Friday, April 24, 2015

Runfessions for April


It's already that time of the month! Yep, time for Marcia's monthly Runfessions. Feels like I just did one of these, but that was so 5 weeks ago. I have much to confess...it was hard to narrow it down to just 5. But since I want to link up with the Friday 5, even though this isn't their topic for the week, I tried my best. Somehow I had my own theme going with this one. Don't ask. The mind does some strange things when freed from all this guilt weighing it down...

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King of the asanas: Last week, this yogi did something I never do. I'm usually all about being on your own journey, namaste, and MYOB. But a video posted by a page admin of himself going into headstand with the comment that he's adding yoga into his training regimen struck a nerve. I posted a nice (I thought) comment something along the lines of : dude, you don't start mountain climbing by scaling Mt Everest! And getting up into a headstand isn't yoga. IMHO, his post was irresponsible at worst and misinformed at best. I tried to make it nice, but clearly, he didn't appreciate my advice. He deleted my comment. And I deleted him. Out of sight, out of mind. What's wrong with downward facing dog anyways? Really, it offers so many more benefits for the runner than headstand. But what do I know?

From Saving Sarah Marshall. Pardon the swear...
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King of the road: I've started running with my hands loose and middle finger at the ready. Between cars who run me off the road and other runners who don't return my greeting--you can't even nod?, and walkers who hog the path, it's nice to have this passive-aggressive weapon handy. Letting my business finger fly. Discreetly. Makes me feel better. Really, only I know that I'm doing it. Not like this woman.

I hope she feels better...

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King of the castle:  I'm really not cut out for this parenting teenagers thing. As I write this, my son is standing in the kitchen, waiting for me to get up so he can sit down and eat. God forbid that he'd have to sit next to me. Yesterday I asked him what time he was starting work, and he gave me some smartass answer. He may have failed Spanish, but he has become quite fluent in assholian. I've had just about all I can take. I get to go to work after this, and I'm trying not to cry. Will not cry. Maybe I need to use my passive-aggressive technique with him (see above). I did throw his breakfast in the garbage, so there's that.

Pretty much sure my son feels this way.
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King of hearts: I'm secretly crushing on a guy who works at one of the grocery stores that I frequent. It's been a few years, and my feelings haven't faded. He's cute and oh so personable. Every time I talk with him, he makes me feel like I'm 20 years old again. When he waits on another customer, I get a little jealous. I think he might be 29. I'm married. I could be his mother. It would never work. Oh well. I might be old but I'm not dead...And I'm not going to tell you where or what store because he's mine. Hands off.


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King of pain: I've maybe mentioned that I love to sing while I run...but maybe I haven't talked about it in detail. I don't want you to think I'm weird or anything...I don't always sing...but when I do, I'm having a pretty awesome run. I get odd looks from passersby...especially those that can hear me. You know instead of thinking I'm nuts, why don't they ask themselves why they're not out running? Because running is fun. If I'm singing, you can chalk it up to me feeling really good.

Don't believe me, just watch! And try not sing, or at least dance to this one...
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Do you sing while you run? Dance? Have any secret gestures you throw out there? Any crushes? Come on, you know you've got some things to share...

Here's the link to Marcia's Runfessions. If you haven't checked out her blog before, I suggest you head on over! Marcia's one of the first bloggers I followed.





















And the link to the DC trifecta, Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia. Today's theme is top blogs I follow. I couldn't narrow it down to just 5, so I'm glad I've got my own thing happening...but head over and see what people are saying. Maybe we'll all find a few new blogs that we didn't know about!

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  1. O.M.G. :-) I know exactly what (and whom!!) you are talking about. I almost wet myself (there's my confession LOL) If people only knew how much us arm-chair psychologists are analyzing them. I do not have a specialized degree in this field, but I do have a minor in Sociology.....so I know a thing or two about people's behavior. Trust me, it's usually about THEM, not us (my analysis du jour). Thanks for another (actually, five!) laugh(es) :-)

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    1. I had to share it. I knew you'd understand. It still makes me a little mad...

