Running Errands


Stop taking all my sweet, sweet energy, lightbulbs!

Stop taking all my sweet, sweet energy, lightbulbs!

I’m beginning to think that Celebrities are a special kind of Super-Extrovert. That is to say, if a normal extravert is like a lightbulb on a home circuit then a celebrity is like an arc-light on the main power grid. They light up the room but it’s because they absorb an enormous amount of energy from the people around them. To be fair who wouldn’t want to drink in all that sweet, sweet energy when surrounded by thousands of people cheering your name?

I’d do it if I could.

Sadly I’m not a celebrity, or even a conventional extravert. I’m an introvert which means I don’t absorb energy from other people: I expend energy being social with other people. And after spending four or five hours alongside the red carpet for the Oscars last Sunday I am Tapped. Out. It has been two days and I am still not functioning on all cylinders.

This is all just a really long way of me explaining why I didn’t go running at the crack of dawn yesterday or today. Yesterday I was so worn out I felt like years had been taken off my life. My activities ran something like this: get up, make lunch for husband, nap, breakfast, deal with email, put in load of laundry, nap, lunch, nap, fold laundry, run errands, nap, dinner, watch TV, panic about not posting a blog, and collapse into bed. Even the thought of moving was physically painful. So running did not happen.

Today was marginally better; moving didn’t hurt so much and being upright didn’t make me so tired that I had to take a breather every fifteen minutes. I just couldn’t bring myself to go running first thing in the morning, but by noon I knew I needed the fresh air and the exercise. I had a handful of errands that I needed to do: get quarters from the bank, pick up more instant coffee, etc, so I decided I would go ahead and run my errands. Literally.

Running errands (literally) isn’t too bad of a way to go once in a while, but I wouldn’t want to do it every day. I was amazed at how off-balance I was from having a roll of quarters in one hand but not in the other. It was also a lot of stop-and-go having to walk at each place that I went which was good for me taking it easy after being so worn out, but was disruptive to my rhythm when trying to run distance.

Anyway, it felt good to get back on track, but I am still worn out.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on February 26, 2013.

One Response to “Running Errands”

  1. I love the tag introverts unite! Fantastic. I feel more united. 🙂

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