“There’s nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There’s everything wrong with making others have it with you.” ~Neil Cavuto
Today was not a good day. It wasn’t a bad day either, really, just not a good day. It all began at 1:30 am with a kid in my bed. After a few restless hours of sleep, my alarm went off at 4:45 telling me to get my butt out of bed and go running. I was all for staying in bed for another hour, but I got up, got dressed and headed out the door. I don’t know if it was the fact that it was actually cold in the morning, or the aching feeling in my left foot, or the fact that I was dead tired, but I just wasn’t feeling it. After a mile, I decided to go home, do some stretching, and simply relax before work.
I thought maybe my mood would elevate at work, but no such luck. We are starting a new reading curriculum so I have no idea what I am doing and I hate feeling disorganized and unprepared. The kids were so off the wall that I actually looked up when the next full moon was because I was so convinced that there had to be a celestial reason for them being so crazy.
Basically, I was tired and cranky for the majority of the day. I did perk up a little at aqua jog, but even when I returned home, I simply wasn’t feeling it…whatever “it” is. I started to get slumpy and grumpy and really just sad. Things have been going so well lately and I have been feeling great. I didn’t want to lose this wonderful feeling. I started to stress about the possibility of heading back down hill which made me feel even sadder.
And then I remembered that it’s ok to have a bad day. It’s ok to feel like this once in a while. And no matter what I do, it’s going to happen. It’s how I handle my mood that is going to determine the day I have tomorrow. Am I going to give in, and simply feel like I’m destined to be sad and depressed or am I going to leave today at today and wake up with a renewed determination tomorrow?
Either way, it’s a choice. And I know which one I’ll choose.
100 Mile Challenge Miles: 19
Pounds lost since starting 100 Miles Challenge: 6 pounds