When my alarm went off (way too early), the headache was still there. It was so bad I contemplated whether or not I would be able to work because of the nausea I was feeling. But, my work ethic got the better of me (I've only miss two days of work the entire 5 years I've been at my job) and I popped some painkillers (which I generally avoid) and went on with my morning routine. The headache subsided before I got to work, but my right nostril was definitely stuffy and I have been blowing green snot out of it all day. Other than still feeling tired and like I am going to sneeze constantly, I am generally okay and definitely okay to go about my daily business.
I had made plans yesterday to hang out with my beautiful friend Kate before returning from my long absence at the gym. So, I headed to her house after work and she made me some much needed coffee and we chatted and gossiped. We spent so much time together during Annie, it feels a little like I'm missing a limb now that it's been over. She is so funny and kindhearted. I just love soaking up her energy.
My own personal barista!
During our hang out time, I got a text from my workout partner saying she wasn't going to be making it to the gym. The only reason I was going to go was so that we could work out together and push each other. My work outs are always so much better with her. So I decided instead to go run on the treadmill at my dad's house since it had been 2 days since my last run and I've been trying to do every other day and I didn't want to spread whatever weird germs I have at the moment to the poor people at the gym. I WILL be going next week. It was absolutely beautiful out, but I knew that my nose would just run non-stop and the light was getting away from me, so I chose the treadmill. I definitely prefer outside running since the scenery is constantly changing and I don't have a clock telling me how long I HAVEN'T been running, but some days just feel like treadmill days. Today was one of those.
My favorite running shoes. I like shoes. A lot.
So, I told myself before I started I would only go as long as my body would allow. Distance didn't matter, I just really needed to get a run in today. Well, America's Next Top Model was on and boy do I ever get sucked into that stupid show. One time, while living in Santa Barbara, my roommates and I were planning on spending all day doing homework. We made the mistake of watching one episode of ANTM, and low and behold 9 hours later, none of us had moved. I think the pictures at the end are what I enjoy the most about the show. That and the spectacle that is Tyra. So, after an hour, I had finished 7 miles and I didn't even realize it. I even added in a few hill climbs to keep things interesting.
The farthest I've ran in several years.
Dad was home, so I got to hang out with him for a bit catching up and talking about my future. I'm so terrified for next year. I am not a huge fan of change. I would be just fine working in the classroom I'm in now for the rest of my life. But, I've always wanted to be a teacher, so I must move on and become one. Figuring out HOW I am going to get my credential is another story. I have an appointment to discuss my future with my administrator on Tuesday that I am really nervous about, so my dad was giving me tips and pointers. He was an administrator for several years, so it's nice hearing that side of things.
Such a chef. Trying to make French Onion Soup tonight.
When I got home, I immediately went to check on the mushrooms. They were even bigger tonight! I was so excited, I texted the boy that I think I'm more excited about his mushrooms than he is. I can't wait until he gets home and sees them in person. He will be thrilled.
The two biggest ones.
Tonight's dinner was taco salad. Just what I needed after my long run. That and grapes, which I bought at the store before coming home. Dinner was absolutely delicious and I didn't have to make it, so that was even better.
Now, as always, I am in my bed, curled under my blankets ready to turn out the lights and it's only 8:45. I simply cannot believe that tomorrow is Thursday already! It always amazes me when we get to lunch time and it's almost time to go home how fast our days go. I am so grateful I have a job that keeps me energized and happy. It makes it a lot easier to crawl out of bed in the morning and start my day, even with a terrible headache and a snotty nose.