Why hello there.
My brain is functioning a bit more after an additional night of proper rest.
Or any rest at all. If we’re gonna be all technical about it.
One way or the other, this is nothing but good news.
Because I feel better. After many indulgent weekends (Hey- I live in excess. What up?), Mondays generally start with me saying “Happy Overhaul Day!”
What is an Overhaul Day you ask?
It’s waking up after at least 6.5 hours of sleep. Woulda been 7, but I really tried to make it to the end of Game 6 of the NLCS on Sunday night. Being a Cardinals fan is exhausting…
It’s also eating your normal breakfast at your normal time in your normal routine.
Normal is nice.
Even more bonus points if you repeat this for dinner.
Overhaul Day sometimes even means switching out that third cup of coffee (guilty) for green tea instead.We could debate back and forth if coffee is actually good or bad for you, but green tea still just feels like it would ultimately be the better choice.Wait- how did THAT get in there? Oh yeah, it was National Boss’s Day yesterday. My bosses like cheesecake and ice cream. Woe is me.
Overhaul Day includes coming home and getting a little action. In the gym (where is your head at??). The run was at an 8:17 pace- faster than usual, but I was in a rush and trying to get as much mileage in as possible in a very short period of time.
I was probably also a little hopped up on the cheesecake. But that’s neither here nor there.
Overhaul Day means making the rest of the evening a lazy one that doesn’t include thinking. My night included going to see the movie 50/50.
I cried. I never cry. My friend sitting next to me witnessed it going down and wasn’t quite sure how to react.
I’m just not a big crier. We could even go so far as to say “a little emotionally detached”. This characteristic doesn’t bother me. I just take a little longer to get worked up about stuff than your average, um, human being.
Laughing and having a good cry all at the same time sounds a little weird, but this movie quickly became one of my favorites of the year. Cancer is a serious subject that has had quite the effect on my family. It’s a pretty awful disease (this would be a “hey duh” statement). That being said, I’m one to often step back from any serious subject and attempt to awkwardly make light of it and have a little laugh to ease the pain of the situation. Life’s too short not to. And 50/50 did it perfectly. So go see it. Like now.
Anyway, now that I’ve been a bit of a Debbie Downer… I should probably just go…
Uhhh… happy Tuesday?