Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday Ramblings



I have some very important news to share, friends.

Yesterday afternoon, I drove home from work,
with my entire Thursday evening wide open.
Roomie was working late, V Dizzle is still in Vegas,
and I had a date with the couch and Friends.

But something happened.
Something I can't quite explain.
I got home, took off my shoes {Asian household, remember?},
then went and turned the TV on to get Friends started {very exciting life I lead, I know}.
Then a feeling came over me.
A feeling I'm not used to.
I had an urge to go for a run.
I know. It shocked me too.
But I figured this feeling comes around about once every 3 years, 
so I should go with it lest it disappear forever.

Now, you may be thinking, 
"But Michelle, you're always running these days. You're training for a marathon, stupid."
And I'd say, "You're right. I am."
But Thursdays, oh those glorious Thursdays, are the days in which I do not have to run.
The training schedule calls for Thursdays to be a "Cross Training" day.
Which, as I mentioned earlier, usually means sitting on the couch, exercising my eyes.

So you see, I did this run out of my own free will.
I did this run without V Dizzle pushing me onward and battling my excuses not to run.
This was all me. 
And I'm proud of those 4.53 miles I ran.
Maybe it wasn't very far, but coming from someone who, for lack of a better word, despises running,
I think this was a step forward.

Plus, if I never got out of the house, then I never could have enjoyed this view:


Annnnddddd, I also wouldn't have been able to fully enjoy 
the THREE Fudgsicles I consumed in one sitting.
So you see?
Gut feelings are good.
You should go with them, because you'll probably feel a lot better afterwards.

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Happy Friday!!!
If any of you had a week like mine, I'm sure this day is highly welcomed with arms wide open!

XOXO

17 comments:

  1. An awesome accomplishment! I've always hated running so I admire you for going with your gut on this one... and training for a marathon to begin with!

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  2. YUUUP that's right! I did the same thing yesterday.. I did an hour work out only to have me some hot wings for dinner!!

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  3. i used to love those feelings. then i would roll over on the couch and fall asleep. good work friend.

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  4. Sooo proud of you :) LOVE that view! And you'd better believe those fudgsicles will be making their way into my grocery cart!

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  5. Slowly but surely running is going to suck you in for life. hahaha

    (I'm in the phase where that Friends episode/couch sounds GLORIOUS!)

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  6. Go you! That's awesome! I totally agree that those feelings don't come very often, so gotta run with them. Literally.

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  7. Why can't I have your motivationnnnnnn? That urge has never struck me in my life. Maybe I need to run once or twice before it ever will....good job girl!

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  8. WOO! Soon running will be second nature. You won't know what to do with yourself without it. But Friends will always sound good...

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  9. Isent it super weird that you get that feeling just to run?!?!?! I got that same feeling I think your body wanting to get out there and move. Glad you did it because that view is Killa!! hope you have a great weekend love!

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  10. why do those fudgesicles look sooo good? Good call on those! And good for you and your self motivation, i get that sometimes, but don't do anything quick enough and then it passes...alas, rachel and ross

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  11. wow! good for you! BEAUTIFUL view! great shot! happy easter!

    xx Kelly

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  12. 5 miles on will power alone? Dang. You're gonna win that marathon! And I can't believe you got up while an episode of Friends was on. I can't take my eyes off that show!

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  13. As someone who is at the beginning of training for a 5K I am SUPER impressed! I hate running too, but love the feeling I get after I'm done. You go girl!

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  14. Good for you! That is such a great feeling, and that is awesome that you got up and went running on your off day. New levels of awesomeness :) Umm those fudgesicles look awesome, by the way - we don't have them here on the island, but I wish we did!

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  15. I love you. You're funny. End of story.

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