Saturday, September 13, 2008

Annoying setback

I have a problem with my left eye, it hurts and I can't wear my contact lenses. I am sure there are a lot of people who exercise in glasses but I hate doing that -- I get all sweaty, and steamed up, and they bounce around. I've been feeling like crap the last couple of days, so I decided to wait it out and hope I feel better soon. I often get these eye problems at the same time I feel lousy. Taking two days off means I missed my run yesterday and a swim today.

It's funny how a disruption in my routine can plunge me from the optimistic girl who said, "I feel like I'm living the life I'm meant to live" to the surly, sad, pessimistic person I feel like today. I feel like I've gained about 20 pounds overnight and that I'll never get in shape or be truly happy again. I know it's just a passing funk, and the drizzly day is contributing to it.

I don't really have any plans for the day, but I'm going to try to find something cheering to do to lift me out of this mood. Something that I can do in glasses with a sore eye, and not have people pointing at me and wondering if I have pinkeye.


  1. I hate exercising (running) in glasses too. I got Lasik a few years back. It's great!

  2. Sorry about the eye thing. I take my glasses off on the equipment at the gym but sometimes I leave them on. I am used to them, though. I have been in a bit of a funk so I went to my old favorite coffee shop from last summer and spent the morning with my laptop. It was nice, the girl who works there remembered me. It felt homey. Maybe you have something you like that you have not done in a while..

  3. I just read your post about the future of blogging. I then read the wi fit post. I enjoyed it but I alreay knew it was meant to be funny. I like your point, though. I hardly have any readers and the ones I have have been reading me a while. But sometimes I do wonder how people may react to certain things. I get to thinking I might sound like I am gloating when I am happy or oozing self pity when I am down. But I usually go ahead and write it anyway. Maybe the blog is more for me learning to articulate than for the reader, but I am doing it to share experience, too. Gee, am I selfish?? Anyway I liked your post. thanks

  4. I'm going to have to agree with Cindy on this one. If someone thinks I'm gloating, perhaps it's because I am . . . but it's my blog and I try to be honest because too often in life we cannot be honest. Having said that, on several occasions I've refrained from saying something I thought might offend certain people. So, I try to be honest and not bury my emotions but I try to be respectful of others.

  5. I am the same exact way about my glasses. In fact, I feel pretty tired and blah anytime I have to wear my glassed during the day. So I avoid wearing them to work, the gym, and just out in general. But we've gotta plow through it sometimes. Good luck!


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