Not Today, Okay?

Day 6 of 365.

Not in the mood.  To write, I should add.

I dislike and love Wednesdays for the same reason: it is the middle of the week.

So – today I have a bit of a headache.  I am really hoping it doesn’t turn into a migraine.  This annoys and worries me.  At the same time – which also leads to my head hurting more.

My legs still hurt from my workout Monday morning.  I can’t go up and down stairs (and there are a lot of stairs in my life) without wincing in pain as my quads and all the other muscles that are located between my butt and my feet, scream at me.

And I’m just plain grouchy because of all the work I let pile up over the holidays.  A slew of phone calls and emails today has led to more things on my to-do list.  I feel crowded and cramped.  (but I guess that’s better than feeling bored and broke because I have nothing to do.)

I know I am supposed to be writing every day – with the blog posts and my novel – but I just don’t want to.  Not today anyway.

Six days into my commitments and I am already second guessing myself:

Why didn’t I resolve to lose weight like everyone else?

For pretty much no reason at all, here is a picture of a pretty pink flower I took this summer:

Cosmos – translucent petals.

It doesn’t really have anything to do with my lamenting, but looking at takes away my a bit of my self-agitation. “ahhhhh – that’s a little better.”

Is anyone else stumbling and struggling yet?




(I’ll be back on track tomorrow.  I will.)


-Janice 🙂


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7 thoughts on “Not Today, Okay?

  1. Oh my gosh… just realized that I went on and on about rolling… to a runner who I am sure knows all about it. My mistake! My face is red! Feel free to delete that instructional blather.

    1. Thanks, Tori! I love that my ramblings elicited your response – and your input is valued! No worries at all. 😉 Yes, I run, but I haven’t run for a few weeks due to an injury. My workout on Monday consisted of weighted squats – probably about 75 too many. After weeks of rest, my legs were shocked that I would ask so much of them. Your foam rolling technique is spot on and my hope is that some one will read it here and use it. Not blather at all! Thanks for reading my post and I am grateful for your comment! 🙂

  2. I agree with the comment before mine.. I think you did a good job writing despite the lack of desire.

    Are you just starting back to working out? With the leg soreness, I will share a tip that gets me through it. Epsom salt baths the evening of a workout and then rolling! It sounds silly, and it can at times be a little painful while you do it, but it works! Your poor legs are stock full of lactic acid after your workout. I take either a rolling pin, or I roll up a towel like a big burrito and lay it on the floor. Then I “roll” my legs over it, using my weight to press against the towel. But the rolling pin works best for me because I can control the pressure and its less awkward than trying to maneuver over a towel. I just roll up and down my quads and hamstrings, from hip to knee. It hurts at first, but then feels so good… and it REALLY gets that lactic acid moving. It cuts a day or so off the delayed onset muscle soreness and makes stairs and standing up a heck of a lot easier. Good luck and stay the course!

  3. For someone who didn’t feel like writing you wrote an entertaining post. 😉 Yes, I know only too well that feeling of second guessing myself which is why I am keeping my NY resolutions to myself this time. 😀 Hope you feel more in the mood to write tomorrow, I enjoy your blog.

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