Jun 202012


You know how I know?

Yesterday was an extremely stressful day…among other things I’m dealing with a short sale of a house, planning my financial future, duathlon training, wedding planning and career building through an internship. Oh, I’m also having to run errands related to switching banks…kinda stressful til everything is switched.

Anyway after phone calls with Freddie Mac, emails and appointment setting with lawyers, emails negotiating with wedding vendors, and running across downtown during my lunch break…..I was ready to pull my hair out.

First thought in my head was to get “just a small” Dairy Queen treat….fortunately my warning buzzers went off…hmm this not a good choice. So, instead I got an iced tea and scrambled back to my desk at work.

Then, I knew exactly what I needed…to get outside, enjoy sunshine, spend time with a friend, and RUN. I immediately sent out an APB to my running buddies via email and Twitter. @kellybeeeee my friend who just ran the Grandma’s Marathon offered to run with me while she did her first shakeout run after the race! Woohoo! Lucky meeee!

Kelly warned me she didn’t know how her body would respond and I told her I’d do whatever, even if it ended up being walking. Well, the run around Lake Calhoun was awesome for both of us. She kept her tired legs going around the lake in intervals and I got to hear about the marathon, vent a little, gush about wedding planning, and work out the anxiety built up in me with some smiles, friendship and endorphins!

Yay for new lifestyle choices, yay for running, yay for friends!

<3 Merbear

  4 Responses to “Oh yeah, I’m totally a runner”

  1. I can’t tell you how much I *love* this post. The title says it all and makes me smile. I loved that you chose an iced tea instead of treating yourself to DQ. Sounds like you’ve made some lasting changes… and they are helping you de-stress! Cheers to your success!

  2. Congrats on your good food decision and a good run! I’m so glad Kelly could join you!

  3. Great job! I had to overcome cravings today too. I felt so much better for doing it too. I hope to see you soon!

  4. Congrats on the choice, and not an easy choice either.

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