I woke up this morning in a crabby mood. Perhaps “woke up” is the wrong term. That implies I slept. I’m dealing with a bit of stress related insomnia right now + post nasal drip from a mild cold. The combination meant that I had difficulty falling asleep last night and that I woke up frequently. Not a fun combination.
It was also really gray out this morning, although the radar showed no rain. I just wanted to curl up in a corner with coffee, a book and a lot of chocolate.
Instead, I made the kids bike to school this morning. Now, biking with them is a stressor in and of itself. They fight. We have a busy neighborhood and four stop signs to get through. I’m not a confident biker by any stretch of the imagination. It would be easier to herd cats than ride with them. But even though it wasn’t really fun for any of us, it got us moving and that’s always a better start to the day.
After I biked home, I went for a 20 minute run. 30 minutes later, I’d completed a nice easy run (yes, I managed to talk myself into extra). Then I did 3 burpees for the 30 day Challenge at Your Inner Skinny. Then I did squats, leg lifts, and stretches per my chiro’s instructions.
Was this a magic pill? No. Am I all sweetness and light? Not even close. But at least now, my head is on straight and I can cope with what’s being thrown at me. And some days, that’s all you can ask for.