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  2. OMG now I will live in suspense, wondering about your mystery man. I do not employ the business fingers but I may shout (ok maybe under my breath) obscenities at a'holes when I'm out running. You kind of have to. Assholian. I love it! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Haha! Since you live so close by and we go to some of the same stores,....well, I may share it with you next time we lunch. Which we need to do!

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  3. I absolutely sing while I run. It keeps me entertained! I LOVE the part about having the middle finger at the ready. How about all those car honks and cat calls? They definitely get the middle finger from me. One of my biggest pet peeves is runners who won't look at you, say hi, or give a wave. Really?

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    1. I don't get a lot of car honks anymore. One definite plus of getting older!

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  4. I try and sing when I run but I suspect anyone around me that can hear it would call it something different indeed!

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  5. Fun post. I re-read the yoga section to try to understand the frustration. There is nothing wrong with inversions for runners or anyone that can safely work their way into them. Was the issue that he was doing it improperly or suggesting that you had to include inversions in order to get the benefits of yoga?

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    1. I just think that a self proclaimed beginner should start with beginner poses. That is all.

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  6. Ohhh, I need to see a pic of this mystery man, we can all use a little eye candy :)

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    1. It's a total package kind of thing, cuteness, muscular build, and personality all built in to one guy...ahhhh...

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  7. Haha! Thanks for the laugh today. My son is only 7 but I am already not looking forward to the teenage years.

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    1. I never dreamed it would be like this. I don't know why, it's not like I was pleasant at age 17...altho my mom has forgotten that.

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  8. My husband loves to sing while he's out running; an old lady yelled at him the other day and said "no singing on the trail!" He just looked at her, smiled, and waved. I said, "good for you," because I think that's just ridiculous. He's obviously much nicer and more courteous than I am; I'm pretty sure my response would have been something along the lines of this gal in the picture above. :) Hope your day gets better, Wendy. You can send those boys to Arkansas; we'll get them straightened out for you - hahaha! A little hog-tying never hurt anyone, right?

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    1. I may have to take you up on that hog-tying thing...lol! He wouldn't know what hit him! Hard work?

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  9. This is absolutely fantastic!!! Loving you even more! Sometimes when we just see snapshots of others lives it's hard to really feel like you know that person. Love the emotion here! 😜

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    1. Oh, I have to repress so much between work and home. It all just came out in this post!

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  10. I taught teenagers for 10 years and often thought "how do parents do this EVERY day". Just think "this too shall pass". Hang in there friend!

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    1. I keep thinking that...it will be bittersweet, because I hate that we are losing time being angry at each other...

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  11. Love this! All of your runfessions are so relateable! I totally get the grocery store guy thing, too. There used to be this little family-owned grocery store near my parents place, and I thought one of the guys who worked the deli counter was really cute. I was single at the time, so realistically something could have happened. But I was just too shy to take any action!

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  12. I have gotten to where I just love reading your posts and it is beginning to be a favorite of mine! Exactly what I needed this morning! I am smiling #1 because of the pictures of my crush, Jax right in the middle and.....did I just admit that out loud?? I'm so glad my husband doesn't read these things Ha.! While I have not one but two teenage girls and one of them is a step-daughter that was raised very differently than I raised mine, challenging would not even touch it! I cling to the saying blink and they are grown up..... I'm blinking damn-it I'm BLINKING!!!!! ;) ;) ;)

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    1. Oh, I know...if my husband read my blog....but he has no interest, so I'm safe here! It's just me and you...:)

      Blinking!

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  13. Oh my goodness Wendy you go IN on this post. The middle finger really? LOLOL! I don't do that - I am just irritated in my head when there are walkers hogging the road. Uptown Funk is my son's favorite song hands down!!!!! This is a funny post.

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    1. Oh, hell yeah Diatta! This is my monthly chance to let it all out! LOL....

