I love Feb 29th!
Saturday, March 01, 2008
For some reason, yesterday just WORKED!
You know those days where everything just happens "right"? Feb 29th, 2008 was one of those for me.
Started it by going to the gym and doing 75 minutes of cardio, followed by a good upper body strength workout (I'm just a little sore today, thank goodness) and a great stretching session. The cardio in particular was amazing: I ran for 30 minutes at 4.3 without feeling really exhausted by the end, so I upped the speed to 4.7/4.8 for another 15 minutes! Still not exhausted, but sweating nicely, and ready to go hit the weights. I _love_ that kind of cardio day. I guess today I'll be trying to up it to at least 4.4 for 30 minutes!
Got back from the gym, showered and changed and ran out to run some errands. Discovered that my former employer was will to try to get my bonus cheque into an RRSP-eligible physical cheque for me to pick up - had to wait till they called. Finished off some banking I'd been procrastinating on. Got a call at 3:30 that the cheque was ready ... I don't drive, and it usually takes me an hour to get to them. Well, it had been snowing for a couple of hours: but I hadn't noticed _how much_! I only got there at 6:15 (and the bank was to close at 7!).
Fortunately, the HR lady waited for me - what a doll!- and I rushed over to the bank. Where I discovered that the cheque should NOT have been made out to the bank, but to ME, c/o the bank. Dang. But that's what THE BANK TOLD ME TO DO, when I called it earlier in the week to ask!
Looked like touch and go for a while there, but finally one rep decided to "make an exception" - figured out how to make it work. Phew! That was a BIG cheque, I wouldn't have enjoyed paying tax on that extra amount for last year!
Wound up the evening by snoozing at a different Korean BBQ restaurant than my usual: my graphic designer friend chose KB as her fee for doing my business cards - except, because of the snow, it was almost 9:30 by the time we got there! And almost 1 a.m. by the time I got home!!! :)
Oh, well, it was still the BEST day of the year so far - filled with lots of achievements! Now I'm wishing every day could be so productive! Sad to realise that that is entirely my own doing - I _can _ make each day just as good as yesterday was!