The title is a quote I just happen to love from I Heart Huckabees, and I think it goes great with my thoughts on what’s been going on the last few weeks. Because it relates to this fantastic Runner’s World Quote of the Day (yes, I get those- I’m motivated by daily emails, what can I say?):
“As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are.” – Joan Benoit Samuelson
So that’s where I am. Still haven’t been out running since the Shamrock Shuffle. Don’t have any intention of doing so this week. Thinking about making an appointment to see my orthopedist again next week if I can’t jog in place without feeling it.
All this makes me feel like a lazy bum as I sit on my couch. Or maybe spend 20 minutes here and there doing abs and arms stuff. I don’t pout (what’s the point?), but I’m not happy about it. I think what bugs me more is the weather is starting to turn. When I got on crutches a few months ago, I didn’t mind nearly as much. I watched the snow fall with my leg propped up and only shrugged my shoulders slightly. This nice weather is just becoming torture.
Running is what I do. And I like it. And I’m sort of decent at it. And like the quote says, it’s part of my lifestyle. I have an active lifestyle. So when I can’t actually be active, I feel like I’m just not myself. You know what I mean? The energy level plummets along with my perky mood. I just don’t feel “normal”. Grrr….
Ugh. Ok, so this is my whining post. I’m just going to say that. I allow myself that- just to get all the frustration out in one post. Negativity doesn’t help the situation- I’m aware (I should be aware- I’ve given out advice to people who have gone through worse injuries). Tomorrow I’ll be better. Promise.
How appropriate is it that I’m writing this on a Tuesday- the ick day of all days? Ha ha…
Because Tuesday is what it is, my friend Mon and I decided to attempt to counteract that with a trip to see a movie. Hooray! One thing I do have to say I’m excited about! (see? My mood is lifting already…)
Also, I got a little gift via snail mail from my friend Ashlee who visited a couple weeks ago.How cute is that? And how sweet is she? She knows my love of cupcakes- and even though she isn’t a big cake fan, we both appreciate making baked goods adorable. :) On the inside, she wrote “never forget how fantastic you are”. This is why I love her. She’s been there through my ups and downs and is always great about sending me a mid-day text to crack me up. Love her!
I also love her because she said her fiance was trying to get her to memorize Fergie’s part of “Imma Be” (he likes random songs like that) to rap at their wedding. I said no to the song, but yes to the rap- and suggested something with a bit better of a beat. Like something by Coolio… Yeah… awesome, right? ;) Our hometown wouldn’t even know what hit them!
Ironically, this is one of my more “moody” posts, but Brit over at Working on the Fab Life gave me this sunshine award! She’s a total sweetheart and is right when she says we have a similar humor- us sarcastic girls kinda rock…
I decided to hand this one out to a few peeps this time. Just a few random ones with random reasons of why I enjoy their presence in the blogger world:
Kelly at My Verbal Vomit because we share the same love of vodka clubs. And it’s somewhat eerie that we are often share the same train of thought…
Jess over at The Process of Healing because she is currently the coolest chic on crutches I know!
Marie at Cheaper Than Therapy because I never read her blog without cracking up. Which may or may not have almost gotten me in trouble at work a few times… ha!
The Marathon Maiden because she is just rocking out her training for Boston! She’s in the homestretch, so go cheer her on!
Leah over at Why Deprive? because she’s chillaxin’ Canadian-style as our neighbor from the north…
I could go on and on (it’s almost obnoxious how many of you kids I have in my google reader- apparently I’m nosey and love keeping up with everyone!), but I’m keeping it short to highlight a few of you kids…
Oh and thanks for all the comments yesterday- it seems we’re all a little weary of how effective vitamins actually are, but most of us take them “just in case because it couldn’t hurt”. Isn’t it ironic that we’re not sure of how good they really are, but we take them and put them in our bodies anyways? You’d never do that with actual food, would you? Just an observation…
Let’s make this Tuesday a non-crappy one, shall we?
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