Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Alexander

Yes, yes, it's been one of THOSE days!  If you have never read this children's book, well then RUN (LOL) to the nearest library and check it out (that was very Reading Rainbowish) 
  
Today was one of those days for me- where a move to Australia (or Greece, Romania, or even just simply to Florida) would have been desirable.  I was on edge most of the day which started when I ran into (not literally) someone else who was on edge.  Unfortunately, instead of allowing my attitude become the positive one to dictate my day, I allowed the negative one to overtake my heart.  Which then led me to fussing at everything and everyone- even those who didn't deserve it.  When I was gently corrected (not to my face but within my hearing) my heart broke, as did my spirit, when I realized how my words were impacting those around me.  After I allowed forgiveness to wash over me (while getting some much needed vitamin D) I asked for forgiveness from those I had hurt (and thankfully they accepted that forgiveness and one of them- a 5 year old- kept reassuring me that "It's okay, Ms. Tami."  In the meantime, I am planning on an early bedtime to get some extra sleep and being thankful that His mercies are new EVERY morning!



Now, onto the main reason for the post- Saturday I did run 6 out of 13 in 2013.  Jill and Jennifer set up a virtual race in the 13 in 2013 series- the St. Patrick's Day Virtual race- I signed up for the 10K and planned on it being part of an 8 mile training run.  I tried a new to me route (which I think I will like once my knee is stronger- I did the out and back fairly easily- which was 5.2 miles) and ended up doing almost 9 miles.  I did not run the whole thing and my knee was okay until about mile 7.  Not too much longer and I'm back to my 5K's :)  Anyway, below is the pic with the details.  I did do a 10K at another time (which I apparently lost all of the info for so I may try it again) and was able to cut some time off of that.  I desperately need to get a decent run into tomorrow and again on Sunday afternoon (hopefully the weather in Indiana cooperates since it's spring break!). 



Thanks for visiting and my question is- other than a workout how do YOU combat a bad day?  (I need some suggestions- oh, and I don't drink so I won't try any of that) :)


 **all images (except the virtual recap) were taken from pinterest (various sources)



6 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

As you know I have read and used that book in sermons. We all have those days. So glad you were able to hear and listen to the "voice" that told you to get things right. Apologizing never hurt anyone. I love that little 5 year old's answer. Classic how they forgive so easily. As for the move: why was Indiana not mentioned? :) Weather is predicted "iffy" for the time you are here. But since when can the weatherman predict the weather? Love you much and looking forward to seeing you.

LetsTalkAndWalk said...

to combat a bad day: read a favorite book, watch a funny tv show or movie, SHOP, take a soaky hot bubble bath, call a friend, go to sleep.

hope you have a better day today!

Caitlin Helsel said...

I'm sorry, love. To combat a bad day, normally I try to read, go for a walk like you did, drink a mug of hot tea slowly, put on some favorite music, or grab someone for a hug. Kiddo hugs are the best, and they always seem to have a strange knack for making me feel better! I hope today goes better!!

Tami said...

ummm... that iffy weather is exactly why- LOL :) Can't wait!

Tami said...

the book is what I had planned but didn't quite happen- it was a much better day!

Tami said...

ah, those kiddo hugs- I need to accept them more often I suppose ;) thanks!