3/6/07

A different sort of retail therapy...

so yesterday was a write off...I was miserable as all hell and to make matters worse I had drama at work thanks to added duties (woohoo!). Today, I have too many helpers here which is going to drive me batty, but I will survive! Why? I am thinking about the things I have to look forward to... Like the 10km Clinic at the Running Room I just signed up for. :) I can run 10km no problem and I've signed up for a race in May (and suckered my little bro into signing up too), but I have these mental hurdles when it comes to races and running outdoors sometimes. I watch other people run and I just don't think I'm the same caliber as them. Not like an everyday run is a race or a competition and I only do it for my health and well being, but sometimes I feel like a giant outsider when it comes down to it. I figure that a clinic will help me get over my fears, help me become a better runner and prove to myself that yes, I am ACTUALLY A RUNNER, something I never admit to myself or anyone else. And maybe in the process I can meet more people who have a common interest with me. The whole thing got me thinking yesterday about how much of a positive influence it has had on my life. I went to check on my registration for my 10km run and my inspiration listed was "to prove to myself that I can actually run a 10km" (which actually got posted on the site -woohoo). and I totally can - and will :)

6 comments:

GINGER said...

As I sip my glass of water this morning I raise my glass "here's to you" for focusing on the positive and going for the 10km race in the Spring, you runner you!
Have a great day!
Ginger

tina said...

Good for you for signing up and calling yourself a runner. You are totally an inspiration for me when it comes to the running (& not eating chocolate when times are tough).

~paige~ said...

nice pic sister. who knew we had gene symonds in our blogging world! lol
glad to hear you are feeling better

Pam, the belly dancing queen said...

You are a running machine--I can't even walk 10K........I might be able to shimmy it!!LOL!!

NattyMcGoo said...

I agree with Paige - that is quite the tongue! Good for you.

PS. YOU R A RUNNER!!!!! Don't forget it.

Angie All The Way said...

It continues to amaze me how when we reach these milestones along this journey (in this case, your running), that what seemed at one point so "unattainable" begins to stare us right in the face! When we start shooting for these goals I think we never actually think (deep down) that we will "get there" and there you are! Good for you, Marie - you ARE A RUNNER (already) and congratulations girl!

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