….and that could be gross.
Cause of explosion: Pent up energy.
So, I have been so busy this past week! I don’t even know what is going on, which way is up, down, right, left…I keep asking “Is today Wednesday?” “What is today? Thursday?” My whole world has been turned upside down! My new job is AMAZING and I love it but I have a TON of things to learn and get organized. My new job title is Pregnancy Counselor and I work with an adoption agency. I think this is going to be such a wonderful job!! I am just getting things lined up and doing a lot of training. On top of that I am still seeing clients from my first job, so I have two jobs. And to further complicate life (because that is what I do, I complicate my own life) I have two work cell phones plus my own personal cell phone. Having THREE cell phones alone is driving me INSANE!
Have I ever even told you all what I do, professionally? I am a therapist. That's right, I am a Mental Health Professional and I feel funny saying that “Running is my therapy” but it is! But I truly believe that and for those who suffer from mild to moderate depression (and anxiety and other mental health issues) I believe they can benefit greatly from exercise. I will stand by that and back it with research if you want. And I agree when people say, “Running is cheaper than therapy” unless you have insurance that covers mental health, in which case you should just do both! =) Either way, I am an advocate for good health, physical and mental!
In grad school one of my professors was AMAZING. She did her entire PhD on yoga and mental health. She tied it together and at the time I was completely confused by the concept. But these days with my running I know I can have a future in my mental health profession by tying it in with running. I just need to live in one place long enough to get it put together.
So, for all you peeps out there, from your therapist (if I may call myself that?) keep on keeping on…run like the wind! Feel the pavement (or treadmill track:EMZ) beneath your feet…run for your health both physical and mental!
I have not had a good run in over a week and I am not sure when I will get one in. I am feeling the effects of NOT running and I know my friends and son are feeling the (negative) affects of me NOT running! But for now I have a new job and a house to clean…and a hubs with a definite return time!!! Hip hip hoooooray!!! So if I go absent for a while please don't give up on me…just know that I am taking time with my family and to reunite with my husband. While it is always an exciting time it is also difficult to reintegrate into being a family again (i.e. make a little bit of room in the bathroom for his things in the medicine cabinet). We will most likely also be taking a trip to OK to see my dad soon too…
At this point Portland Marathon is still on…it may not be pretty but it is ON! It may not be a Boston Qualifier but oh well! After all, I have Rock n Roll Vegas 8 weeks after Portland!
And because my LB is the coolest kid on the block I leave you with this: Rock out!!