It’s been six days since my accident and I’m still a bit emotional. Monday was the first day I drove for longer than 10 minutes, and yesterday I was back to my normal commute. Needless to say I needed a very large glass of wine at the end of both days to calm my nerves a bit. Betty White is quickly becoming my spirit animal.
Needless to say, this week’s focus has been all about relaxing. What better way to calm my nerves than through running? I’ve only been able to go running on Monday (I had errands yesterday that needed to be done) but it definitely helped to relieve some stress.
I was a little short on time so instead of driving anywhere I just went for a short run around my neighborhood. I forwent my GPS watch, I didn’t pay attention to the time, and I just ran. It felt great. I’ve been focused recently on how far I’m running and how fast I’m running. I have been working hard at increasing my endurance so I can run longer without stopping.
I forgot about all those goals on Monday, and just did what felt good. I don’t know how long I ran, how far I ran, or what my speed was. I ran a lot, walked a little and did some stretching when I felt like stretching. Running just to feel good was exactly what I needed. For the first time since the accident I was able to clear my mind and relax.
For the time being I’m going to be running without my GPS watch until I feel that I’m emotionally back to normal. My mental well being is far more important than the mileage goals I had set forth for myself. Plus the only race I have coming up is a 5k that I’m completely confident about. There’s no justifiable reason to have to push myself at this point.
In other news the girly girl in me is super excited because the Jamberrys I ordered came in this past weekend. I was all ready to try them on Monday….
and then I didn’t because I ran out of time, so I just quickly painted my nails this awesome purple.
However, I have plans to try them so soon. I even got a running themed one!! If you’ve never heard of Jamberrys they’re basically stick on nail designs. I’ll talk more about them in a later post.
Hope everyone is having a great week! What do you do to relax when you’re stressed out?