5/30/07

in need of a fix...

Every day, my office seems to be a meeting point for the jokers in the office (the sales guys). They come in and bug me and Kris if he's around, usually barraging me with questions about our products and services (since I'm all knowing around here :D), sharing goofy stories or pointing out attractive people in the building across the street (yes, we watch you! :P). Today, our newer salesman Larry comes in to talk to me. We seem to have a little bit in common - he's been a personal trainer FOREVER and me, being all into fitness and stuff, we talk about the gym, running, etc. whenever we get a chance. His insight today makes me realize maybe my crazy chiropractor was right. He came in to talk about missing a day's workout and how your day can be really messed up as a result. Makes him hypersensitive if you will. He notices smokers more, feels people are moving too slowly and always in his way, the air doesn't feel as clean, etc. Today, I missed my workout and I was scowling all the way to work. Everyone was indeed moving slow and I feel like a bag of garbage (which will be remedied after work - I'm running with the RR). It's just funny that he brought it up TODAY when I didn't go work out and then it clicked - We aren't getting that high from our workouts so of course we aren't feeling that great. So, hi - I'm Marie and I'm addicted to working out. If there was an actual 12-step program for this, I think I'd fail miserably.

14 comments:

Mandy said...

I envy your workout addiction.... totally... I cringe at the idea of exercise and I wish it was the other way around!!!

~paige~ said...

well sugar it is better than cocaine

Jen said...

*laughs*

A workout-a-holic hey???

12 steps...seems you made it through denial!

Sara said...

What an addiction! At least you'll get your fix tonight. Have fun - it's your first night of the clinic right?

marie said...

sara - clinic doesn't start until the 28th of june. I still go for the run club/practice runs on wed & sun.

Natalie said...

That's a really good point! It probably does help release some of that daily stress and makes us better equipped to handle annoying things that come up during the day.

As I run more, I do find it quite addictive too! This from the girl who couldn't stand the thought of exercising 6 months ago.

What a great thing to be addicted to Marie. WTG!

eurydice said...

My friends like to joke that I'm "gymorexic" because I always work out Mon-Fri before work. It feels great to know you've accomplished something before the real day has even begun!

Lindsay said...

i always feel so much more relieved and less stressed after working out! for me it gets rid of headaches and gives me an overall good feeling...
hell theres worse things to be addicted to :)

jodi said...

i can definitely feel a difference in my mood if i haven't worked out in 2-3 days... they say it can mimic depression so i take it pretty seriously... i DO know that if you're trying to be a runner, and don't run for like 5 days - the first day back sucks... :o(

~♥ Amanda ♥~ said...

i'm totally addicted too!!! i never used to want to work out or anything but now that i've gotten into a routine, i love it!!!

Angie All The Way said...

Hey, better than turnin to booze! :P

meredi said...

Wow, I really hope I get to that point someday, Marie. I love my cycling, but other than that exercising feels like a chore.

I've heard that runners tend to get addicted more than people doing other sports. Have you heard that too? If it's true, I wonder why...

Shirls said...

I totally relate to this, there is a huge difference in my attitude, level of being able to cope and just general happiness on the days I work out and those I don't...

CaRoLyN said...

I WISH I was addicted to wkring out. Most of the time it's a just an obligation that I have to get out of the way but I am starting to really enjoy my evening walks by myself. It's a great time to reflect on the day and just unwind.
It's great that you love working out so much though! Go you!

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