So I opened on Monday, which happened to also be President's Day and the staffing was for a typical Monday- too bad it was a holiday and it was actually really slow in the morning and then got REALLY busy once everyone got going for the day, around 9:30am. Yes, I know I work in customer service and I truly enjoy helping people but on this particular day my customers were NEEDY. Just a suggestion but if you are in a coffee shop and the line is going out the door please don't ask me to cut your sandwich or pastry in half or add 3 honey's to your tea. I don't mind, but the 15 people in line behind you would probably appreciate if you did those things yourself!!
After I finally got home all the neediness had rubbed off on me and I was a whiny mess. My original plan was to head down to the local track for my run but it was raining and I just really wanted to push a button and run instead of having to focus on my pace. That sounds terrible, but it is the truth. Plus I was craving the sweaty mess that I become from a hard treadmill run.
|Happy again after my run!|
And you know what? I was in such a better mood after I ran, it was like all the craziness from the day just sweat right out of me into a puddle on the floor. And THAT, my friends, is why I love running. It really is cheaper than therapy. And rather satisfying as well.
Total distance: 5 miles Total time: 41 minutes Average pace 8:08
As soon as my run was finished I popped in P90X2- Chest+Back+Balance (my goal this week is to complete ALL of my workouts). This is seriously the most difficult dvd I have seen yet. A ton of push ups and a ton of pull ups/chin ups. I need to get the Chin up Assist so I can get more out of this workout, but I did what I could and did the modifications when I needed to. The girl in this video is kind of annoying to me- she is just too sugary sweet. And she can do way too many pull ups haha.
|Gotta love a good Peanuts comic once in a while|
|Toe Tap 360|
Yesterday I had an early shift that started at 6:30am- not quite as early but still early. I had a 5 mile run on my schedule with 3 of them being at my short tempo pace of 8:20. It was very windy outside- close to 20 mph gusts of ice cold air and the thought of trying to meet that pace was enough to send me back to my treadmill again. I fiddled around longer than I should have and my lunch of pho noodles had worn off by the time I started my run. The handful of pretzel m&m's I ate did not give me the energy I needed and my run was hard from the get go. I was also rather tired and my muscles were sore. But I got it done and that is what matters. Even if I was needy and whiny while I did it!
|Happy to be done with THAT run!|
Do you have to get up early every day? Do you get enough sleep every night? I really prefer to get 8 hours and for the last several years my sleep schedule was 11:30pm-7:30am but now it is all over the place and it is really starting to affect me. I have had about 5 colds this winter -which is about 4 more than I typically get. Coincidence? I think so.
What do you do when you are feeling tired and needy but still have a workout to fit in? Do you modify it, skip it or workout harder?
Do you have a good story about being in line behind a "needy" customer while waiting to order?
Have an amazing weekend! I am planning a long run in the morning so I need to get some much needed sleep!!