Embrace the Unexpected

Since my word for 2020 is Embrace, I am going to continue with that theme for at least this weeks post. This week tried to knock me down and I had to try and embrace the unexpected.

I wish I could write that I nailed it and 100% of the time was just going with the flow, but this is real life and that is not what happened. Let me lay out my first 2 days of the week for you:

Monday: I knew I needed an oil change and to get the tires rotated, which my hubby was going to take care of today when I was having my infusion. Long story short, I ended up having a piece of plastic hanging down and dragging in the front of my car. Off to the dealership I went to get that repaired along with the  oil change and tires rotated. I didn’t embrace the unexposed very well in that moment. While I was waiting, I did make myself focus on the things I was grateful for in that moment. I was grateful they could get me in right away, they could get it all done without me having to make another appointment and that I was able to leave work and take a long lunch to get it taken care of. By the time my car was ready I was in a better mood and I was able to just be grateful that we had the finances to take care of that and that my car was once again maintained and ready to go for the trip we were planning to take today.

Tuesday: I woke up and notice the hubby forgot his coffee, so I was drinking the left behind coffee while I was eating a little something before my run. I got up to go to the treadmill, and I thought I had a good hold on my tumbler with water in it. Turns out, I did not and the lid came off which caused it too hit and break my favorite coffee mug. It spilled coffee and water all over my end table and the floor. I had to clean that mess up, took the glass top off the end table and put a fan on the floor to help it dry. Decided even with now running behind I was still going to get on the treadmill, get to the back room had to stop running because I forgot a second ponytail holder (long hair problems lol). Started running and looked at my fitbit to monitor my heart rate during my run, it wasn’t working. I have had this fitbit for almost 2 years and I noticed the battery life was starting to wear out and that it was having issues syncing so it was time for a new one but didn’t want to but it just yet. That was my last straw and I decided that I would move my run to the next day and do my Barre Blend workout instead.

Tuesday after work I was able to run my errands and get a new Fitbit, I was happy they were on sale since I wasn’t planning on buying them and I had a $10 off coupon as well. All good things in my book and it made having to buy a new Fitbit a little easier. One thing I did learn, when you need to buy a new fitbit, remember to turn off all the alarms on the old one lol. I ended up having 3 alarms going on on Wednesday morning, which at least I didn’t have to worry about sleeping though my alarm.

Wednesday and Thursday were both much better days for me so the mid to end of the week got better. Other then last night I had to make the decision to not travel to my Aunt and Uncles after my infusion today because of the weather. We made a plan to visit then in April so I look forward to that already. It was definitely a disappointment thought because I was really looking forward to spending sometime with them because its been over a year now since the last time we were able to travel to them.

Today was infusion day, it was right away in the morning and I actually stayed awake and watched movies with the hubby the whole time. We both decided to still take the days off since it was planned that way anyways. While I would have much rather been on the road to MN, it was nice to have some extra time to spend with my hubby and working on my crafting.

Monday I did not do well with embracing the unexpected right away but I was able to find something to be grateful in in the moment which I am proud of myself for. Tuesday I embraced they fact that I knew my run was not going to be effective so changed it to a different workout to stay on track with working out 6 days a week.

What I consider to be my huge win for the week is even with having to change days I ran, I am still sticking with my training of running 3 days a week. Today I didn’t have time to do the full 4.5 miles, but I did have time to do 30-40 minutes on the treadmill and got 3.2 miles in which is way better then nothing. With trying to embrace the unexpected of my plans changing I am embracing that I was able to spend this evening cleaning and writing. I also am embracing that I will not be able to get my scheduled run in on Saturday and not have to do it when we got home on Sunday.

I am a constant work in progress, and focusing on embracing all the things that come my way is helping me to try and find things to be grateful in all the moments. It is not easy, but each time I practicing embracing hard things, unexpected things and so on the easier it will become and the more I will focus on things to be grateful for.

I am excited, I ordered a bracelet with the word EMBRACE on it from It is not here yet, but I am so excited for it to get here so I can have that reminder on my wrist at all times to embrace anything that comes my way.

Embrace 2020


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