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So by now you guys know I’ve been in the middle of a major pissing contest with these buttheads.
Actually, it’s more a little to the outside of the noses, but you get the idea. This battle has been off and on for the past two years and brought my shot at a Disney PR back in January to a screeching halt. Literally. Screeching, screaming, crying….you get where I’m going here? Anywho, I thought I finally had a handle on it until last week when it got ugly again HERE.
However, after a couple of weeks of therapy – for the knees, not the head, which I’m actually starting to think really are connected – after switching up HOW I run – thank you Mr. Galloway and my new-found somewhat longer attention span – things are starting to look up.
As I was chugging my way CAREFULLY through an 8 miler this weekend, I suddenly got hit by lightning. Not literally. More like a little hit. Maybe more like a tap. Can one get tapped by lightning? (Sorry, Dug-Squirrel moment there). In a brief moment of runner clarity, and after the accompanying smack upside the cranium, I made a sudden runner-life-altering decision. In a flash, gone was the single-minded goal of a Disney PR at the Wine and Dine in three weeks. In its place, in all it’s luminous glory, was THE NEW DECISION. I’m no longer going for a Disney PR. Instead, I am – wait for it – going to run it —— FOR FUN!!!!! CAN YOU FREAKIN’ BELIEVE IT????!!!!! Neither can I!!!!!
And the best part – I decided to go the FUN route because I am finally getting the chance to run it WITH SOMEBODY. Somebody, who runs like ME! (That would be the non-speedy type, BTW.) Actually, TWO SOMEBODYS!! (Well, one non-speedy like me and one speedy. But she loves cupcakes as much as I do, so she’s in). After all the excitement when runDisney released the corral assignments last week, and finding that Accountabilibuddy Kellie was only one corral behind me, it was an easy decision to jump in with her. And THEN, Nicole jumped in too!!! Oh happy, happy runner moment!!!!
So the self-imposed runner pressure is off. I’m still going to run the best Half that I can, but the priorities are now this:
1. Have FUN. FUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUNFUN. FUN.
2. See exactly how many times we can sing the entire version of Let It Go from the start to the finish line. And yes, Vegas is setting odds.
3. Stop, drop, and #NardiChallenge with the Green Army Guy.
4. Thank the Phoenicians as we fly by the Geosphere. If you have to ask, I don’t know you. And you should be ashamed of yourself.
5. Did I mention? HAVE FUN!!!!! (And shooting for this look with my sister Accountabilibuddies far and wide at the after party. Plus cupcakes.)
So with my new-found Wine and Dine outlook and attitude, I’m no longer going to freak if I’m not hitting the times I was previously shooting for in training. I am a true believer in everything happening for a reason. And I truly believe I was meant to slow down, (even if it DID mean by getting re-injured), tripping across the hilarious, where-the-hell-was-I-looking-for-humorous-outlooks-on-life before I fell into the blogs of Kellie, Nicole, Lisa/Lindsey, Rae, and Jenn/Moon, and finding an alternative to painkillers and constant cursing in an effort to beat back the pain monster, (repeat after me, “lasers are your friend!”).
Sometimes the planets align just right, your dog kisses you with non-stinky breath, and your hubs brings you a cup of Moose Tracks just when you need it most. And this is one of those moments. Except the ice cream is vanilla and Calypso’s breath stinks like the fish she just ate. It’s okay….I’ll take it.
Enjoy the ride.
What’s the last “aha” moment you had? Was it during a run? Did you run into a tree or a swarm of bees when it happened? Did you even notice?