September 1, 2012

To eat, to run, or to Coach...


The last two days were really tough at work, exhausting and unpleasant. These are very rare, as I usually love what I do....

My job can be high stress, and I am self-aware enough to know that even if it wasn't, I would make it so.

I was travelling and working very long hours Monday to Wednesday, and on Thursday had to leave the office mid-afternoon to pick up my car from servicing. So I did something I cannot remember doing in years... I called it a day early.

I then had three options before me:

1- extra large fries, preferably sweet potato fries... so yes emotional eating, I acknowledge that, I love carbs especially of the deep fried variety, they comfort and distract me...

2- go home, get changed and go out for a run in the summer sun... I have not been running as much as I should lately, and this would be a very mature way to tackle the stress...

3- retail therapy -- hit the local Coach store (gay man's stalking grounds), treat myself to unnecessary luxury leather goods such as the bag above which I love....

What would you do? In a fit of maturity I headed home, changed clothes and went for a 50-minute run. Came home hot and sweaty and feeling great if a little sore...

And then I checked the mail and what did I find but a $100 off coupon from the Coach stores! What is the universe telling me now? Me thinks is telling me this....