I am pretty sure that everyone knows the phrase “the straw that broke the camel’s back”, well for me the phrase should read “the shower that broke me!” or more accurately, “the shower that I didn’t get to enjoy broke the last semblance of sanity left!”
Sneezing woke me up this morning, endless sneezing. Rather than stay in bed and wake boy-child completely (he stirred enough to lean out of bed to investigate whatever monster was lurking under the bed!) I decided to continue my sneezing alone, downstairs. It was before 6am and still dark. Instead of sitting alone being annoyed that I was awake and that I was sneezing, I decided to make the most of the morning and start on creating the new me – the one who is determined to regain some semblance of fit and healthy. I pulled on a pair of trekking shoes, only because my runners were no where to be seen, and headed out for Day 1 of the C25K program.
It was cold, I was still sneezy but I felt great for getting out there. Sure my body was protesting at the cold and my head was imagining I was anywhere else but I was proud to make that first important step to making a real change. In fact I was so pumped by it I even posted words to that effect on Facebook, in a group that I have been lurking in for a while now…
Enough is enough. Today I really start learning how to move again, starting with the c25k challenge. To get things in to perspective – it has been so long since I have been running that I have no idea where my runners are. Instead of this stopping me, I pulled on my trekking shoes and hit the streets. My body is in a state of shock, my head is all over the shop but I have started. Happy Monday Movers :-)
I enjoyed the quiet of the morning and the stillness of the house. I could ignore the headache that never disappears. I was looking forward to a great day. School lunches made, and kids only just waking, with an hour before we were required to leave for the back to school madness. It was the perfect time to go and have a shower. Of course the best laid plans get thrown out the window when as I go to enter the bathroom I hear, “Oh, there may not be too much hot water left!”
Seriously. Are you the only f*cking person in this house? Your actions would certainly indicate so!
Instead of yelling and screaming about how freaking selfish he was. I threw my clothes on, over a post run sweaty body and stormed off downstairs. I was so pissed at not having that 5 minutes of luxury that I couldn’t see past it. I got downstairs and everything just drove me nuts.
The fact that I didn’t get time to do any grocery shopping meaning that meals this week will be made from the little bits of whatever that happens to be in the fridge or freezer. The fact that I was making dinner for tonight this morning. The fact that today is just another crap day that can surely only get better.
Moral to the story – don’t get between me and my desire for a shower OR stop being a selfish asshat, your actions and inactions have an impact on others!