I am always just happy when Monday is over. It is one thing to pull a long day at one job but going from one job to the next is super difficult. You think I would learn that when I keep signing up for those Monday night shifts.
I think I am going to keep with these trade em up Tuesdays. I used to do them religiously but they fell toward the wayside. Sure, it may have a bit of negative spin but I probably wouldn’t trade for all those bad luck omens that get thrown my way. We all need to make life interesting right? Either that or I would be talking about work 24/7. No fun there. For some reason though, when I sat down to write this all I could think of were things I would not trade. Is this me?
Whatever, I am going to roll with it for this week.
I would not trade… my Monday morning run. Getting out of my bed, sure not the most fun. But I resisted that temptation to hit my snooze because I knew I had an early day at the office with a run plus strength on the agenda. Boy was the run glorious. I was a speedy, no idea where it came from but I rolled with it for a little over 9 miles. I dug it. Then I did phase 4 workout A for BBBC.
I would not trade… throwbacks. Oh man this dance was my all time favorite.
I would not trade… this kickass feeling I get after doing lifting. I don’t think it is for any reason other than I am beyond proud I now actually lift. Like no question about it, I keep my sticky note of workouts in my secret pocket of my headband so that right after my run I hit my apartment gym. Going up in weights just makes me feel proud and shows me I don’t need to be in the gym everyday to see results. A great realization if you ask me. Physically I may not be seeing changes but what I really care about is the mental hey if you put your mind to it you can do it changes. Confidence is key.
I would not trade… me wanting to ask those questions. For real, what would you like to see more on the blog? What would you like to see less of? Any suggestions overall? (if you want to say this anonymously or less private email therunwithin@gmail..com) I mean who knows, maybe you want to see a hip hop video of me? Jokes jokes jokes
I would not trade… our kickoff meeting. There is a big event at my job in May that we basically work towards all year. Guess who is one of the primary leaders? This girl. We have already started planning for it just showing what a big deal it is. (If you are in DC you better be certain you will get an invite!) Our kickoff meeting was dare I say… fun. We had some hilarious coworker laughs over team building games as well as some serious conversations. A balance people.
I would not trade… the bus gods. Typical red line made my 25 minute commute to my second job an hour, an hour of sitting in the tunnels. Leaving work though at 8pm I normally walk about 25 minutes home, in the dark, in the cold. As I was leaving work I see the bus stopped at the red line. Enter sprinting Alex to the next stop full speed ahead. Friends, that was a 5 minute bus ride home that I couldn’t stop smiling about.
I would not trade… the networking meeting I have this morning with a big time leader in the education reform system. His background is insane, super intimidating but also pretty inspirational. I can’t wait to pick his brain!
I would not trade… group texts between my mom, sister and I. Let’s just say a bobbing cat head was involved. There always seems to be some crazy fluffy animal that pops up occasionally.
I would not trade... a baking attempt even though it was an ultimate fail. I used my mini donut maker for the first time people! However, I should have realized I had zero ingredients to make it with. I ended using a scoop of protein powder, two egg whites, baking soda, cinnamon apple sauce and stevia to make six mini donuts. They were as they sound, pretty freaking inedible. Eh, just means I need to find a way to perfect this!
I would not trade… my compression socks. I need to get another pair, that is all. Maybe next paycheck? Let’s be real, this will probably have to be put on hold. The ones I have now will just have to get a lot of use.
I would not trade… an amazing sound board. Lately, I have had a ton to say but am having a hard time putting it into words. Texts, emails and chats with blends tend to make me feel less crazy so although I can’t put it all on paper they get it. Even that helps.
I would not trade.. .my current office space. Since our internet has been all wonky, I still did not have internet at my desk. Meaning I was sharing an office with a coworker. Well it has been an awesome week, I kind of wish I didn’t have to move out tomorrow. He listens to the same music as me aka musicals and a Capella groups and 90s throwbacks. Who could ask for more? No need for headphones during that week.
I would not trade… perseverance. I can feel a little beat down sometimes but I don’t stop. I am continuing with applications which is never an easy task for me, I get so nervous trying to promote myself.
But as tradition has it... I would trade…
- this whole food avoidance, or food cut out, or certain food reduce mentality I keep seeing. it isn’t about the food, it is your attitude towards it.
- starting off the week tired, I swear I shoot myself in the foot by pulling my longest day on a Monday.
- a sore throat, please don’t get sick, please don’t get sick, please don’t get sick
And just like that its Tuesday. Bring it on. (But please no cheerleaders!)
Questions: What would you trade up on your Tuesday? What wouldn’t you trade?