It was a rough day. From the moment I walked in the door I was on the go - put out a fire here, cover for somebody there. I realized just a half hour before my physical therapy appointment, there was no way I could make it. I called, apologized profusely and they were able to fit me in early tomorrow morning. No complaints here though, I appreciate that they even found a slot.
At lunch time I wanted total junk and I said aloud, "What I really want is to call Sarpino's and land face first in a calzone." My friend Mary responded, "But you won't." My response, "No, I won't, I just had to say it. I will sit here and crunch my carrots instead." And it's true, sometimes you just have to say it, to be able to wipe it from your mind.
By the time 3 p.m. rolled around, I was crisp. I wasn't being pleasant or easy-going, I needed a break. So, despite being tired and cranky, I drove to the Mercy/YMCA Healthy Living Center and worked out. In fact, I hit it hard in the water for an hour. Afterward I was even more tired - but the stress was nearly washed away and that was the point.
I came back, prepped a shift, ran a meeting, did a bunch of other work and now am headed home with no need to squish a bug just to feel some kind of control. Workouts make Kate much friendlier. ;) We all know it works this way, but today was a good reminder.
Yours in Health,