+ I ran my first 3 miles of 2018 this morning. I am so relieved I am finally getting to the gym again! I know, it’s already January, 18th and I am getting a late start to running this year. As I mentioned, I caught
a cold the flu (I am pretty sure that’s what it was) the week before Christmas and was basically completely “down” for a whole week and then still dealing with the after effects until last weekend. I had a lingering cough and some rib pain that I am pretty sure was associated with that and just overall didn’t feel ‘right’.
And the annoying thing about rib pain? It’s the little brother of back pain and it hurts basically any time you move your body in any direction… which makes it really hard to start your exercise regime again without continuously re-aggravating the rib muscles/membranes. I also suffered from heartburn for a few days last week (and felt like my heart was going to explode out of my chest. Just lovely and not how you want to feel when you exercise.)
All this to say, I am finally feeling better (hallelujah!) and need to get back to my routine, because you all know what happens when you stop a routine for too long!
+ My gym smelled like bacon grease this morning (it’s next to a BBQ place and they must be sharing the venting system). I am still debating if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Who’s hungry?
+ New Instagram Algorithm Changes in January 2018. Why Instagram? You make me want to pull my hair out. I have a private account, I don’t follow a whole lot of “business accounts”, so I really do not want “suggestions” in my feed. All I want to do is to be able to follow the people I subscribe to in chronological order. At least make this an option. Which part of this don’t you understand?
+ J and I did a “happiness jar” last year and we wrote down and put one happy thought for each week into the jar. We forgot to read through the notes at the end of the year (I am planning to do that soon!), but it was so much fun to focus on one good thought per week (even if the week felt shitty), because there is always something good to focus on. Have you done a happy jar? I highly recommend it.
+ We (aka my coworkers and I, other agencies, and people who rely on them) are threatened – yet again – with a government shutdown this weekend. Of course, people are joking on Twitter that “the government that doesn’t do anything is threatening to shut down and not do anything”…hahaha… very funny, but actually, the fact is, Congress – which is the part of the government that doesn’t do their job – wouldn’t shut down, while all the government agencies that are actually doing their jobs would be furloughed.
Sounds about right, doesn’t it? Hmpf.