This morning I got out of bed at 4:05 am after tossing and turning for most of the night. While I was in bed I kept thinking that all I needed to do was get up and go for a run. I was feeling moody and knew that a run would help.
I didn’t want to wake Warren by going through the dresser drawers to find my running gear so I grabbed my backpack off the dresser. It had yesterday’s workout clothes in it and I had everything I needed. Don’t worry, they weren’t sweaty and damp in my bag so they weren’t gross to put on.
I checked the weather on my phone and it was zero degrees. Some may shutter at that, but I was actually looking forward to the refreshing morning air. I had a route in mind that would have me running 10km. I turned my iPod on, cranked up the tunes and headed out the door. As I started down the road I could feel the soreness in my glutes from the “load and explode” workout Grace and I did yesterday morning. I also know this soreness will only get worse as the day goes so I am happy to get the run done sooner. Funny thing is that I like that I hurt from my workout.
As I rounded by the Langford Fire Department I could see the red and white Christmas lights on the trees. It was very pretty and made me think that perhaps I would soon start to get our house ready for Christmas even though it feels a bit early. But as I went along my route there were quite a few houses that had their lights on so maybe it wasn’t too early?
I found I was more aware of my surroundings this morning. There weren’t many cars on the road to distract me or any people out and about on the sidewalks. I could see clearly the stars in the sky, the steam coming up from the grates in the road, and the frost on the ground. The crisp and quiet morning was just what I needed to sort out things in my head.
As I ran I started to think about mood rings. I have never had one, but I figured if I did I would probably see the ring change colors as I ran. I can’t tell you why I was feeling moody, but I just was. I like that over the years I have found what I need to do to make things better for myself. The run was perfect and I came back home feeling better than when I left. I am ready to enjoy the day ahead.
When you are moody what do you do to help yourself?