I thought I had a really bad day yesterday. It started off good but around 7 AM my stomach became really upset so I ended up sitting around watching TV all morning. I finally drug myself off the couch and made a terrible lunch. I ran in the evening and was very disappointed that I could only run 20 minutes and then I couldn't even walk to finish the 3.1 miles.
But when I look back through the whole day, there were actually a lot of good things, too. In the afternoon I got all the housecleaning and laundry done. I planned out meals for the next week and fixed dinner. My parents came over and my mom commented that I had "really slimmed down" which is always nice to hear (although I think it was just a flattering outfit). Then we went to Kayleigh's final orchestra concert. It was sad that this was her last one but the concert was really enjoyable. They performed a lot of fun songs and I always enjoy the spring concert because all the students (6th through 12th grade) perform "Ode to Joy" together. Then even though I could have come home and watched TV, I chose instead to go downstairs and run.
I was letting a few bad points in the day overshadow the good. First I was upset that I didn't run in the morning. But does it really matter if I sat around in the morning or in the evening? In the end, I still managed to workout. Then I was really disappointed with my run but my husband was very nice to point out that "you can't PR every time". A few weeks ago I would have been thrilled with 20 minutes running.
So I am going to try to remember that just because a few things don't go as planned doesn't mean that the whole day gets a negative mark against it.
Here is Kayleigh in her orchestra dress (which she hates) for the last time.