This week, man. THIS WEEK. Is anyone else having a week?
Have you ever hustled up to the point in your personal or professional life to a place where for once you’re feeling pretty good about yourself, only to have it suddenly all fall to pieces? Well, last week I was feeling pretty damn good about myself. I was excited and happy to go to work, I was feeling really awesome about some things I’d gotten accomplished. This week, notsomuch.
I’ve done a lot of crying in the last 36 hours. On my lunch break, during squats (I kid you not, 5×3 at 80% and today on set #5, I started welling up), and in the car on the way home. No need to get into specifics on the internet, but it’s just not a nice feeling to get favorable feedback on WHAT you do, but less than favorable feedback on WHO you are and how you carry yourself as a person. Last week, I felt like a million bucks. This week, I feel like $5.22.
($5.22 because I did a 105# Grace in 5:22 today)
FUN FACT: Tomorrow’s my birthday!… and all I want is not to cry.
LOOK AT ME SPREADING THE POSITIVE VIBES TODAY 😀
5 Faves & a Dud – 10/4/16 Upload
Favorite 1: Savasana Waterproof Jacket II ($248) in deep green
This. Is. BEAUTIFUL. About the last thing I need in my life is another piece of outerwear, but I may just wait until 12:00a to say “It’s my birthday!” and blow the entire month’s lulu budget on this.
Favorite 2: Conduit Tight ($108) in black
Firstarooni, I’m surprised these are $108 when my Outruns were $118. Lulu, gimme $10 back. I’ll be surprised if this style hangs around for long, because it’s got the classic lululemon stripe flattery woven into the back, and some fun diagonal details.
Favorite 3: Mantra Toque ($42) in black
My favorite lulu hat from past years is blue. I have a gray one that’s a bit of a snoozer. Just thought to myself yesterday, will lulu make a plain black knit hat this year? The answer is yes, yes they will. They are. This one. This hat. Sentence fragment.
Favorite 4: Vinyasa Wrap ($58) in coco pique black white
Once, I almost forgot my coco pique black white Vinyasa Scarf on a plane. I was 2/3 of the way up the jetway before I realized it. Thankfully, I hadn’t exited into the terminal yet, so I could run back onto the plane to grab it. What an adventure.
Get this wrap, but don’t do what I did and (almost) leave it on a plane. Coco pique has a great texture to it. That’s relevant, somehow.
Favorite 5: Sleep ($0) in elusive mental state of peace
The Dud: Wunder Under Pant III (Hi-Rise) Fullux ($98) in boom bloom chartreuse green aurora
Oh geez, oh no, I really don’t know what’s going on here. It looks like Halloween, but in a less than favorable way. Which is why it’s the Dud.
[duffel bag full of excuses alert]
My Dad pocket dialed me in the middle of writing this post. Then my sister called me after I taunted her for only planning to give my niece $1 for losing her first tooth. (Come on, tooth fairy, where’s the adjustment for inflation?) Then, my Mom called to make plans for tomorrow night. I rarely talk to the fam on weeknights, but sometimes it all comes at once! So, it took me an extra 2 hours to write this up tonight.
Homegirl is spent. I haven’t showered post CrossFit yet (gross!) and it’s 10pm.
I love you all dearly, but I need to call it a night. 30 sure did make sure it went out with some blood, sweat and tears.
I want that jacket. Mom told me not to buy the jacket. Darn you, fiscal responsibility. Mother knows best, I suppose.