A little positivity can go a long way

The plan yesterday to tackle Monday and come out on the other side unscathed was a success! Yes, I had been up since 4 and I was tired. Yes, I had a mountain of work to do, stayed late at work, and certain things didn’t go my way. Yes, I spent over two hours yesterday commuting and it was horrendous. But you know what? I didn’t bitch, whine or complain about it. I didn’t mention how much I despise Monday. I stayed in a great mood all day.

Here’s a brief recap of the day’s events: I hit my calorie goal for the day, which hasn’t happened in a while. I think I can attribute it to my lack of stress-eating, which stemmed from my low-stress day.  At lunch, I returned my sneakers – no questions asked, no hassles. When the cashier asked why I was returning them, I informed her I had found them somewhere else for $50 cheaper. She insisted I couldn’t have been buying the same shoe – surely I must be mistaken. I received an email from the event organizer for the Cupid’s Chase 5k that was cancelled; they are refunding all of the participants registration fees. Amazing, I’m really impressed. I sent a referral code to my sister since she is signing up for Dish Network, and was rewarded $5 off a month (every little bit helps!) for 10 months, plus 5 free pay-per-view credits. Score!

Also, I noticed in my email that I made a couple purchases Sunday evening. The bottle of wine I consumed temporary fogged my memory. I finally invested in a RoadID:

I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile, especially since I’m alone on 90% of my runs. I also purchased a new gym bag:

I haven’t exactly figured out why I bought it, considering I don’t carry a bag to the gym. Ever. It has tons of compartments though – it could likely turn into a great travel bag. We’ll see after it arrives and I give it a onceover. Annnnd… my new shoes arrive tomorrow! I can’t wait to break ’em in on a run.

T-minus 12 days til (sold out!) Austin!






Do you believe in the power of positive thinking? Any particular reason or possibly a story you would like to share?

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  1. Positive thinking definitely helps things go a long way!!! So excited for Austin!!!! I hope things get better with my achilles / feet / ankles so i can walk the 5K or the half-marathon!!!!! Being a spectator is no fun! Either way we have to make plans to meet up!

    • Definitely rest up, ice & stretch – you’ve come so far, there’s no such thing as “too fresh” legs. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you’ll be there 🙂

  2. road ID’s are so important. Good purchase! Cupids 5k was cancelled? I wonder why?

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