Janathon #6 – Running as therapy

Today started badly and went downhill from there. Work is quite stressful at the moment, but it’s only in the last 24 hours that I’ve realised that it’s built up a little too much. Last night’s yoga meditation was interrupted by thoughts of work, which had the bonus effect of stopping me falling asleep, and this morning’s escapades sealed it for me.

First priority this morning was getting another Janathon wash on the go. I managed this, but managed to bundle in the cardigan that I was meant to be wearing. Alternative cardi found. Work shoes located. Off I go. A mile up the road I realise that I have my dinner, I have my bag of running kit, but I don’t have my work bag. Too late to return home, I have to manage without it. In the event, this didn’t matter as I spent all afternoon trapped in the office trying to resolve one urgent case that was trapped within a series of public sector catch-22s. By the time I left work (40 minutes late), my head was full.

Cue a bit of Dusty in the car, 28 miles up the motorway singing along (badly) all the way, and out for a sociable 3 miles with my mate. I’m not looking forward to tomorrow, but I feel less like I’m teetering on the edge.

Day 6/31 –  3 miles
Ferrero rochers burned
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6 thoughts on “Janathon #6 – Running as therapy

  1. fortnightflo says:

    Well done on day 6 – work is a nightmare at this time of year isn’t it…I’m finding the running is a great stress reliever tho, hope it’s working for you.

  2. Chris says:

    laundry. overrated. For me running only with my dog means recycling yesterday’s togs. he doesn’t mind one whiff.

  3. Highway Kind says:

    I wish I could give you some advice about work stress but I have always been useless at dealing with it. My key problem was never recognising it until it was too far gone.

    On that basis if you are now clear headed about what is happening you are in a good position to do something.

    I wish you luck

  4. travellinghopefully says:

    Thank you for your loveliness people! Today was far better and there has been a reasonable resolution (so far) to yesterday’s crisis. It has yet to be seen which side of the immovable positions was actually right though.

    Chris – It might be possible that there have been a couple of “sniff test” days, particularly during Juneathon. My level of organisation and enthusiasm for laundry wanes very very quickly.

    Livvycamp – In my head I run an imaginary wool shop. It’s a very nice place there.

    HK – I found it useful to say “I’m feeling stressed” out loud, in the past, I’ve not done and my family having taken the brunt of the effects.

    All in all, I’m very lucky that the home part of my life is stress-free and that I’m reasonably fit and well, it all helps to buffer the work stuff.

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