*and I accidentally wrote wine first instead of win. You know where my brain is at today.
I had a huuuuuge life win today. But before I tell you about that, I have some bad news: I went shopping. I didn’t go crazy, but man, it felt good. I’m justifying this by saying that my spending ban was self-imposed, and I feel like it accomplished what it needed to – it made me more aware of where I’m spending all my money, and allowed me to build up my savings account to a more comfortable level. And honestly, I spent less than $200, over $100 of which went to a new coat to replace my raincoat that died earlier this week in a freak snowball fight with God.
Looking on the bright side, I believe that my renewed mental state may have been the basis of my longest stretch of straight running to date! Which was a sad-sounding 5 minutes, but boy, let me tell you, I felt like a badass. I also felt like a tomato when I was done.
Writing that number down feels a little embarassing to me. I don’t feel unfit most days, but I’m obviously not in peak physical form. I can play an entire game of soccer without issue, but running just for the sake of running has always been a serious challenge for me. I don’t enjoy it, which I think is probably part of my problem, and I don’t do it well, which is the other half. I just wish that I wasn’t friends with a bunch of running fiends, because it would make me feel better about my progress. I’m still proud of that 5 minutes, but I felt totally wiped afterwards, and can tell you that when I have to do this same run again on Tuesday, I’ll be cringing when it comes to the 5 minute segment.
But when I’m done that 5 minute segment? I know what I’ll be feeling: frickin’ awesome. It is incredible to me that some day, not that long from now, I’ll be able to run more than 5 times that 5 minute segment from today. I’m really looking forward to it!
What’s your most recent accomplishment? I’m feeling pumped right now, so please share :)