Saturday, July 26, 2008

Birthday Weekend!

That’s what it has become at this point! Actually, already, it will even be slipping over into next weekend! I take a little time to reflect where I was at this point in my life last year, what I have to show for my life over the year and where I see myself this time next year and what I would like to fill my life with over this coming year! This is like my New Year’s resolution time!

Another year older, another year wiser! This birthday weekend, it’s time to live in the now and share time with friends! That’s my priority!

Investing time with friends has taken priority over any kind of activity of any sort! I haven’t felt like being active since running last Sunday. My bike sits at my front door, with the helmet hanging on the handle bar. A running outfit and all the other gear sits on a chair in my bedroom ready to be thrown on. That’s all they are doing, just sitting there!

I know a good rest is needed at times. I’ve been there before and the rest has always paid off in the long run. My next planned race is the Canmore Rocky Mountain Half Marathon (even though I have not entered yet). It’s six weeks from tomorrow. I am trying to convince myself that taking two weeks off will be O.K. I have a good strong base built up since January, that a two week break should not be much of a detriment. Building back up again, I hope will come easily.

I wonder about my laziness at times! Is it even considered being lazy! Is it lack of motivation! Is it legitimate to feel this way! Am I using my birthday weekend (and extension) as an excuse! Would actually putting my money down on the race get me out the door! Do I want to get out the door! Well, I am getting out the door, just not exercising when I do so! I feel like I am looking for confirmation that what I am experiencing right now is normal and O.K.

For now, it’s time to celebrate with friends, to pamper, to throw caution to the wind, to splurge, to self indulge!


  1. Be kind to yourself and enjoy your birthday weekend.

    Happy Birthday.

  2. Happy Birthday!!! =)

    What happened to your toes????

  3. Big bad nasty blisters on the sides of each big toe from new runners I wore in a half marathon in May. I didn't give them time to heal, and just kept runnin and runnin and runnin like there's no tomorrow!


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