Maybe these crummy feelings are in part due to my foot issues. I just started running again and within a a week or so, my "good" foot suddenly started hurting. I had finally experienced that running euphoria that I'd missed so terribly, and was forced to stop so abruptly. I am just fed up with injury. I don't feel like myself when I can't run. I really don't mean for this to be a pity party or a bitch fest, I'm just having a rough week.
Do any of you have really bad weeks where you would rather curl up with a book than see anyone? I always value my alone time but I've taken that to a new level this week.
In an effort to focus on the positive, I decided to start a gratitude journal. Many of you have these and write in them daily. Major props to you! A few of my co-workers are taking part in a daily gratitude challenge, which has been inspiring to follow. I am a little late in the game, and I don't plan on making this a structured routine, but I thought now was the perfect time to start recording some of the little things in life that I appreciate.
I am grateful for...
An amazing, supportive partner that realizes I am having a bad week and texts me "you are beautiful" in the morning. :)
My mom who has taught me what unconditional love is and my angelic 14 year old sister.
Snuggling with brand new babies like this one.
Mantras that remind me to love myself first.
My brand new thermos that keeps my coffee warm for hours!
What are you grateful for this week?