Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dear Running

Dear running, sometimes I really hate your face. 
Yes I know you aren't a real person and you don't have a face per say, 
but whatever it felt good to say it so suck it.


You and I, running, our relationship has been on the rocks for the past year or so. I fell in lust with you three years ago and it was a magical honeymoon stage that we went through. Those first 9 months, training for my first 5k running 3 times a week barely running 10 miles a week, yea those were the good ol days. We were ridin high, couldnt tell me shit about my relationship with you, I was in la la land.

In September of 2013 I decided to take our relationship to the next level, train for a 10k. For non runners, that is 6.2 miles of pure torture cardio bliss. This is when the relationship started to crumble my love. Having to meet with you every night in the freezing cold for 30-60 minutes at a time was exhausting, painful and all around ridiculous. We live in CLEVELAND OHIO for christ sake!

But I stuck with it, I ended up cancelling a lot of our "dates" and you punished me with cramps, side stitches and a foot injury for dodging our said "dates". I ran that 10k in December and hit a PR (personal record)! I was ecstatic and all the feels came back for you. Still high off of that 10k I decided you weren't so bad after all, you did relieve my stress and keep me in pretty decent shape so hey eff it lets keep this love story a rollin.

The next week....I signed up for a HALF MARATHON. WHOA, holy commitment right? This is when it all fell apart. I cried more during these training sessions/date nights with you than ever before. 
It was gone, the butterflies were gone, the twinkle in my eye had faded. I was exhausted and tired, I needed a break. Welp it really wasnt such a good idea to take this said break in the middle of our newest relationship endeavor, but I did...and I am sorry, I suck.


The half marathon came and went, I hit no PR but I finished. That let me know that you weren't so bad, and that if I just put effort into the "relationship" I would get out of it what I truly wanted: to be happy and healthy and run fast. 

I took some weeks off after our half marathon, and am back at training on a 5k plan, back to the basics. Sometimes I really can't stand you, but I know now I have gone about our "relationship" all wrong, I wanted to achieve lofty goals but didn't want to put in the work. I know now after learning the hard way that dreams and goals don't work unless you do. Silly me.

Thanks boo, for sticking by me even when I cursed your name and denounced our relationship. Thanks for not kicking me to the curb when I left you hanging on so many of our "date nights". And thanks for always showing me that if I want to achieve something, I can.

You are my soulmate.



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Allieology

Monday, July 14, 2014

Finish The Sentence!

So I have been a slacker lately, surprise surprise. Mainly its my blogging that has taken a huge hit, I am trying to get back on track here and get up to date.
Today I stumbled upon  this link up over at The Other Juliette the Blog Everyday Linkup (I really wish I would have discovered her blog earlier!)  it's almost halfway over but hey whatever I think I will give it a go and try to blog everyday for the rest of JULY! Here we go...

Finish the Sentence

When I open the fridge, I always hope I find...
iced coffee, tons and tons of iced coffee goodness. 

My favorite article of clothing is...
The skirt I am wearing today (surprise surprise) it's so comfy and you can dress it up or down and matches just about everything. Plus it was only $5 last year at H&M, cant beat that!

fav skirt in action!

Last week I was really pissed when...
I cant even remember, I'm sure 100 things pissed me off, but clearly none of them were important enough to remember. Cest la vie! 

One thing nobody understands about me is...
Emotions, one minute I'm happy the next I'm super sad and crying...wow I sound like I might need to get my head checked soon. But no really, Im a super emotional person and sometimes people truly do not get me.

One thing I don't understand is...
Why people can't drive correctly! Biggest pet peeve EVER: terrible drivers, like how hard is it to go the speed limit, obey traffic signs and put on your blinker for cryin out loud...sheeeesh!

The world would be a better place if...
We all owned cuddly puppies.


If I had a million dollars I'd...
Pay off my debt, invest and take all of my family and friends on a beautiful exotic beach vacation.

If I could change one thing about myself, it would be...
My anxiety, it truly is my greatest road block right now...ok lets not get totally serious here.

Something that can always make me happy is...
beer.

Something I'll never blog about is...
politics

If I could go anywhere I would go...
Tahiti

because...

 I mean my god is that even REAL?! I need to be on that boat sunbathing with wine, lots of wine!

If I were an animal I would be a....
hummingbird, because they can fly and are pretty. pretty basic, 5 year old answer right there. 

A job I've always wanted is..
I would say a dancer/choreographer but I have done that and still do. So I would have to say owning my own dance studio.

My idea of a perfect day is...
Spending time with family and friends on a beach far far away, then taking a relaxing boat ride, making fruity drinks, tanning, laughing, reading, swimming and enjoying my family and friends company.

Allieology


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