Hi everyone! Things have been a bit stressful over here in my neck of the woods this week. Without giving away too many details, my job is involved in a pretty intense battle with the state of Alaska this week and it’s slowly but surely sucking the life out of me. Last Wednesday when we heard about what was going on with my job I was worried but positive. A week later, I’m stressed, overwhelmed, and just not myself. On top of that, some kind of crazy spring fever is going around in all of my schools right now (including my GOTR girls) and it seems like no one wants to do anything except be silly and ignore the teacher. AKA me. Also, I’m STILL sick. This is seriously not my week. So what do I need to do to feel better?
If you’re wondering how many times I’ve run since work took a crazy stressful turn: 0
How many miles I was able to power through while being sick: none
The number of minutes I spent outside running down the trails towards the mountains loving life: nada
I mean, I’ve done 4 Pilates classes in the last week, but it’s not the same! So as I pulled up to week #2 of practice with my new running team on Tuesday I was a hot mess and had a million worries and thoughts in my head. While I did struggle like crazy to make it through the run due to my sinuses feeling like they were going to explode, I managed to log about 4 miles on the trails with some really great new running buddies! I’m still not feeling 100% back to normal, but there’s nothing like a run outside to really start to get you back on track!
Other things that are making me feel like I can take on the struggles of life:
New headbands! Because I’m a headband junky. I need therapy. And this company needs to stop making cute designs all the time and constantly having sales on etsy!
And new shoes!!!! I can’t wait to take these out for a spin later this week. I loved my Mizuno Wave Inspire 9s so much that I thought I’d give these snazzy pink 10s a try. No shoes have fully been able to replace my old Mizunos! Plus, these were $50 on 6pm.com with FREE SHIPPING TO ALASKA. WHAT. If you’ve never shopped on there before, you’re welcome.
Relaxing with some good reading material and of course COFFEE. This is truly what gets me through each day.
But overall, I clearly need to get more running done this week so I can get some sort of control over my sanity again! I feel like it’s just not a good week without at least 3 runs, you know?
How do you handle stress? Do you go a little crazy when you stop running for a few days?