Today was the first time I realized that on every tea bag, the tag has an inspirational or romantic quote. Like a fortune cookie that makes sense.
Here is what mine said:
"All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon the sand." Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I thought this was really sweet, and it's something I've missed for the approximate 13 days I've been drinking tea. So today I decided to focus on some of the little things that cheer me up that I often overlook.
Getting my magazines all in one day
|Yes, that includes LL Bean Woman.|
This morning I went for a run sans iPod. It's been a long time since I've done that, but it felt really, really nice. I didn't map out my run or worry about how fast I was running - I just went. It was just what I needed to start my day.
|This wasn't taken today, but I still think it's pretty.|
I am positive I will REALLY appreciate it when I have a washer and dryer at my disposal in my home. But until then, I will mooch of mine and Keith's parents and use their precious water to make my clothes smell like the Downy bear. Or I will just drop it off to have someone else do it. How wonderful is it to pay a small fee and have your clothes washed, dried, folded AND separated???
|I couldn't resist.|
I love getting 'em. I love sending 'em.
Please do not send me any. I've already eaten two boxes of Samoas this year. Or you can send them if you want me to beat a Guiness World Record or something.
|I refuse to call them anything but Samoas.|
Tuesday morning, I got out of bed before work and did a tempo run. My quads were sore from doing 7 miles the night before, but I went out there and did it. And I was really sweaty and tired afterwards.
My splits looked like this (mind the timex factor):
Mile 1: 8:40
Mile 2: 8:02
Mile 3: 8:00
Mile 4: 7:59
Mile 4.5 (cool-down): 4:30
I count this as my little victory for the week. As sore and tired and hot as I was, I still got out of bed and did it. So go ahead and pat yourself on the back for your little victories this week.
I am really excited about this weekend (add weekends to stuff that cheers me up Tuesday through Friday). I get to spend time with family, drink wine, and run a race on Sunday to support the NYC Parks! Check back for what is sure to be an interesting race report - I will be running 6 miles to get to my 10 mile weekend goal before the race.
So if you're having a tough day (or week), try to remember the small stuff. It helps, I promise.