variables versus perception


First things first…my wonderful housekeeper is sick today.  That so changes my world. I can handle it, of course.  I woke up looking at my treadmill, knowing that was the first thing I wanted to do.  However…life happens, doesn’t it?  Before I was able to get on the tm, these things happened:  hubby = work.  That’s a given.  Daughter woke up feeling really badly.  Me & hubby’s yard project caught the attention of our yard guy.  Had to have pow-wow with him.  While we were out there, sick daughter apparently used the bathroom, clogged the toilet, and the toilet water found it’s way out of the bathroom and out the door and into the garage, all the while she is comforting herself playing SpiderMan on XBox, drinking chocolate milk, and eating toast & jelly.  wow.  Hubby kisses me good-bye after assessing the situation.  Suddenly, I have on white plastic gloves, Pine-Sol in one hand & a mop in the other…I can handle it…

Finally, I get on my beloved tm, hit the P3 (5K) button & I’m off.  Knew I wanted to hit a good pace by 4500.  Did it.  But in my mind, I kept thinking about everything that happened thus far.  Can I really do this now?  Shouldn’t I just go clean up?  Plants to be planted, so on & so forth.  I just cleaned the yucky bathroom!  How can I be thinking about pounding out a quick 5K?  Then I thought about Kristen Armstrong’s post & the phrase, “get to” and my mind did a 360.  Suddenly, I was lucky to get to clean my bathroom because I HAVE a bathroom, unlike some places…I was lucky to be able to GET TO RUN because I am strong and healthy.  Most importantly, I am so unbelievably lucky to GET TO be a stay at home mom who GETS TO deal with anything and everything thrown my way.

I realized that we can become a product of the variables around us, but I would rather change my perception.  So, now I GET TO go clean this house!!!  Good Lord, I’m lucky.

About southernrunningmom

Contact me like this: Via FaceBook - Mary Broussard, Certified Health Coach (feel free to private message me) or e-mail me - I am also on Twitter - MaryBob143. Instagram - Southern Running Mom...peace out. I keep my original profile details up because...well, that was my truth back then. Today, I'm much different. And busy. So, I'll update the About Me section very soon. Meanwhile, my tags would be: recovery, AA, 12 Steps, honesty, abuse, recognizing narcissism. Any who, thanks for reading this far. Mom with great husband & family...I totally love running, cooking, gardening...

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