My first action of the day was my workout with Miss G. (yep. at the park. And yes…same people were enjoying their favorite pasttime. I only got hit twice. Man…I cannot tell you how freaking strong it is. It’s like they are standing on the other side of the fence just blowing it right to us)
My second was to cancel my hotel in Chicago.
I’m sure you can guess my third.
I was going to wait until the last official day to do it but after this morning it’s just so clear I’m thinking God is up there shaking his head at me like…Chick. I can’t make my point any clearer.
Deferring Chicago was hard. Mostly because I just didn’t want to let Michelle down. It’s a race I’ve always wanted to do and on the heels of NYC which was SO great I just thought I wanted to be a part of that with her. Especially since NY was difficult for her. But she’s trained so well and I don’t want to contribute to her race not being amazing.
I get it. Sometimes you have to hit me in the head. But I get it.
Took long enough.
- 95 percent of all illness is caused or worsened by stress. Low socioeconomic status is associated with poorer health outcomes and higher risk of death from all causes. This is not because of poor health habits, but because of feelings of powerlessness and loss of control. Internalized racism and stress are associated with high amounts of belly fat.
- Stress hormones damage the hippocampus — the memory center in the brain — causing memory loss and dementia.
- In a study of people who volunteered to have cold viruses injected into their noses, only people with a high level of perceived stress got colds. Women with metastatic breast cancer survived twice as long if they were part of a support group.
- Belonging to a group — a religious group, a bowling club, a quilting group — reduces risk of death from all causes and increases longevity, despite health habits.
- In a study of doctors, those who scored high on hostility questionnaires had a higher risk of heart attacks than those who smoked, were overweight, had high blood pressure, or didn’t exercise. ~source
I’ve had a lot going on. Let’s face it.
Shall we list? Who doesn’t love a list…
My work was closed by the
Men in Black. FDIC. Evil Bastards.
Then the new guys moved in.
The big ugly happened.
My uncle died. My mom’s baby brother. 🙁
My hypothyroid numbers jumped through the roof.
I remembered I’m supposed to go to NYC with my husband. THIS WEEKEND> no pressure. I just forgot an entire trip until oh..last week.
I gave my notice and left my work of three years.
My son’s car died. (fixed…$300)
My husband’s car died. (transmission. $2700...still at the shop while we figure that one out)
We lost our health insurance. (update! We are insured again! That was a stressful week. I’m not going to lie. Still waiting to hear if they will approve the specialists. We’ll see).
My husband gave his notice at his job of 18 years (18 YEARS! That’s MT! That’s as long as we’ve been in COLORADO!) and is taking a new job at a new company. (on that note, thank HEAVEN it’s official)
*** oh…did I forget to mention that on here? Sorry! Well that’s because we’ve been in waiting mode for like…THREE WEEKS! This does NOT make Sean a cheerful person for all of you who are like “Oh SEAN…he’s so wonderful…” >swoon< What.ever. He CAN be grouchy. (when I told him I was going to write a blog post about how grouchy he was he said, “go ahead. no one will believe you”. LOL See? we’ve convinced him he’s awesome. It’s all gone to his head now. He’s a goner.***
Battled more migraines than usual with the Botox
And of course…I cancelled Chicago.
This is since July 10. I’d bet money I could add to it but that’s just off the top of my head. As I write that I think…huh. I wonder why I’m not healing??
One step at a time.
A little quiet time (my version of meditation)
A little yoga
A little gratitude for how incredibly lucky I am
Run on…with grace