I started my day out buying pies for Austins 3rd hour Math class I was volunteering in. On the way home from the store I stopped at TIM HORTONS (My personal favorite) for a cup of coffee.
I saw this girl in her car and for some weird reason she rubbed me wrong. It was me being a brat.
Have you ever gotten irritated over someone for no good reason? I could hear my thoughts and was so embarrassed. I turned left into Tim Hortons and pulled around to the drive-thu. Sheba was sitting in the passengers seat inhaling the smell of donuts and getting more restless. I looked in my rear view mirror and saw "THE GIRL" pulled in after me.
Instantly I heard a voice "Buy her Coffee." REALLY??? WHY?? UGH!!
Then I remembered a scripture I recite to my kids:
"Depart from EVIL and do GOOD."No she was not EVIL! My thoughts were though.
I argued with God till I was reaching in to pay for my coffee. I put the 2 dollars down that I had to purchase my coffee with and got out a 5$ bill.....No I didn't buys donuts or a muffin!!
Yes, I bought her coffee.
It felt pretty good exchanging my bratty attitude and negative thoughts for a more positive action. I am sure you never have random crap running through your head. I do. I do not know why that stuff surfaces. I probably shouldn't be so honest about it. You may wonder what I am thinking of you next! You will know if I buy you a coffee!! LOL
All in all GOOD day! SUPER SUNNY and warm. I met my girlfriend "Kelli" for a massage. It was so funny when I confirmed my appointment. I said to the lady. " I am confirming my massage, I have a couples massage with my girlfriend Kelli." Then I heard myself YET again..and was like.."Ah, Well, she isn't my girlfriend, well she is sorta, I mean she is but not like that!" Oh my goodness! The receptionist was cracking up.
MASSAGE. I love getting a massage. And it is so good for you.
1. Break up scar tissue that may have built up in your muscles.
2. Improve blood flow to your muscles.
3. Loosen muscles that have contracted (shortened) with continued use.
4. Allow more oxygen to move into your muscles.
5. Improve the flow of lymphatic fluid, which aids in healing.
6. Reduce the chance of injury, through proper stretching, race preparation and through deep tissue massage.
7. Improve range of motion and muscle flexibility, resulting in improved power and performance.
8. Shorten recovery time between workouts.
9. Maximize the supply of nutrients and oxygen through increased blood flow.
10. Enhance elimination of lactic-acid build up (a by-product of exercise).
Do your body a favor, treat it to a massage!! I struggle doing this for myself, I do it more for my running. It is like one more step I take to help me improve my running. But I enjoy this a lot more than Icing or Rolling my KNEES!!
THE RUNDOWN: I ran at the peek of the heat. It was 72 degrees by the time that I got outside. I had a tank top and my favorite Brooks running shorts on. There was not a cloud in the sky. I LOVE the heat. It is like mother nature is personally hugging me with her warmth.
The first 3 miles were smooth sailing. But my turn around was quite a different story. The wind was camouflaged by the beautiful weather. There was no denying the non stop breeze that I had to endure for 3 miles. I really wanted to stay under 8 minute miles but now I was challenged a bit more.
I must have looked at my watch 3 dozen times. But my favorite glance was when I hit the STOP button!! 7.09 mi 00:57 /08:02 pace. So close.
Oh well, I gave it a valiant effort. While running I had to remind myself to release some of the pressure because I have a race Saturday. "Pot O Gold" 4 miler. It is in Flint at 5:30 pm. This is one of my favorite runs and one that starts my running season off.
The 2 seconds didn't devastate me, the wind didn't destoy me, and my overall time settled with me just fine. I was disappointed for a minute but it was way to pretty out to stay there to long!
That's part of running, setting goals, achieving some and trying to achieve others, defeat is a moment not a destination. Yes, we all visit sometimes, but we have to pick ourselves up and move on!
A GIFT FOR YOU....
Tim Hortons is MY Favorite place to get coffee. If you can guess or KNOW how I order my coffee I will send you a 10$ gift card to the coffee place of your choice!! You just have to answer in the Comment Section. I Challenge you to Buy the persons coffee behind you the next time you order yours!!!
Have you ever had someone buy your coffee??? Tell me about it.