*Note: this is a LONG post. I am gonna be honest and say its mostly for me. I needed to get some thoughts out and just ramble for a bit. So this is a bit of a selfish post…feel free to come back for some fun food tomorrow for WIAW if ya like!*
Alternatively….Monday MIND DUMP.
That’s pretty much what I need to do right now. I have had such a racing mind lately. Lots of random thoughts, overthinking things, and just general chaos “up there”! SO today will be exactly what I said above…
A collection of random musings…a mind dump…an all out free for all for my head!! Feel free to come back when I’m a bit more sane and focused. Aaaah whom I kidding?! We all need a little randomness sometimes.
So bear with me folks…its about to get…well…you’ll see.
Random thoughts from the past few days:
– I hate when people comment on my body. At the gym the other day a lady walked up to me and was like “You are in such good shape. You’re SO thin! You don’t need to be here…but I DO!”. This just irks me! I am not at the gym because I am thin (or even because I want to be thin!). I am there because I enjoy working out and I want to be healthy. And personally going up to someone and calling them thin is the SAME thing as walking up to someone and saying “WOW you’re so FAT!”. You don’t see me going up to a morbidly obese person who is eating a hamburger and saying “You really don’t need to be eating that…but I DO.” Either way its still drawing unnecessary attention to people’s bodies! I could seriously write a WHOLE post on this (stay tuned in the near future…).
-Sometimes ya gotta splurge on the good stuff. I usually buy apples from the farmers market and even though I had already stocked up for the week, the expensive fancy apples at the store were calling my name. So I went for it….. one 2.99 a pound honey crisp….it was a necessity.
-On my (BAD) run on Sunday….5 emergency vehicles went by me all at separate times. Whenever I see a fire truck or an ambulance…or even a cop car, go speeding by, sirens blaring, lights flashing…I can’t help but think how brave those people are. Risking their lives EVERYDAY (every moment in fact!), rushing into the face of danger just to protect those around them. I feel like we take for granted how lucky we all are to have such giving people like this in our communities. I certainly want to take some time somehow to properly thank these everyday heroes.
-The evening hours right between dinner and when I go to sleep is my favorite time of the day. It’s the only time I really feel like I can relax and completely calm down after a full day. Plus it’s the time when my family is all together, we can catch up, and just chill together. I really cherish that quality time.
-I HATE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS! I like my mornings dark and quiet. The sun is so alarming in the morning and makes me feel rushed. I am already counting down the days still Spring .
-Runners are some of the most inspiring people out there. After watching the NYC marathon this weekend, I felt a swell of so many emotions. Just seeing those people dig so deep and truly push their bodies to the absolute limit was incredible.
-Retail therapy is REAL thing. Getting a little sumpin sumpin when I am feeling down is a guaranteed way to bring up my mood. New products have a cathartic affect on me for sure.
[Rode to restock on my FAVORITE humus today…Sundried Tomato and Shitake Mushroom=incredible! Got some millet flour too to experiment with!]
-Cereal milk is a comfort food for me. Especially shredded wheat. I love how it starts off crunchy and then gets all pillowy and filled with milk as it sits for a bit. Nothing beats it for a little pick me up.
-Amazing things are possible even when you’re at your worst. Even though my mind was completely off and my heart wasn’t in it, I PDR’ed this weekend. At first I kind of blew it off because I was so upset at how bad the run was mentally. But now that I look back, that made it all the more miraculous and special. If I am capable of pushing myself outside of my comfort zone when I am at my worst…just imagine what I can do at my best! These are the things that made me believe anything is possible.
-Blogging is my one true outlet. If I had to choose my number one stress reliever, it would be this little site right here. Whenever something in my life seems out of control or completely insurmountable, I know I can turn to my blog and the community (ALL OF YOU!) for endless positivity and support. Before I started the blog I never thought I was a good writer…or even liked writing that much! But now that I have been doing this for almost 2(!) years now…I can honestly say, getting my thoughts out in my posts (like this one!), is so empowering and leaves me with such a natural high! I love sharing with you all so much. And another thing I love about it is how I have my own sort of virtual scrapbook that I can always look back on and see what I was doing and how I was feeling on any given day.
From running to food to shopping to blogging….is there any topic that I didn’t just comment on! LOL. I told you it would be all over the place. Well all I can say is thank you for sticking with me.
RANT/RAMBLINGS/WORD BARF over.
I promise a less wordy…less CRAZY….post tomorrow!
YOUR TURN: Get back at me! Blast me with some random thought or feeling! Time to get it out people!
Love you all.
I have gotten a lot of Formspring Q’s lately so I will do another Q and A post soon!! So keep the questions coming!!!!!!