1.03.2013

Is it half empty or half full?

Life is all about perspective.

The plan for darling daughter and I today was to check out the Fun Factory after going to the gym. After that, grocery shopping to get veggies to make more purees. Thing is, we were surprised to find out right before walking into the gym that there was no childcare this morning. I was bummed. Darling daughter was bummed. And yes, perhaps a bit bugged that we didn't know this ahead of time but I really think something unforeseen came up requiring major cleaning this morning as the gym really is good at letting peeps know things ahead of time.

I don't know how things are in your neck of the woods but here it seems nothing is open early so we were in a predicament. What to do with ourselves. It was drizzling and neither one of us were really dressed appropriately for just hanging out outside. And the jogging stroller was at home so that was out of the question. The groceries I needed were perishable so no shopping, then Fun Factory, then home. And no, I wasn't going home to just come back down.

To darling daughter's dismay, the Fun Factory was going to be postponed. The glass really did look half empty to both of us.

But we did take the time to check out Whole Foods and got some yummy granola (ginger granola...no nuts...perfect for darling daughter) and some flax seeds for me (and the cheese sticks I plan to make later this week). And we did go to our regular grocery store and stocked up on other veggies, picked up a Redbox, and headed home.

After putting the yams in the oven and cauliflower in the steamer I hopped on the treadmill and ran a mere 1.51 miles before darling daughter asked for lunch. Not the run I hoped for today. I was bummed. But as I was making our lunches that glass began to look half full.

Approximately 372 days ago if I was faced with the same scenario I would have just given up and skipped the run. I would have carried on with the flow of the day and not think twice about it...or feel bad later on. It would have depended on how many runs I had skipped because things didn't go as planned.

Life happens and even the best plans can go astray. But that doesn't mean my priorities have to be neglected. And hey, sometimes things happen for a reason. Perhaps my legs are going to be better off tomorrow with less miles on them today. And an unplanned "rest" day isn't going to negatively impact my overall goals for 2013.

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for my daughter's enthusiasm in helping make dinner, change the beds, and fold & put away cloths.
Daily Affirmation: I am enthusiastic.

3 comments:

  1. The old me would have forgotten about the run too!! I'm so glad you at least got in the 1.51 miles in!!Good job!! That's one of my goals this year is to have less excuses and more runs!

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  2. I hate it when that happens: when you have a plan, and it doesn't work out. I suppose that's why I like running so much: the earth is never closed! And it's fee.

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  3. Very good perspective. Sounds like you've come a long way :)

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