My day wasn't all candy canes and sparkles though. You see, I must've snoozed through all three alarms I set, and woke up at exactly 6:59 AM. I start work at 7:00 AM every day, so telling my boss I was going to be REALLY late to work was a blessing. I rolled into work at 8:07 AM, over an hour late and immediately started putting out fires, working on job announcements, and dealing with some managers who obviously woke up on the wrong side of the bed like I did.
Work has been CRAZY the past few weeks, which is quite the change for me as I am used to really slow paced days, and most of the time I am asking co-workers if there's anything I can help them with. We also got the sad news the other Recruiter's last day is Friday, so she's been tying up loose ends while I handle all the new recruitment requests. In the past three days, we've received ten and I am used to sometimes going a week without one.
Most of the time, after a day like this, I think I deserve to curl up on the couch with some junk food, a glass of wine and some Grey's Anatomy re-runs. During a long meeting this afternoon, I thought how appealing that sounded, but then realized how much more I was looking forward to running. Running is my reset button.
Running resets a hard, grueling day at work.
Running resets a day of bad eating decisions.
Running resets an argument I have with a friend, my family, or my husband.
Running resets a grumpy attitude.
Running resets my energy level.
Running resets my relationship with the Lord.
Running resets my anxious heart.
Running resets a funk.
Running resets my lack of gratitude.
Running resets the mistakes I make.
Running for me is a way to push the reset button. To shake off whatever it is that is weighing on me. Running resets every part of me, running is the quickest way for me to snap out of a funk, to just reset and feel like myself again.
Tell me-are you a runner? If so, what does running reset for you?
If you're not, what is a reset button for you?