Good morning! This crazy weather is heading into our area today and luckily won’t get snow, but we will have a lot of rain today!
Today I woke up at 4:30 and headed over to the gym. If you wake up early to work out you know the drive to the gym can be on autopilot most days. Well, today was one of those days and I wasn’t really paying that much attention until I saw the police lights behind me.
Like a good little citizen, I pulled over and rolled down my window. As the policeman walked over to my car I quickly realized what I’d done.
Policeman: Hello, ma’am.
Me: Good morning, officer……I ran that red light didn’t I?
Policeman: Yes, you did.
Me: Sorry….I thought I could get through before it turned.
Policeman: I know…you sped up.
Me: Not getting out of this one am I?
Policeman: License and registration, please.
<Sigh>……..And that’s how I started my day, folks. How’s everyone else doing today?
After the ticket ordeal (which took way too long), I didn’t have a lot of gym time left by the time I got there. I managed a 35 minute run on the treadmill before I was out of time and needed to head home.
For breakfast I threw together a Greek yogurt bowl with some apple, quinoa granola, and honey.
Honestly, If I was going to get pulled over, I’m glad it was before my workout instead of after. Exercise is, as we all know, a great stress reliever and my run allowed me to get some perspective on the morning.
Being an optimist, it’s important that I find something good from any bad situation. I’m that annoying girl that says, “yes, but on the bright side….” when others are trying to complain. Despite getting a ticket, here are the positives I’m focusing on so far:
1) The court date isn’t until January and Riley thinks I should try going to court to see if it gets dropped. Even if it doesn’t, at least I don’t owe any money until after the holidays.
2) My new sneakers felt really good while I was running. Good choice with the Mizunos.
3) Today’s my Friday! I have the rest of the week off after today.
So with the endorphins still flowing, I’m off to pick up some Starbucks (necessary, don’t you think?) and tackle my last busy day at work.
Have a good one!
Have you ever gotten a ticket? I went on a nice little streak for a while there with speeding, following too closely, and various expired registrations/inspections. Things had been really quiet for the past few years, though, so I thought I was doing well.