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  14. I sing AND dance when I run. I think Cynthia (yousignedupforwhat?) has a photo from the Baltimore Half last year where I'm dancing at the starting line. I have no shame. :) I just had to laugh at what you said up there about middle finger girl...I hope she feels better too hahaha!

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  15. I'll have to check out Marcia's Runfessions linkup sometime! It sounds fun.

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  16. Bahahaha. My 5 year old grandson sings Uptown Funk...and yes it sounds like the middle finger phrase you mention above. Hilarious. I do bust out in song occasionally on a run but there's nobody around to hear. Darn. I love what Tricia said...I'M BLINKING. BLINK WENDY, BLINK.

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  17. Runners who don't acknowledge other runners in some way is such a pet peeve of mine! I haven't gone the way of the middle finger...yet! Oh and I've definitely been known to bust out a song while running - the benefit of running early is there's no one to hear me :)

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    1. I think that no one can hear me, and all of a sudden, there's a dog walker...LOL

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  18. I don't sing, but I do laugh out loud when I listen to funny podcasts. People probably think I'm crazy haha

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    1. Well, I think people think all runners are crazy, so what's the difference if we're singing or laughing, right? LOL

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  19. I'm not sure I could be friends with someone who doesn't sing while running :)

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  20. I sing and dance while I run. Wait...that's not normal?

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  21. hahaha i sing in my head. very rarely out loud. but that's awesome!

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  22. Ok...I think I should find a person at the grocery store to have a crush on and flirt with....I detest grocery shopping, but this idea could make that task a little more enjoyable!

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  23. I have caught my self singing out loud on the TM. I always try to act like I am coughing. I just zone out and listen to music when I TM it.
    I haven't polished up my finger, but I do have moments when cars cut too close to me for no reason at all, where I see myself jumping up and down on the hood of the vehicle like a deranged person. lol

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    1. I do both...sing on the mill and outside. Only on the mill if I'm home alone. I have enough issues with the teenagers at my house...

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  24. Not seeing my earlier comment here, so I'll try again! I have been caught singing a couple of times while running and believe me.....my singing is NOT something people want to hear! I love this post!

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    1. Oh, trust me, me either, but sometimes I can't help myself!

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  25. Lol...I've definitely caught myself singing on runs :) I try to keep the volume low though but I might not always be successful!

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    1. I'm so glad to learn that there are so many of us who sing while we run!

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  26. I absolutely, positively sing while I run! Don't believe me just watch ;) and your grocery store story cracks me up!

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  27. I love this post so much, I had to read it again! :)

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    1. Awww..thanks! I had fun writing it. These runfessions are always my favorite posts! I get to let my hair down!

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  28. This post just made my day! I have a long list of chores to do: laundry, dishes, gardening, finding time for the gym, meal prepping, the list goes on. I especially liked the part about having your trigger finger ready for the rude people you know you will come across on your run LOL. I wish there was something like this for the gym, because unfortunately if I flick them off I'm stuck in the same building with them for the remainder of my workout :(

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    1. I pulled out the trigger finger this morning after a jerk wouldn't move over on the path. He was running right down the middle. Ugh. As if I wasn't having a tough enough run... LOL! Thanks for the read!

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  29. Oh wow, I wonder if that woman knew that she was being photographed? She had to if it was at a race, right?

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    1. Who knows? But that photog hit the jackpot on this one, didn't he? LOL

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  30. I feel like flipping the bird to a lot of people, sometimes when I rn and sometimes ust n my normal day, but I am pretty sure I would get shot but someone if I did it as much as I liked overtly so I just do it i my head. I like your descreet way too, I may have to try that!

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    1. I flashed it today, to a jerk who was running down the middle of the path (on the yellow line) and wouldn't move over. Seriously!

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  31. I sing when I run as well (Bruno always does a good job accompanying me) - also in the car :)

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    1. It's all good! Today's run was tough but there was singing! And middle fingering.

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  32. This entire post is hilarious! If I'm singing it's a great day :)

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    1. Even on my tough run yesterday I did some singing!

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  33. "I may be married but I'm not dead" LOVE IT.

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