Monday, October 27, 2008

Running to Stand Still

I came across a blog with this title and I just couldn't help but take a look. It could be because she is a Mom like me or any number of things but truthfully, I think it really described how I am feeling right now. I know I already had my little meltdown late last week so I won't beat that dead horse but now that I have resigned myself to the fact that I must wait on the sidelines for a couple of weeks, it is really starting to sink in. Reading all these fantastic posts about great races this past weekend is starting to bring out the green enemy! Don't get me wrong, I love reading how great everyone does - it is very inspirational. However, I was planning to let Marci talk me into doing Hamilton 1/2 marathon this weekend and now that is not even an option.

It could also be because I have been in perpetual motion since Friday doing work, kids, groceries, laundry, hockey practice, birthday party etc.. Normally I also manage to squeeze in the run which gives me my healthly and perfectly legal "boost" but without it I am starting to go a little nutty! I also think that my pants are tight and butt is bigger. Can that happen in just a week? My poor suffering husband...God love his tolerance of my endorphine mood swings.

So that's me, just Running to Stand Still until such time as my angry and inflamed appendage gets over its little temper tantrum and decides to play nice with the rest of my body.

Suddenly I have an urge to pull out cassette tapes of U2, The Joshua Tree and hang out in my bedroom writing in a funky journal...weird. :) For all those born in the seventies...here is my contribution for the day. My man Bono - Enjoy!



9 comments:

RunnerMom said...

I'm pretty sure your butt is not bigger in one week without running. :-)

I'm one to hang out in my bedroom and write in my journal, too. I've had one for 25 years.

Blogging is just not the same, huh?

Kim Hayworth said...

Thanks for your comment... I promise you "our suffering" husbands" will survive...

Marci said...

No Hamilton then? I will call you tomorrow, don't worry, you will run Disney, you CAN DO IT!!!!

Nikki said...

LOVE the U2 video...I can totally relate. Even without kids to worry about, I often feel like I am running to stand still...and this blog, well I guess it's like my current journal. Anyhow, about the photos - once you upload them into your post editor, you can simply drag and drop them to wherever you want in your text. Good luck, but let me know if you have more questions...

Marlene said...

I feel fat after ONE day of not running, so I feel your pain.

Disney is your priority, so just take care of yourself! We're all rooting for ya.

Janice said...

I love love love U2.. saw them in Concert in '97 in SLC... Yummy.. thanks for the video.

*aron* said...

its sooo hard when running is your escape and you cant use it!! take care of yourself... you will be back in no time!!

Julianne said...

Taking a moment to yourself sounds like a great idea. You deserve it!!

I loooove The Joshua Tree! "With or Without You" or "Where The Streets Have No Name"! Well, that entire album is fantastic. Thanks for the dedication! Haha. I was born relatively early in the 70s so I can relate!

Saface Macdonald said...

You know what's right and you are doing it!

Thxs for Bono.....yummy.