This month I’ve felt just like lazy old Mayzie:
I’ve had enough of winter
and I’m super duper bored
from sitting, just sitting inside day after day.
It’s work! How I hate it!
I’d much rather play!
I’d take a vacation, fly off for a rest.
if I could find a Horton to stay with my nest
If I could win the lottery, I’d fly away – FREE!
(Ok, so I’m not exactly Dr. Seuss)
I used to love winter – I used to love snow. But with a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old there sure aren’t very many things to do in the winter. The kids are too young for skating, skiing, sledding, bowling etc… And trips to the indoor playgrounds are starting to get expensive. $20/week is costing us close to $80/month! I’m really starting to get cabin fever – I’m dying for some sun and fun. I’d love to take a vacation, but we’re still paying for last year’s vacation to Orlando, Florida. Wrestling the kids into jackets, boots, hats and mittens twice a day sure isn’t my idea of fun either. I’m sure they’re about as sick of me nagging them to get dressed as I am.
And that’s how I felt this morning.
Then I went on a run during my lunch hour. I hadn’t gone on a run in a week because I spent two days home with a sick preschooler (as I’ve mentioned before) and on Friday I was way too busy at work to take my lunch. But now that I’ve gone for a run, my mood is better, I’m more optimistic and more importantly my brain isn’t so foggy anymore.
Its amazing how the body is so connected to the mind and vice versa. A week off of running and exercising and my brain turned to mush and got all “foggy” and “cloudy”. I was also a mega grump this weekend. But one run and I’m ready to face the world. My patience came back and my joy of life came back. If I remember this and keep running then I can make it through the 10 more weeks of winter, 8 if I’m lucky. I can do this. If I keep running and exercising I know I can get through this.
Oh yeah, and the fact that I got tickets to the New Kids On The Block concert on March 29, 2009 in London ON will also help me get through this icky yucky COLD winter! Get your mind right boys – here I come!
PS – Here’s proof of my run:
Thanks for stopping by!
-Janice aka @momontherun
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