Alright you guys, I hope you are ready for a brain and photo dump. I have a lot of my future posts planned out since I started using CoSchedule, but today is not one of them. It’s a good thing that it’s Thursday and Thursday = Thinking Out Loud.
1. Let’s start this party off right, shall we? I saw this on FB the other day and it brought me joy.
2. My calves have been getting extremely sore after runs in my new shoes. At first my shins started hurting which scared me because the last time that happened I ended up with a (self diagnosed) stress fracture and could barely put weight on my leg, much less run. I have been careful to thoroughly stretch my calves before running, but the combination of adding running back into the mix and a different shoe structure has meant super sore calves. I’m debating whether to switch my workout routine from 3 days at Sweat and 2 running to 2 Sweat:3 running.
3. Remember those mystery clothes? It turns out that I was sent them by mistake from a network I belong to for a campaign I am not in. I was asked to mail them to the intended recipient and then submit my receipt for reimbursement. I’m not sure that’s the best idea considering that I have already worn and washed some of the items. I’m making a pitch to just be included in the campaign since I’m already invested in it, but we will see how that goes. I don’t think the other Erin wants my sweaty capris.
4. I am warming up to Trader Joe’s. It’s still not somewhere I would do all of my grocery shopping, but I do find interesting things like these kale sprouts. Also a place that sells jazz apples (the BEST apples) by the bagful is my kinda place. Also, I wish they had an official Twitter so we could be friends. Twitter = deep meaningful relationship.
5. How does this work?
6. I was throwing away all the audio boxes last week and found an E. I told you this was going to be random.
7. I have been making a concerted effort to switch my perspective when things happen that I don’t like. It helps me look for the positive and stop dwelling in the negative. Take for instance the random snow attack on Monday. I started off by cursing my boots that are not waterproof, but by the end of the day I was able to appreciate the beauty that it brought.
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8. I don’t think I’ve shared how distraught I am that I can’t watch the 5th season of Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime. The other 4 are free, but you have to pay for 5. I took to Twitter because I was so outraged. Notice the 2 question marks. That means I’m livid and I mean business.
I’ve taken to starting the Sopranos since I have been living under a rock and never watched it.
9. Related to #8, I read this post about “binge watching” yesterday and immediately identified. I am working on an article about my issue with the term “exercise addict,” and “binge watching” can be grouped right in there with phrases that are thrown around but actually have a darker connotation for some people. For me, I know that spending an extended period of time watching something means I am usually using it as an escape. Be it responsibility, feelings, or anything else that makes me uncomfortable, watching hours on end of shows or movies doesn’t allow me to actually face my life. It’s a way for me to dissociate and I need to be mindful of that.
On that heavier note, here is a baby goat to make you smile.
I am off to Costco prepared with both debit cards so that I don’t experience an incident like last time. Enjoy your Thursday!!
- What’s your favorite show right now?
- How easy is it for you to switch your perspective on a negative situation?
- What’s your favorite animal?