Wednesday, August 6, 2008

30 Day Challenge- Day 7

Today was one of those days. As soon as I started my workday, I wasn't sure how I was going to make it to the end. I did have a great reward at the end of the day- Drag Queen Bingo...a fundraiser my friend and co-worker Paula & her husband have done for the past three years to raise money for their 3-Day walk. But by 10am, I was so tired I wanted to crawl back into bed. For the record, I didn't.

Anyway, after my marathon of conference calls and putting out fires and calling back unhappy people and solving unsolved mysteries and all that stuff, I needed a break.

But work was calling to me. There was (and still is) a ton of work to do. But I also knew that I needed to take a break. I needed to get in a cardio workout (bike ride) and I also could use some food.

I finally walked away from my computer and got on my bike and had a great hour long lunch that consisted of a beautiful bike ride up swanky Montana Avenue, around the Brentwood Country Mart, a lunch date with my lover and through the neighborhoods of Santa Monica I could only hope to live in one day...you know, when I print my own money and shit.

Anyway, the bike ride was fantastic. I pushed myself hard. The sun and fresh air felt wonderful. I came back to work feeling wonderfully refreshed (and sweaty) and ready to face the rest of the day.

A good lesson learned for myself which I seem to keep needing to learn a lot. Take. Time. For. Me.

The works is always going to be there and I'm always going to have more to do. I need to take care of myself and get up off my computer chair and out the door more frequently during the workday. I'm the only one in control of me and it's completely in my power to make sure that I put msyelf first.

I feel so much better when I do and not surprisingly, I'm even more productive (and happier) when I take that important time for me.

Here are some pictures from my ride.


I rode my bike to meet my lover at the Brentwood Country Mart- usually a good place for celeb sightings. Isn't he cute :)


Heading down Carlyle


One of my favorite houses in Santa Monica


Another one of my favorite houses in Santa Monica


Straight down at the end is the Ocean

1 comments:

Leah August 7, 2008 at 8:34 AM  

He is kinda cute.
What a nice place you have to ride your bike there, Moolso.

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