Dear Illinois Weather,
Are you aware that it’s March 15? If not, please take note. It is March 15. It should not be nearly 80 degrees. This is not acceptable. The average high for today is 45. That is a 35-degree difference. I like warm weather just as much as the next person, but I really enjoy the build-up to spring, and here we went from winter to pretty much summer in a week. You’re throwing me off! I keep thinking it’s May, and we haven’t even had spring break yet! I should still be able to wear my cold-weather running gear for another couple of weeks, for cryin’ out loud! So all I’m sayin’ is…back off! Drop back down to the 50s or something. I’d take that! Then, you can go back up to 80 in, say, April or May. Deal? Thanks.
Feeling very restless lately, and somewhat blue. Work has been stressful, I was sick all of last week, and other aspects of life are getting me down. I haven’t been to the gym since Super Bowl Sunday. I know that exercise would help get rid of some of the anxiety, depression, and restlessness, but for the life of me, I just can’t make myself go back to the gym. The only silver lining is that I’ve at least been eating well lately. *sigh*
Hit the gym this afternoon. It was a cross-training day, so I wasn’t planning on running. But, out of curiosity, I jumped on the treadmill to try to re-link my Nike+ sensor to see if it would work and be recognized today. And somehow, it did. So, whatever. I did 15 minutes on the treadmill and then switched to the elliptical. I HATE THE ELLIPTICAL. OMG. I was annoyed after 30 seconds. Seriously. I knew I should have just gone home and gone for a walk instead. But it had started to sprinkle and I didn’t want to get caught in rain. Next time I’ll just take my chances. How did I ever tolerate the elliptical before? Uuuugggggh. I guess the bright side of this is that I finally like running…?
Well, friends, I am feeling the winter blahs for sure. I am annoyed for no reason, and am exceptionally short-tempered. I can’t tell you how many stupid fights I’ve picked (or have wanted to pick) with Paul this weekend. All I want is for it to be gloomy and cloudy and crappy out so that the weather matches my mood. There is nothing worse than a bright sunny day when it is too friggin’ cold/snowy/icy outside to enjoy the sun. If the weather is going to be too cold to go out in, then it needs to have the decency to be cloudy and unwelcoming as well. I want to do nothing. I want to sit inside all day eating chocolate. But I don’t have any because Paul wouldn’t let me buy any at the grocery store. Knew I should’ve gone without him. I can’t even summon the energy to go burn off this bad mood at the gym. If you need me, I’ll probably be in my room listening to Dashboard Confessional and writing about my feelings on my blog.
I plan on giving Active August end-of-the-week updates on Sundays, but for now, can I just say that Active August is totally kicking my butt? Oof.
Also, the contestants on today’s Price is Right have been real idiots…. Really? You think it’s only $60 for a KitchenAid? Do you EVER go shopping?