So I can usually rely on my level of PMS as a pretty good indicator of how good/bad my actual period will be when it arrives.
This month however, my PMS indicator totally failed me.
I had a really gentle and polite week of PMS. I knew I was in PMS mode but I wasn’t in a necessarily bad mood and only felt like a sausage stuffed in my clothing for a few hours on Sunday.
Why I woke up on Monday with a decent level of dull aching cramps (not the kind that can kill me but they were noticeable even while taking Aleve) and that overall ill feeling which all lasted until about 9:00 am Tuesday morning, I don’t really know!
I wasn’t expecting it based upon my level of PMS!
My runs both Monday and Tuesday (okay and even Wednesday) were affected by how I felt but it’s totally okay since I am definitely not running the half marathon next weekend.
Yeah. I made my decision.
I was about to list you all of my reasons for not running the half marathon but what it boils down to is simply this:
I really don’t feel like running a race right now.
Obviously, if I truly wanted to run this half marathon, my list of reasons for why it’s feeling like an inconvenience at the moment would not stop me. I would find a way to squeeze the race in to my day because I would want to make the race happen.
But I don’t truly want to run the half marathon, therefore I am not going to run the half marathon.
This is sort of like my dating after divorce post that I wrote about a year ago, same concept but different topic.
We make the time to do what we want to do.
When we don’t want to do it, we find an excuse and a way out.
In my head I thought that maybe I would share a Trader Joe’s food shop post tomorrow since I haven’t in a really long time but then my schedule for food shopping got all thrown off and I ended up going last night with my son.
Every time I take him, not only do I end up spending more money but he tries to sneak random items into my cart only to have me apologizing to the cashier to say, even after she rings the item up, that no, we don’t actually want that gallon of chocolate milk or those licorice bites or the bin of cookies.
Do you see the red licorice in the right corner? Neither did I until the cashier rang it up.
The cashier was constantly ringing those Trader Joe’s register bells last night while yelling THREE BELLS as if no one could hear the bells coming from our area, drawing even more attention to how often a manager or whoever had to come over to void the purchases.
Then as I am bagging and yelling at my son for causing a scene, he tells me that the only scene is me since I am the adult and the adult is the one the finger is pointed at, not the kid.
He’s just a kid he tells me now, even though he was riding high on the purpose of his Bar Mitzvah only two weeks ago that technically made him a Jewish man.
By the way, do you see the bag of chia seeds in my shopping cart? It was finally time for a new bag after I stopped buying the chia seeds months ago when they spilled out all over my pantry! Chia seeds are a great addition to oatmeal, not just because they are high in anti-inflammatories but because they expand and add major volume to your bowl of oats.
I am terrible with my social media accounts lately. Juggling between my own and the accounts I run for work just isn’t easy that I find I never open my own twitter or even my own Pinterest anymore.
Old but good song stuck in my head this week -> Heart Wants What It Wants by Selena Gomez
My Islanders are not playing very well right now which makes going to Brooklyn to see them even more of a dreaded schlep.
Anyone else watch 90 Day Fiance or am I the only one? I am addicted.
On This Day:
11/3/15: How To Add Variety To A Repetitive Workout Routine < – I forgot about this post! It explains how I make my workout routine interesting even though it can seem repetitive.
11/3/14: Cardio Burn Elliptical Workout < – I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical on Monday!
11/5/13: My Vegetarian Diet Plateau < – I definitely go through phases still where I think I am reaching some sort of plateau on a meatless diet, wondering if it still works as well as it did when I first gave up meat and poultry.PMS, My Race Decision & Trader Joe's food shop #thinkingoutloud #PMS #traderjoes #running #halfmarathon #race Click To Tweet
Any new Trader Joe’s finds lately?
Do you watch any of the shows on TLC? Please say 90 Day Fiance?
Does your PMS ever act as a good indicator for how your time of the month will be?