Woah. It has probably been pretty difficult to tell, but I’ve been in quite the funk this semester. I couldn’t figure out how to shake it no matter how hard I tried. Well, I finally did it. So much happiness around these parts. I’m just going to roll with that theme…Because why not?
Happiness is… busyness. Some people do better when they have lots of down time, I do better when I have none. Last week I certainly tested my limits. I was in meetings with professors/the athletic director/classmates between every single class. Usually I have a couple hours in the middle of the day to sit down and catch up on blogs, go for a walk, or get some last minute work done. Last week? No down time. I was constantly on the go, out of the house from 6am-10pm almost every day. Come Friday I was pretty exhausted, but in a good way.
Happiness is… the running store. I overcommitted myself a bit last week. Wednesday I got a call while I was in class asking me to cover from 3:30-8:30. Thursday I got an email during lab asking to cover 4:30-8:30. I also got an email asking me to cover Saturday 8:30-2. And then got there and found out they needed me until 4:30. Sunday I was also asked to cover since we’re scrambling now after making some changes in staff and ended up working 10:30-5. It would have been fine had I known and eaten more during the day since I can’t eat while I’m there, but honestly, I didn’t care because I was so excited to be able to work.
Happiness is… getting back on the regular schedule! I got my Saturday shift back AND they asked me to work Tuesday nights and Sundays. I literally started grinning from ear to ear and forgot about my grumbling stomach. I’m. So. Freaking. Happy. You guys, the store is truly my happy place here so being able to count on it every single week is the best feeling in the world.
Happiness is…grown-up things. My parents got a new credit card in August so my EZpass got messed up. We thought we had resolved it…until a $50 fine showed up 6 months later. I kept putting it off because I couldn’t get a real person on the phone and ended up driving an hour in rush hour at 6:30am Thursday-the day before the payment was due so I didn’t end up in court. Lesson learned: don’t procrastinate to the point where you might end up in jail. That could have been very bad.
Happiness is… running! I ran not once, not twice, but three times this weekend. After a week with literally no time to exercise except November Project Wednesday morning, I was more than ready to fit some movement into my day. Friday night Lululemon has a “Tight Club” downtown so I went to that to help promote November Project and make this Wednesday epic. If you live in the Baltimore area, you probably want to be part of Wednesday’s workout. Top of Fed Hill, 6:30am. Be there. Saturday I headed out for a run in the gorgeous weather after work. Sunday I couldn’t pass up the chance to run in the good weather again, so I did. The bad knot is still there but it’s not painful.
Happiness is… a running form clinic. We had a mandatory form clinic Saturday morning at the store with a local PT so that we could understand what good form looks like to better work with our customers. Um a free running coach? Fine by me. I learned a lot and actually began connecting some of my own injuries with my knee and calf together. If my insurance works with them, I may be paying them a visit. The awesome people on the left make this picture #NovemberProjectLove
Happiness is… family time. As I said a couple weeks ago, this weekend was the only weekend I won’t be with my family for all of March. I’m going home in four days.
Happiness is… social time. This week I was incredibly anti-social. I didn’t spend time with friends in the library, I didn’t have my usual lunch dates, I had to bail on soccer, and I barely had time to respond to text messages. But this weekend when I wasn’t working, I went running with November Project friends, went out for milkshakes with a friend, and even made it to the bars Friday night. This weekend was not as relaxing as I thought it would be, but I loved it.
I felt like I finally fell into a groove. I definitely overcommitted myself a bit, but at the same time, I was so happy. Not because I was running a million miles, not because I was eating perfectly (I won’t tell you how many nights I ate pizza or how many servings of vegetables I got in a day), not because I was acing exams (I had none) or staying out late, but because I was totally in my element. I don’t know where that lightbulb went off, but I’m so glad it did.
Chances are I’ll be a bit absent from the blog world again this week between picking up a few extra shifts at the store, a happy hour networking event, GOTR, possibly DC for a mizuno run,
studying, and getting ready to head home for break. One of these days I’ll catch up!
I hope you all have a marvelous monday!
What was the best part about your weekend?
Where do you find your happiness?