Yesterday I heard a quote on the radio that I LOVED. Oddly enough, it was from a banking commercial, but it fits in the work I do and in my personal life. I shared it all day....what good is a great quote if you don't share! So the quote went something like this: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will approach every problem as if it's a nail". How great is that?
My last two weeks have been pretty stressful; I am thankful that my personal life is not the cause. My work life has been tense. I've been tackling each day with the same tools-coffee, my colleagues, and a bit of sleep mixed in. Yesterday while at work a few of my colleagues who all go to the same gym invited a couple of those who don't belong to that gym to come workout with them. We agreed, and 5 of us met at the gym at 7 am this morning. The few times I have done a morning run I have enjoyed it. I don't do it very often for a couple of reasons. First, our treadmill at home is really uncomfortable for me (the author of a blog I like calls it the "dreadmill"-I agree!) and running outside before work makes me nervous because it's dark. Since I don't have a dog or a taser, morning running doesn't happen often for me. So today, I went for a morning run on a guest pass at the gym my co-workers attend. It was GREAT. I entered the day with an entirely different attitude, and even considered skipping my coffee. I decided pretty quickly I didn't need to take it that far, and made my coffee. But I still felt great all day, and didn't worry about having to work out after work when I am usually tired and ready to take any excuse to not run.
So this problem of stress that I have been handling all week needed another tool to manage it-I kept approaching it like it was a nail, when apparently it was not a nail. Morning runs-a new tool in my toolbox.
I am REALLY dedicated to accomplishing the 6 mile run I wanted to accomplish a few weeks ago. I am hoping this weekend will be it!