Nobody Likes a Negative Nancy!

Yesterday, D and I met a friend for lunch at my favorite brewery, I bet you’ll never guess which one!  San Tan Brewing Co!  Even though I always order the same beer, Hop Shock I.P.A., I often switch up what I order to eat.  I love that about this place…and it’s about the only place I eat where I don’t eat the same exact thing every time!  Awesome!

Yesterday, I had the Turkey Pasta Salad and it was really good!

But like I said, I haven’t had anything here that I don’t like!

Last night, friends of ours came over for a swim.  It was a good time with great friends and a nice distraction from thinking too much!

I was feeling pretty low this morning.  Seems this unemployment stuff is an emotional roller coaster.  Yesterday, I felt pretty good.  This morning, I felt bad again and sulked for awhile playing the, “Should have, would have, could have” game.  That was annoying!  What good is all that going to do me?!  Last I checked, I don’t have a “way back” machine so games like that are pointless!

Annoyed with myself and not wanting to hear it from me any more, I dressed for my run.  I’m not pulling the normal running routine this week but I am sticking to the 1 mile a day game!

Running often clears my head.  For short runs, there’s not a lot of time to think about a lot other than your form, pace, debris in your way, etc.  As I was running along in the bike lane, I was thinking about how much stress I have left out there on the pavement over the past 2 years!  (I started running in August 2010 because I was under a lot of stress and worried it was going to really affect my health.)  So here I was, again, purposely running to burn off some stress.  Then I found myself feeling thankful that I have running to help me cope with stress and clear my head.  Even though my run was short, I made the decision that it’s time for me to play the Glad Game!

  • I’m glad I have running!
  • I’m glad I have connections that may help me.
  • I’m glad I have a half marathon coming up to look forward to.
  • I’m glad I have the love and support of all my friends and family.
  • I’m glad we are healthy.

After all, nobody likes a Negative Nancy – and I don’t like Negative Nancy living in my head!  She’s so fired!

How is your Saturday going?