It is amazing how exercise can clear your mind. This morning I woke up and went for a short run. It was hard to get up this morning, because I was so tired. And, I really wasn’t motivated to do any form of exercise. However, my friend, Nicole, wanted to go on a coffee run and asked me to text her when I got up. We run to a local coffee house, order our beverages, and walk back home. Because she was waiting for me to text her, I got myself up. I highly recommend an exercise buddy who can motivate you to get moving.
I texted Nicole, but I got no response. I thought she had left without me. So, I went ahead and did the coffee run by myself. I was glad I did. I have been stressed out lately with my classes, work, and the holidays coming up. It felt good going for a run. It was a perfect morning. 68 degrees and sunny. I just ordered my coffee when Nicole texted me. She had just seen my text and wondered if I still wanted to go for that run. I told her I was already finished and was headed home. She was sorry she missed me, but she made herself a cup of tea and walked to meet me. We walked the rest of the way home together.
Now I need to get some laundry done, go to the grocery store, and finish my homework. I also need to make my Christmas cookies and get my Christmas cards ready for mailing. It’s a lot to do, but I am not stressed about it. Thanks to my run and my coffee.