Clouds and rain came back, but was nice to have good weather for a while at least!
Weather is supposed to be better later in the week. Still warmer than NY. Had key lime pie yesterday. So good! And bought some beer to bring home.
Going to be a lot of unhealthy eating and drinking this week. Hopefully will run most mornings to work some of it off!
love key lime pie! Keep focusing relaxing and enjoy your running.
Keeping fingers crossed that it'll get warmer!
A vacation sounds great! You definitely deserve it. What are you going to do?
Plus laundry and stuff to get packed for my trip this weekend!
Where are you going?
Florida for a week!
...to be rainy and cool the whole week I'm there. I know it's still far off and things change, and I can't change the weather. Still will be warmer than here. But that got me so disappointed and down. I really want heat and sun. I need it...
I've just felt like everything from the last several months has built and piled up, and I want a vacation to relax and feel good. I want something to feel good. Sigh...
Crossing everything that you get the weather you want! xx
Ah, the annual trip to Florida. Bummer about the weather. I hope you are surprised with some good weather. It will be a nice break no matter what though. You deserve a break!
How's the weather in Florida, I wonder? Hot and windy from what I see online. Hope you enjoy that kind of stuff!
The boss being away is great, Isn't it, especially on a Friday:) hope your weekend is better than you think
Have a good weekend, Jeff!
It's almost over now, the weekend. Hope you got plenty of sleep and relaxation.
Best fingerprint scanner in the game. Great cameras. 5G ready. Lets hope the battery lasts until network roll out!
Mine isn't the 5G one, but otherwise it's pretty impressive so far!
Yay! New cell phone!
It's a wonderful feeling. I hope it comes to you more and more often. Are there things you can do to get into that mood? I've got clean sheets and reading before bed, meditation, going for walks (when it's not snowing of course), some video games
(not to be abused though, that leads to bad feelings), hanging out with animals.
oh, also mindful showers where I try to feel good about my body. It's hard but it helps. But that's because I've got body dysmorphia… it's all individual.
I'm glad you had that moment, Jeff - for me that (often but not always) gives me the motivation to carry on a bit longer. As Alicia says, wishing you more of the same.
Glad you had that moment too, Jeff. May more come your way! Alicia- showers are so difficult. 😢
Sorry to hear that, Manda. I personally love water so much I always feel good around it. Even when upset about the way I look.
The last four months or so have been some of the toughest in my recent memory, with depression being quite difficult. I've thought about how she must have been suffering physically and mentally. I've thought about those who...
...admired and loved her and how she made the decision to end it without telling or talking to anyone. That makes me so sad.
I wanted to post some thoughts about her to FB, and it makes me sad to know that no one on FB cares or wants to read my thoughts. I'd get a few required likes or hearts, but what's the point? FB friends are not friends.
I don't really feel like I have any friends or anyone to talk to. (I'm happy I can still post here to you all!) I'm not at risk of making the same choice she did, but I can relate to her so much. It's been a sad year...
Hang in there buddy. We are here for you.
Thinking of you, Jeff - I know the place you're in. I finally put my email on John's page - please get in touch (if you'd like to).
I can't believe it's already been a year since that happened. Talk all you want to about it here or email a Panda. That's what we're here for. Thinking of you through this difficult time. *big hugs*
Thank you all!
Great that you are still persevering Jeff! I also can't believe it's been a year! I actually thought there was a glitch with the date! Try to take it easy on yourself! x
I know you're going to kill me, Jeff - but I miss the snow! However, even back in the day I never had to run in it! Hearing you about the unrealistic work demands
I used to love the snow (other than driving in it), but now the weather really impacts my running and such, so it's exhausting. But mostly, I'm sick of the bitter, bitter cold! You can have some of my snow!
Hurray! Great to see some green
Yay for hot weather
Nice! Will you be able to swim somewhere over there? If you like swimming at all that it.
...and relaxing. After, we talked a bit about his wife (who took her life a year ago Friday), and he had tears, and I felt bad, like maybe I've dropped the ball on our friendship too in my own attempt to preserve my sanity and deal with my own...
...loneliness. I'm sure he'll be ok. That's the kind of person he is. And I know I have to do what I need to do to get by. I miss having his friendship though. It hurts a little today, like maybe I slipped backwards a little.
That must have been a terrible thing for him to dealing with. Could that explain him being a bad friend to you? Good for you forgive though.
I thought that he might have been isolating, too, after what happened. I know my ex boyfriend's ***e is something I still carry with me after almost 8 years. A year after I was just a wreck. I wasn't myself.
I'm sure it's true that he's separating himself from people who were a part of their lives together. Thing is, he's in a serious relationship with a woman (2nd since his wife's death a year ago) and is with her constantly. Not only is he not...
...available the way he used to, he's completely blown me off when we had plans. Friendship works both ways.
Hmm, interesting. I had similar thoughts to Lulu and Alicia, but it sounds like you may have something in that while he understandably might find it difficult to be around people who were part of their lives, blowing you off is not acceptable. Sorry
to hear this, Jeff - it's hard to lose a good friend for any reason but particularly this way.
You are entitled to feel hurt by his unreliable friendship and it's totally understandable to wish to withdraw from someone who has hurt you. If still enjoy his company then I hope you can reframe it to make it work for you.
Very sad and unfair. I hope he comes around in time. Or someone else appears to brighten up your life.
Last week was a real low point. Talked to a running friend who seems to be fighting the depression and frustration too. I suppose it helps to know we're not alone, right?
Well done getting back at it, Jeff! I admire YOUR perseverance. Both in running and fighting depression. It takes a unique mind to do what you are doing. It does help to know we are not alone, at least it helps me. A lot! Hope spring makes it all
better for you with the sunlight and warmer days and general prettiness of it :)
Wind is crazy! Had huge gusts yesterday and last night, and it's still blowing like mad out there. Was hard driving to work this morning. Schools are closed because of the wind, which is nuts!
Feeling very anxious about my training. I have a couple big races in a few months, and I'm way behind where I should be. The last four months have been really tough in a lot of ways...
We had insane wind too. Tons of fallen trees & branches at our house. I'm sure you'll get in the groove with your training as it warms up & you are probably in better shape than you think.
Thank you, pandas. I hope so, Manda!
Hope you're feeling better