Thursday, July 5

Thursday thanks: sweat therapy

Today I'm thankful for...
sweat therapy.

Last night I had a restless night of "sleep" punctuated by midnight shouts of drunken revelers and 2am pops of fireworks. This morning I wanted nothing more than to pull the covers back over my head and snooze until Saturday. I awoke exhausted and unmotivated.

I certainly did not want to go to work today. (Ignore that my office is only 2 doors down from my bedroom. It's still work.) I know I am not unique. In fact, I'll bet you know exactly the kind of morning I'm talking about.

My morning felt like the "Case of the Mondays" scene from Office Space:
The only difference being, it's Thursday, not Monday.

So I slept in as late as I could then started a pot of coffee. While my coffee brewed, I debated whether or not to go out for a run.

Still unmotivated, I promised myself that I could just walk for 10 minutes. If after 10 minutes I was still feeling lackluster, I'd return home and wallow in my coffee cup until it was time to log on for work.

So I laced up my shoes, stepped out the door, and started walking...

10 minutes turned into 15.

I noticed the sun was shining.

15 turned into 20.

I started moving faster - nearly a run.

20 turned into 30.

My cloud of gloom finally lifted, as did the corners of my mouth.

I returned home after 45 minutes with a smile on my face and sweat on my brow.

So today I'm thankful for sweat therapy.

Exercise might not fix all problems, but it sure can help when we need a little attitude adjustment!

What are you thankful for this week?

1 comment:

  1. I was grumpy today - had planned to take the day off then made the mistake of checking email over breakfast. Before I knew it, it was 4:00. Therapy - signed off & went for a walk jog. Felt awesome to have the sun on my skin!


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