I have had the best day. Exceptionally fabulous.
When I went to bed last night I was half planning on doing Parkrun today. I registered months ago but have never actually made it to the free 5Km run before, which is jokes considering its a 10 minute walk from home to the start. I woke early at 06:30, which is basically unacceptable on the weekend. I got up and made a smoothie, drank a coffee and got ready to run. I’m not great at trying new things, but I actually felt excited on the walk there.
I arrived on Tooting Common and had a pretty decent run. 5Km in 30:55. Considering that I’ve run very little over the last month I was really pleased with this. I spent a fair while running behind the same girl and I let her know at the end she has been my pacer, which she was really pleased about. It was just a really nice atmosphere and I can not wait for the next one! On the walk home I popped into an organic coffee shop and got a yummy almond latte. As I walked home I thought what a great weekend routine this could be for me. Another bonus was that the take away coffee cup and lid were biodegradable, made from plant matter. I’ve been very conscious of the excessive use of plastics recently, and I am making a choice to not use unnecessary plastics and non-biodegradable materials. There is just so much plastic everywhere, in the earth, in the seas, in the home. I want to do my bit to make the Earth less polluted.
When I got home I took a shower. A few of my friends (Jamie, Scott and Brenda) are doing a 30 day cold shower challenge and I decided to give it a go. I had a warm one first to wash properly after my run, and then at the end did a 5 second blast of freezing cold water. It was soooooooo invigorating. I’m actually looking forward to showering in the morning.
I’m also pleased that I have eaten really well today. Lots of vegetables and water. I’m feeling really happy about my choice to become vegan and I feel great for it. I can not recommend enough making the conscious decision to not participate in the suffering of animals. I just don’t feel guilty when I eat anymore. I have woken up to the impact my choices make on the world, and I can not go backwards from here.
I went to hot yoga and saw my lovely friend Sarah. I’ve not seen her for a while and she commented on how I looked. She said that my skin looked glowing (that’s the vegan diet) and that I had lost weight – which I technically haven’t; but I did take some pictures yesterday and I have definitely changed shape since the start of the year. The class was good and I felt great afterwards.
I spent the afternoon doing chores that I have been meaning to do for ages. I spent a little time looking around the shops and just enjoying the opportunity to relax.
All day I have just felt buoyant. I’m not sure if it was the shower, or the run, or that I’ve been taking my antidepressants more regularly. I don’t care. I just hope that this feeling doesn’t go away.