This week has been tough and its only Tuesday.
Yesterday I walked into work and found out that my very good friend, co-worker and mentor was leaving the company and his last day would be this Friday.
I was shocked and confused. I knew that the work situation would not be the same forever but I never thought that he would be leaving this soon.
Last night I came home and ate three giant handfuls of peanut M&Ms and then pulled out the frosting from the fridge. I definitely tend to eat when I am upset.
Today was not much better...I have been scrambling to collect all the information I can so that I will be ready to handle any problems that may arise after my co-worker leaves. Its been scary to think what it will be like without my mentor and friend.
Tonight I just needed to run. And it wasn't the best run, but I managed to pound out a few miles at tempo pace which felt great. Focusing on keeping my pace fast helped to not think about the work situation.
I think turning to running was a much better choice than turning to food. And I feel a lot better after pounded out a few miles compared to after stuffing my face with frosting and candy.