Sunday, July 10, 2011

Not Giving Up

I'm not a very good blogger.

I get that.

I seriously don't know how some of you other bloggers manage to get your posts up here every day, looking all perfect, and saying just what I want to read. I truly admire your dedication and the hard work you put into your posts.

I won't beat myself up too badly about my lack of posting. This blog is meant to be about running. And, frankly, I haven't been. So there's not much to write. I have had a mighty productive couple of weeks plotting out the course for the rest of my life. You know....little things like that. Its this sort of cathartic chaos that calms me.

And today I stopped long enough to realize that the Wine and Dine half marathon in 80 days away.  OhGeezOhMan. And Mr. Jeff Galloway says I should've had a long run of 6.5 miles on the handy dandy training calendar. Oops.

I kind of thought of giving up on the whole running thing for awhile since I have so much going on. Which, in essence, would mean I would be giving up on this blog too. Don't worry - those naughty thoughts didn't last too long. So since I wasn't finding inspiration in myself of late, I decided to go find it where everyone else goes to look for it.....YouTube.

And sure enough. The YouTube Gods worked their magic and I was presented with this little number.

Good grief! To paraquote Humphery Bogart in Casablana: I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that my problems don’t amount to a hill of beans in comparison.

I don't know where competitors get this kind of mental toughness. It is definitely my weak spot. I'm just too much of a princess. And when things hurt - I stop. I need to learn to get uncomfortable. So, that is what I will be doing. I will try not to whine too much in the process.

But I've learned that there is absolutely no reason why I can't see this through. And even on days when I feel like giving up - I'm not gonna. I'm scheduling that long run for Thursday next week since I will be out of town again over the weekend. You hear that? Thursday! If you don't hear from me, its because I'm avoiding you and I don't want to fess up that I didn't git 'er done.

No excuses.

Unless I tear a hamstring. Because, seriously, I just can't take that kind of hurt.


  1. girl! don't beat yourself up about posting. Blogging shouldn't be a nuisance! About that 6.5 miler- YOU CAN DO IT!

  2. Thanks, Lee! I'm actually looking forward to Thursday now. Just needed some bloggy accountability, I suppose.

  3. Why why why did you make me watch that? I'm a sobbing mess. Now get out there and run those miles Kelly!!!

  4. You said something there that just totally clicked with me! "I need to learn to get uncomfortable." This is so true for me, too! Perhaps this is why I always feel like I suck in the summer. I just get so miserable in the heat and instead of keeping at it I just hide in the shade for a while.

    90 days.... plenty of time. ;) You'll be set for Wine & Dine no matter what. And I want lots of opinions on it. I'm sort of toying with doing it next year!

  5. Sorry, Lesley! I was pretty pathetic myself.

    FF - I've discovered that real change only happens after you get a little uncomfortable. I'm just not always willing to go there. I need to overcome that. And I would love if you did the W&D next year. That is one race I will do every year. Disney during the Food & Wine Festival is my FAV!