This morning was the first time since last winter that the air had a damp bite to it. It felt like icy kittens licking my forehead. Just a taste of things to come.
Today kind of started out like the last two days, but then something astounding happened. Something went right! A longtime VMS guy at work had a vtterm that he's letting me borrow. Finally, I have some insight into what the machines were doing! A huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I didn't even realize how much it had been bothering me. I mean, I knew I was stressed, but I didn't know why. There are *lots* of reasons I could be stressed out right now.
And stress was the major reason I was thrilled to jog this evening. My stress release options aren't that great at the moment. So it falls to exercise to keep me going. I felt so good jogging. Going downhill I felt like a bird on the wind. Passersby saw a middle aged sysadmin jiggling down the street, but in my head I flew triumphantly down that sidewalk. It was *GREAT*. At the end when it was time to walk home, I decided to jog up the hill first. I've only jogged down it so far and I was curious if it would feel awful. But it didn't. It felt pretty good.
After that I was off to yoga, another great stress reliever. And in fact I feel pretty mellow now. The two Hershey's kisses I had when I got home didn't hurt. :)
One of the things the naturopath has me doing is keeping a lifestyle journal for two weeks. I have to note down the date and time of every thing I ingest and excrete, my feelings, and all my major activities. I've never done that before. Writing down every time I go to the bathroom has made me realize just how often I pee. I pee a lot, yall. I feel like my lifestyle journal is judging my peeing frequency. Now I resent my journal for judging me. Damn you, Xerox copy! You have no right to point fingers.