You know all those bloggers who YAY! bound out of bed to work out in the morning, saying that working out is better than coffee?
This is not one of them.
Any time I do actually do so, I consider it nothing short of a miracle. More often, I set my alarm, snooze fourteen million times and finally wake up, mad at myself for not working out. In college, my roomie Jen and I swore that tomorrow would be the day we’d become morning exercisers. Sure, I have bouts where I’m better at this than others, but this is not currently one of them.
This morning, unfortunately, was no different. I’ve not gotten home before 10 any night this week, and last night my body was all “bitch, please. Sleep.” And so I listened. I listened so well that I slept right through alarm and woke up at 8, certainly too late to work out and definitely way too late to do anything fancy like shower.
I woke up on the wrong side of the bed (you know, in theory. In Manhattan, there’s really only space to wake up on one side of the bed) but was determined to make the best of my day.
I mean, I had these pretty new things I could break in today. But then I grabbed my umbrella, headed outside, and had to stop basically every two seconds to turn my umbrella right-side in. I was cold, wet and frustrated with my commute and frustrated with myself for oversleeping yet again and missing my workout when I can’t workout tonight.
So I’m going to take a page from Ali’s book and talk about what I’m thankful for today.
My job.Â After a long, long search, I’m glad I finally found a job that’s incredibly fulfilling and that I get to work on accounts that I’m personally interested in. I’m also happy to have coworkers I like, and am excited to get after-work drinks with them tonight. It’s such an ordinary post-work activity, but after months of not working and having coworkers, I’m very excited for this.
Non-blog friends.Â I’ve made a pretty awesome circle of friends here in NYC that have been there to put an arm around me in the bad times and toast with me in the good times. (And oh, all the in between times, too.)
Blog friends. I started a blog to write about my weight loss and hopefully help me show off some digital skills and work my way into a new job, not to make friends, but I love the people who I’ve met through my little corner on the internetz, and I love that I have friends all over the country I can visit. Last night, I had a drink with Tina, who’s visiting. We were seeing each other basically every few weeks there for a while, and I haven’t seen her since the marathon, so it was nice to catch up again.
OkCupid.Â For putting a little more fun into my life. That’s all you’ll get on this one, sorry.
Junior League.Â It inspires me to be a better person and makes me realize just how lucky I am. It takes up a lot of my time, but it’s worth it. I’ve also learned a lot about leadership by being surrounded by such smart, successful women, and I think that’s helped me professionally.
Running.Â I have on my RoadIDÂ that I run because I can, and it’s true. I haven’t always been able to run, and who knows if I will be able to run forever (although I hope so), but I love running for the people it’s introduced me to, what it’s taught me about myself, and that it’s a form of exercise I truly enjoy. I need to remind myself all of this early in the morning when I am laying in bed.
Also, dogs in raincoats. I’m thankful for this little furball for making me smile.
Being busy.Â All week, I’ve whined about being busy, but in truth, I’m busy because I want to be. I want to be involved with Junior League, and I want to see friends and date. Maybe I don’t need to have plans every night of the week, and this week I absolutely should have stuck to my workout schedule better (#fail #fail #fail), but being busy with mostly enjoyable stuff is certainly a gift.
Did you have a crappy commute, too? Tell me your war stories. Also, tell me what you’re thankful for.