Going on my first full week post-dietetic internship, and I’m starting to feel more positive about the whole situation. Like so many other things, it’s all about the outlook and approach, which can shape the way I feel in a very good or very bad way. One of my Facebook friends posted this quote the other day, which I immediately related to and loved:
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” -Anonymous
I’ve been living in the past and the future wayyyyyy too much lately, but not at all in the present. So that is going to be my number one goal during this transition period (and maybe also the rest of life?) – to live more in the present. Instead of dwelling on the past and looking at the future as a big black hole of a question mark, I’m going to focus more on “getting shit done” now – finishing my internship portfolio, studying for the RD exam, starting spring semester classes, working more at the running store and job searching. Being miserable/sad/anxious about stuff I can’t really change isn’t going to help me now or in the future, so there’s really no point to it at all. Things will work out, I know they will.
Enough about that, though, because I’ve also been running (hooray!). It’s been frigid in NYC this week, but I would still pick the bridle path over the treadmill without question every time.
10 degrees, 0 degree windchill. Bring. It.
I’ve run on Monday and Wednesday this week, between 6-6.5 miles each time without any pain whatsoever. The Achilles was a little sore after yesterday’s run, but some stretching and icing helped loosen it up. I think the every other day plan is working well and forcing me to come back slowly (well, that and Coach John’s orders). I’ve been spinning on the “off” days, and have even started to like the super sweaty, hard classes at my gym. Even so, every time I leave the gym my first thought is: “I get to run tomorrow!” #Typical.
I am curious: do you consciously try to live in the present? If so, how? I could use some tips