Some days are days when I just NEED to go running. I need to put on my headphones, block out the world, and just let my feet take me away for a while. It makes it all better. These days, when I just need to run, are often the days when I can’t.
Yesterday was that sort of day. The day was not going well and it just kept on like that all day long. I wrote, “ARRGH” in an email to show my frustration. I have a strong conviction that email is a form of self-expression, that the recipients of your email judge you by how it comes across, and that each email should be carefully crafted and edited so that there are no misunderstandings. I was showing how extreme my frustration was the only why I could at the time. In my defense, there were only a “couple” of people on the distribution. My workday was only the beginning.
After leaving later than usual, I sat in traffic for nearly an hour. Arriving at YaYa’s daycare at 5:58 p.m., I narrowly escaped paying the $10 fee for being late to get my child. I skipped my stop at home, and went straight to BoBo’s baseball game. They were losing (1:2), and managed to turn it around for a 14:4 win. I arrived home to find my dinner had dried out in the crock-pot (I knew that I should have added a bit more water). BoBo had a commercial assignment that still needed me to assist in editing and transferring the film to a VHS tape/DVD so that he could turn it in today. A bit irritated that homework assignments for kids today require a bit too much parent involvement, I surrendered the rest of my evening.
There would be no running outside or on the “mill”. By the time I finished up, it was 9:30 p.m. I warmed up all of the leftovers I could find and served it to the kids. I ate tortilla chips and salsa, washed the dishes, and headed up to bed with my protocol in hand. I sat in my bed reviewing the document AGAIN for any typos or inconsistencies. Needless to say, I had no problem falling asleep.