seems unnecessary. That’s why this is my wallpaper at work:
- My birthday. Even though it’s over, and it was a lot better this year than it’s been in a long time, something about it just makes me feel bad. For some reason, it’s lingering this year.
I’ll quit complaining now. I know I don’t have it terribly bad, and I am just feeling sorry for myself, but sometimes, you just need a day to feel blue. I’m going to attempt a quick Daily Hiit workout when I get home and maybe a new vegan recipe for dinner.
Here’s hoping your Monday is better than mine!