If Some Days Are Better Than Others,

then, clearly, some days are worse than others. We just usually put the emphasis the first way, on the better days.

Today is one of the not-better days.

There’s a certain balance to life. When that gets thrown out of whack, things go to crap for me. I go back and forth between inertia (feeling stuck and unable to change the things that bring me unhappiness) and the desire to drastically change things, like clear everything out of a room and chuck it.

My tendency is to always blame myself for things that get out of balance. It’s something that I was taught growing up, that I was aways the problem. Even though I know the imbalances I’m reflecting on today are not my fault (and even perhaps happened in spite of me),  it’s hard to stop the negative voice.

I’m trying to get back to my Ironman mode by using Coach Amy’s code word to change my thought process: “Pringles!”

Pringles, indeed.

 

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Published by Leah Nyfeler

I’m a writer, editor, runner, and adventurer who is always looking for the next new story, exciting adventure, and good meal/book/movie. My focus is on helping people find their best, healthiest self through sharing what I know and how I’ve come to learn it. In addition to my blog “Enjoying the Journey: Observations on the Fit Life” at www.leahruns100.com, my articles have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines. You can hear me as part of the 2015 Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother.

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