Taking my mind off a stressful situation

This morning I woke up at 5:35 and then woke up again at 5:45. It took me quite a while to roll out of bed and I left the house at just before 6:30. Good thing, because the sun is rising later and later and it would have been too dark had I left earlier.

I did intervals of jog and walk. Most of it was walking. While I was proud of myself for making the effort, my right ankle really flared up. Severe years back I sprained my ankle and it was mostly fine for a while until I did roller derby. It had cramped up when I first started walking again, then it was fine until I started walking briskly. I remember my physical therapist said I have to build up the strength. So maybe the pain will go away if I use it more. We’ll see.

My stomach has been in knots all morning with what’s happening at home, particularly with my daughter. It’s something I don’t want to share on my blog, just to say that there are issues. It’s tough enough having a teenage daughter, much less one with a mental illness.

We’ll see how things play out. Right now I’m very worried. I need to find times to decompress so I can remain functional. Fortunately going out for my walk/jog helped get my mind off of it for at least 30 minutes. Now when I go to work I need to be focused on work. So I’m going to try my best to do that.

I didn’t take a lot of pictures on my walk/jog. Just two. Here they are:

I hope you have a peaceful day.


3 thoughts on “Taking my mind off a stressful situation

  1. My sympathies about working with your daughter. Both of mine just got Jury Duty questionnaires. Daughter #1 should be fine if she gets called for Jury Duty. For Daughter #2, with her combination of mental crap, there’s no way she could do it. It was a chore just getting her to complete the form, including the description of her diagnosis that we hope will disqualify her from getting called.

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      1. I think it’s odd too, perhaps they go by Zip code or something, and do a whole neighborhood all at once. I got called for Jury Duty a year or so ago, so they can’t call me again right now. (My spouse is exempt, since he’s part of the court system.) Not that I would mind going again, now that my kids are older and my job is stable, I’m fine serving as often as they need.

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About Quixie

Hi! I go by "Quixie." Quixie is a shortened version of "quixotic," which means: "exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical." It's how I described my evangelical Christian faith when I started blogging 7 years ago. Now I'm an agnostic atheist who is trying to find a balance between idealism and reality. I write about my mental health journey with bipolar disorder, my loss of faith (deconversion), parenting teens, reading, exercise/health, work-life, and my marriage separation/divorce.