Filed under: Exile, Getting Old Sucks, Not at all what I expected, the 'mill, the 'Pod | Tags: Catching Up, Metablogging, Running
It’s not like I haven’t been doing anything worth writing about. Some of it, I feel like I don’t have the talent to write about adequately, because it was SO awesome (see: Tous les comtesses; BlogHer ’10; family wedding; ran my first two 5Ks EVER.) Some of it, I was too tired after living/experiencing/dealing with it to write about (see: Husband gets Master’s degree & turns 40 [aka June]; ran my first two 5Ks EVER.) Some of it, I’m in too much of a funk to write about (see: Still in Exile; still hate job; still 40.)
Some of it, I’m still processing and don’t quite know what to think/say/share about it…. And some of it was never for public consumption, anyway, so it didn’t get written about. Actually, a lot of it was stuff I wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing. Out of nowhere last year, my life became overwhelmingly about a bunch of stuff I don’t want to write about. Not yet, anyway.
Question: Writer’s block: brings about depression? Or is it the depression that brings about writer’s block? Is it a dysfunctional symbiotic relationship? Like anxiety and cookies?
This is going to be all over the place. I’m new at this all over again. Bear with me.
So. The biggest thing right now: I think I’m trying to become a runner. All you ACTUAL runners out there: go ahead and laugh until you puke. I’ll wait.
Back so soon? Okay, then. I’m not sure what started it, really, except that I’d begun working out again a lot, and enjoying it, and really noticing a difference in my stamina. And then a friend of mine started C25K, and I thought “that doesn’t sound so bad…” and then my firm offered to sponsor a team for THIS and so my friend and I registered and ran it together.
It. Was. AWESOME.
Twenty minutes after I got home from my first race ever, friend and I were all over the web looking for another one to enter (there was a very “totally stoned and raiding the pantry for cookies” vibe to it.) (Don’t pretend you don’t know what I mean.)
We found THIS for two weeks later.
And it. was. AWESOME.
We beat our Komen time by more than 6 minutes.
Next up is Christmas in the Park. I even got the goats signed up for the 1/2 mile reindeer run. If nothing else, they’ll sleep well after all of the afternoon excitement, right?
After that, I’m not sure what happens. Friend is registered for training for the Indy 1/2 marathon. I think I’m hoping Santa wraps up enough money to pay for registration…but every time I see THIS, I wonder if it might be better if he didn’t:
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