As I sit here eating lunch, still in my pajamas
unshowered, with my glasses on, I’m reading Operation Beautiful: The Book and it’s just what I needed today.
After the crazy pain I was in last night and the remnants this morning, I was in no condition to go running this morning. And yet, I’ve been upset about it all day. Why? I don’t really know. Maybe I think that one run will make a difference this week. Maybe because Thursday is one of our regular running days. Whatever it is, I’ve been feeling like a failure this morning and I don’t like it. And whatever happened last night to cause so much pain has left me tender to the touch and a little bloated, which is not one of the best feelings to have.
So I read my own story. So crazy to see my words (my words!) in the book.
And I read other notes and stories.
And my mood is changing around today.
I know one day of not running will not kill me.
I know being uncomfortable and bloated is temporary, and I know that taking care of myself by taking it easy until I feel back to normal is the best remedy. And I know that I am enough, as I am, right now.
In all this, I totally just wanted comfort food for lunch. Homemade buttermilk biscuits, to be exact. But I was too lazy to get everything out and make them, so I went with the next option that sounded good.
Egg-in-a-hole. It has been too long.
I took 2 slices of whole wheat bread, cut out a hole with my biscuit cutter (almost the same as making biscuits?) and cracked an egg in each hole in the skillet.
Flipped once, ready to eat!
Those plus some random leftover veggies (broccoli, snap peas, tomatoes) was the perfect lunch. Not too heavy, a little bland – it should sit well in my stomach until I get back to normal, and that’s all I’m asking for today.
So what about you?
What are you proud of today? What note would you leave for yourself today?