A Bleaky Day

With the exception of one bit of good news (yea, Cathy!), today was a fairly crappy day.

It was one of those days where I felt immensely antisocial and everything went off-kilter. I was late getting places, goofed up stuff, wasted time on several things, was tired, grumpy, and hungry all day. I’m not sleeping well; I’m waking up in the middle of the night with either heartburn or I’m so incredibly hungry that my stomach hurts, I can’t tell which. I’m overwhelmed by the amount of stuff I have to do at home. And when I’m tired and need to rest, the things I don’t do during that time just sit there and wait for me.

I’m always behind, never caught up, and will never be ahead.

I skipped the grocery store trip and thus the healthful dinner, so we ordered pizza. After I picked up the boy from soccer, we sat and watched some of the Manchester United/Chelsea game we’d TiVo-ed. I would like to learn to play soccer but the grownup part of me is too embarrassed of being clutzy; I’m not sure I could dribble if you put a gun to my head.

My bike ride was a bright spot in the day. Malinda is like my own personal bike coach; we went to Williamson Country Recreational Park in the morning and did our interval workout there. She showed me some cornering tips, and I practiced that a bit and it was quite helpful. She wound up doing more than the 1:30 we had on the schedule because I was late AND she waited around for me to finish. She is a really sweet (and inspiring) workout partner.

And I thought the new chain ring was a big help, though I will reserve any final judgement until I get out on some big ass hills.

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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