To anyone I have interacted with the past 2 days, I’m sorry (especially to my kids and husband). I don’t know what it was but I felt this enormous stress, like I could literally feel my blood pressure and any little thing made me want to explode.
I think a big part of that was the past week I made the choice to sleep in instead of getting up early to workout. I didn’t notice how much those hours exercising before the house was awake helped my sanity and set the tone for the rest of the day.
First off, you get to admire the morning sky.
I’m training for the Brooklyn Half Marathon in October so I took myself at 6am to the Delaware & Raritan Canal for my run. A nice easy 7 miles along the Delaware.
Whenever I got tired I tried to remember all the things I’ve read on running
- Don’t swing your arms
- Lead with your heart
- Pick up your feet
- Don’t kick your feet out
Writing these it must sound like I have horrendous running form, not really but I tend to get sloppy as I get tired.
And family, if I start to lose it today, remind me of my run. Everything is going to be ok.