Mid-Week Motivation

Gosh, I can't believe it's Wednesday already, can you? Let me tell ya, time positively flies when you're not training for half marathon. I'm currently working through the "now what?" feelings that inevitably seem to befall me in the weeks following a race, but I have to admit that not having to stick to a rigid workout schedule or run a thousand miles at a time feels pretty darn amazing. I'm relishing in the freedom.

But I am already kind of thinking about the half I'm going to be running in April.

I mean, come on, I'm a runner. You can take the runner out her starting corral but you can't pry the Garmin watch out of her sweaty, tired hands.

... or however that saying goes.

I'm guessing that half of you are really jazzed about the outcome of last night's election and I"m guessing the other half of you are royally pissed off. But hey, that's politics. You're not going to make everyone happy all the time (or any of the time according to most of my friends' Facebook statuses). If your candidate didn't win, I'm really sorry for your loss. If your candidate did win, then congratulations. If you voted at all, you win either way because you exercised your right as an American citizen to let your voice be heard.

I'm not one to get political on my blog (or anywhere for that matter), but I have just one thing I'd like to say about the 2012 election: Being affiliated with a specific political party or not being affiliated with a political party at all is not a direct reflection on your religious beliefs (or lack thereof).

“If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don't tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate. Even if we hear something and we don't understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions.”
― Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom 

That's all I'm going to say about it. *climbs down off of soap box*

But anyway, how's your week going?

Mine's relatively quiet. Blissfully quiet, actually. The biggest to-do on my agenda for the week is to contend with the masses of laundry we have laying around our bedroom floor. The rest of the townhouse? Spotless. Our bedroom? Looks like Hurricane Sandy took a detour through it.

Have I ever told you how much I hate not having a washer and dryer in my home? Ugh, we were so spoiled in our first apartment. Now I have to rummage under the cushions for quarters and then drag my baskets of laundry across the complex's parking lot in hopes that there is a washing machine available and that no one is going to steal my clothes out of the dryer while I run back home to start dinner.


Looks like I'm a little bit of need for some

What's motivating you this week?


  1. My week's good, thanks, and also I forgot to even ask about your marathon, and also I am a terrible person.

    Also you owe me one comic.

    And also well done on that soapbox there.

    1. Ha, that's okay! I was far more interested in what's going on your life rather than me rambling on about the one time I ran for 2 hours.

      Yes, I owe you a comic. Still trying to figure out how to make emotional turmoil funny ...

      ... but then again, we made emotional turmoil HILARIOUS in high school. So it shouldn't take me that long.

      Thanks, you know I don't like putting my opinions out there like that, but I saw so much garbage floating around Facebook on election day and the day following that I had to make a statement about it. If anything, just for my own piece of mind.


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