First off, I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize the significance (to me, at least) of today. If you don’t feel like reading any mushy gushy lovey stuff, feel free to scroll down to the asterisks
Today is Shane and my anniversary!
Three years ago, I married this man on the beaches of Casey Key in Florida.
We celebrated our first anniversary hiking the trails along Starved Rock…
our second anniversary at a Cubs game
and then officially in the Caribbean.
This anniversary, we celebrated sailing down the Chicago River on an architectural boat tour:
Happy anniversary, Shane! I love you more and more every day!!
Change of Plans
Unfortunately, today didn’t start off fairy-tale like. It’s a long work day for both of us, and we slept in past the alarm! Doh! Hence, I got to the gym 20 minutes late and my 5 miler turned into a 3 miler.
Really, it was no big deal. Once I saw that I’d slept in, instead of letting this fluster me, I mentally changed my plans of running a 5 mile run to a 3 mile run. I knew I couldn’t run this afternoon because of training, so a shorter run was just fine.
Now, usually what stresses me out and gets me frustrated is when I don’t feel in control of my life. That sounds crazy, right? Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret:
A lot of the time, I trick myself into thinking I’m in control.
This helps me from turning into Anxiety Girl.
For instance, this morning I could have said, “oh I overslept my workout! Now I won’t get a run in today!” Instead, I acted like three miles was on my plan the whole time.
Now obviously this really is no big deal in the scheme of things. However, it can be applied to almost every situation in daily life: the rain foil your plans to walk the dog? Throw the ball around inside instead! Are the treadmills all filled at the gym? Make a new plan to get in a kick-butt elliptical or plyo workout.
Bottom line is this: We can’t control everything in life. When plans get foiled, make new plans! Be in control of your life even when life gets in the way
Well. That was a little wordier than I anticipated. Sometimes the words just flow!
When I finished my 3 miler, I hopped off the treadmill and stopped by a coffee shop really quick to pick up Shane and me some anniversary coffee (Another unfortunate thing that happened this morning was the coffee pot leaking. Doh!)
Coffee makes the world a better place. Am I right or am I right?
I sipped the coffee as I got ready, and then got set to making breakfast. It’s cold and dreary out in Illinois, so I wanted a hot, comforting breakfast.
Oats! This was a mish mash of ingredients – oats, almond milk, banana, cottage cheese, currants, and strawberries.
Time to finish getting ready and get working. Happy Tuesday, loves