Excuse me, 2014? Where do you think you're going?

Today's run:
4.21 miles in 60:00

My run tonight was everything you want running to be all the time.  The weather was lovely and it stayed light outside just long enough to let me hit the hour mark (and yes, I assume it stayed light just for me).  It was cloudy and cool, but not cold.  The run felt challenging, but invigorating and refreshing at the same time.  Seriously.  It was poetic.

However, it was also the only productive thing I've done all day today, unless you count creating an Influenster account and writing random reviews of things.  I meant to do my dishes and take out my trash, but both of those things sounded super exhausting because they required getting off the couch.

But I'm trying not to beat myself up for relaxing today because it's been a rough few weeks (months, really) and I'm trying to be better about taking care of myself.  I've gotten into a bad habit of thinking that the only way to take care of myself is to push myself into workouts and try to pack as much into every day as possible and while there are definite benefits to that, I realized I was on a very quick path to burn out.  So it's okay that my biggest accomplishments today will be an hour long run, a few online reviews, and a blog post.

I know I have a lot of catching up to do since my last post was in July.  The long and short of it is that life got very crazy in lots of great and a few really tough ways.  There were some days and weeks in the past few months that I didn't see an end in sight and I thought there was no light at the end of the tunnel.  There were some days I felt very depressed and very desperate.  I am very happy to say that I think I've turned a corner, though, and the world seems right again.

Among other things, Jamie and I signed a lease on a new place together and will be moving in very soon.  It's a big step, but I think it's a good one.  To save my sanity (and allow me to keep all my stuff like a good little hoarder) we signed a lease on a two bedroom.  It's a really lovely place and I'm really excited about it.  Plus, he's got some great job prospects up ahead, so life is good there.  I finished training to be a VIP Tour Guide (!!!) and I start a three-week stint with that team in just a few days.  Lots of exciting stuff!

But I suppose I should go take out that trash now... here goes nothing.