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Sunday, August 19, 2007

That Which Doesn't Break Me, Only Makes Me Stronger

Theoretically.

Practically? We'll see.

Anyway, after yesterday's long run debacle, you might be expecting another post about my uncertainties about this dang marathon, but no, I will not give the marathon that kind of satisfaction. Instead, I've resolved to take that fucker down. Downtown. Yeah.

I figure that set backs happen and, really, I ran far -- yes, I fell short of my expected distance and, yes, I felt like said distance was going to be my death, but hey, what else are Saturday mornings for? So, this week is a fresh week; it's a chance to start over and I'm gonna tackle each run with the same diligence as I have for the past several weeks (have you noted how good I've been since my mini-breakdown in July?). And I'm gonna be mindful of my diet, my sleep, and my alcohol intake (oh, how I love thee beer, but sorry, I need to have a fewer of you).

That said, I'm resting today. No running. Instead, I slept in, watched movies with the hubby all day (we watched "Schindler's List" -- husband had never seen it! can you believe it? we actually went to the theater when I was in high school to view it for my world history class -- the entire junior class went on a field trip; anyway, the movie is soooo good, but long -- 3 hours -- and emotionally draining), and now my Jer-Bear (that's my husband, Jerry) is making lasagna for us. Yummy carbs.

Thanks for all the comments on the previous post: You guys are like peas to my carrots! (We go together real good -- so, yeah, we ate at Bubba Gump's last night and I still have lots of "Forrest Gump" sayings in my head, alright? But, hey, we all have a little Forrest in us right? "Run, Forrest run!")

14 comments:

teacherwoman said...

"Run Forest, Run!

Coincidentally, I am watching that movie as I speak! It's on TV.

Way to be optimistic, Jess! This week IS a new week!!

Wes said...

I love those movies :-) And they can definitely be draining! One day at a time... That's the journey we are on for this marathon thingee. I just hope my try training translates well when I start in September!

jkrunning said...

Glad to see your feeling better today. A great attitude will take you far.

Marcy said...

Yeah, you take that b*tch down! You tell him/her (pick your pleasure) who is boss! And once it's down, you kick it in the face just to make sure it stays down LOL. I'm glad to see you have a killer attitude about this whole thing ;D "And that's all I have to say about that" :P

Amy said...

I loved your first paragraph. Everyone reading that was cheering with you! A long run is all relative. 16.5 is not that far off from your goal - I bet you will be amazed how well the next one goes.

Jes said...

I love your your high spirits! You are going to kick that marathon's ass! Your blog keeps me motivated. I'm only up to 8 miles, but I'll one day reach a marathon distance! Keep smiling!

Jes

PS. I haven't seen that movie either... perhaps I should rent it.

J~mom said...

I love your attitude!! You go out and kick it's butt this week!! I know you will!!

BTW, I love my new song, "girlfriend" thanks to your recommendation. ;>)

CollegeGirl said...

Great minds must think alike, because before I read your post I was searching for Forest Gump at the video store today to rent. Haha! And speaking of Forest Gump, here's a little trip down memory lane.

Setting: Me, 2nd grade, hat day at school (wearing one of those Blossom-style hats -you know, folded in the front, giant ass flower glued to your forehead)

(Walking through the playground with my crush)...
Crush: You look really pretty in that hat.
Me: Thanks. You look cool too.
Crush: Like Forest Gump said, "You're my girl."

Haha, not many guys have won my heart like he did.

ws said...

the decision over theory and practice always brings me back to communism for some reason. Marathoning is individual, so I think in practice what doesn't break you will make you stronger. Good luck this week without the beer...and I hope the lasagna was yummy.

L*I*S*A said...

Don't worry...we'll kick the marathon's ass together. :)

Firefly's Running said...

Enjoy the rest day. You know that you can do it.

JustJunebug said...

I watched Forrest Gump this weekend too!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since I have already adopted the name "Forrestina" for myself I deem you "Forrestina the Second"!!

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Heck ya you will kick that marathon's ass! You have a great attitude and it is definitely the right one. It is a new week and one craptacular run does not define you!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Great attitude. Mine was a complete debacle too, and also involves (tear running down my cheek) less beer...