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Canada Steve monday meanderings......
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MONDAY MEANDERINGS...no, not meandering while running...stupid foot/ankle. I am still wounded but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I could barely walk on Friday but, although still sore, today things are feeling almost run ready.
Unfortunately, things are not going along as I had hoped. I received an email from a Prince in Tunisia a few weeks back. Apparently, he was having some sort crisis and was needing to leave the country due to some sort of political uprising. He is very wealthy and promised to reward me handsomely if I could help him out of a jam. Naturally, I transferred my saving account information over to him so that he could fly to North America and freedom. I was really counting on the millions he had promised but it now appears that he has fallen off of the face of the earth. I haven't heard from him and his email account has been deleted. Oh well. I guess I am stuck working...so much for early retirement.
Work has been a bit of a bear lately. (And apparently I have been too.) I have been working crazy hours under a bit of stress (you know, the people that yell at you for not meeting insane deadlines and expectations and co-workers that are all stressed out because they are under the same pressures so they are snippy and crabby.) Unfortunately, I guess I am a bit of an ass and I have been taking some of my grouchiness home with me at the end of the day. This weekend my nine year old told me that I have been a grouch lately. My six year old agreed. I was just lucky that my oldest wasn't there...then it would have been three against one. The worst part is that it is all true. I have been a big crab some days. I hate that...it's like turning into something that you swore that you would never be. Sometimes it takes a nine year old to show you the way.
Although I could not start my week running, I have started it with a new attitude. You know how water beads up on a duck's feathers? I am that duck and work pressure is water. I must realize that I can't possibly live up to impossible expectations (nobody can.) So I will work hard during work hours and the rest of the time I am just not going to give a shit. No sense stressing about things out of your control.
It's funny because I always have this philosophy but I suppose I just haven't been living up to it lately. So this weekend I turned over my new leaf...and I am a duck...and my kids find me much more fun to be around. Hope all is well in DM land. Lunch is over - gotta get back at it...I will check in with y'all later.