I runfess that I have been extraordinarily cranky this month. This election nonsense hasn't helped either. People, in general, have been just plain nasty. I'm not going to whine about it. I've been working hard to stay positive. Trying to keep my negativity off the blog has helped greatly, but what turned it around was my coach, who called me out on it a few weeks ago. I don't remember what I said, but an offhand comment she made about anger gave me a much-needed attitude adjustment. Shortly after that, I came across this article on the harmful effects of running while angry.
|Because if we don't laugh, we lose...|
Do you remember my meeting with Meb a few weeks ago? The one sponsored by UCAN? At the Chicago Marathon? Well, UCAN contacted me to ask me if I tried the samples they gave me and if I was interested in writing a review for them. I runfess that I am so conflicted about this. I am a Tailwind Trailblazer and I just love my Tailwind. Tailwind has fueled me to my last 3 marathons as well as PRs in some halfs. Tailwind has absolutely been the key to my continued success on the road. I'm not conflicted about trying the UCAN--people who use the product swear by it--but I'm not so sure I want to take it any further than that. Tailwind has never let me down. Why do I have such a hard time saying no?
And speaking of Meb, I've been seeing all these pictures of runners posing with him. Meb is a man of the people and he is everywhere! But I runfess that I'm feeling little pangs of jealousy. Meb, I thought we had something special. The way you greeted me at our meet up, taking my hand in both of yours and looking deep into my eyes as you told me what a pleasure it was meeting me. You told me that if I wanted to feature your book in my book club, you'd "hook me up". After that, I thought that I was the only runner for you...
One of my posts this month, You Might Be a Runportunist, was really popular. As a blogger, I just never know what posts will strike a chord with my readers. I spent a lot of mental energy trying to figure out what I was going to write for that one. The night before it was due to be published, I had nothing. I runfess that I had a couple of glasses of wine with dinner, as I often do, and it must have lit a creative fire in me. I wrote that post in about an hour. I even created all the memes. Hmmm. Maybe I need to compose my posts when I'm liquored up more often....
What are you runfessing this month? Any fellow cranks out there? Has the election gotten on your last nerve? Find any fun bargains? Does wine make you a better writer?
I'm linking up with Marcia at Marcia's Healthy Slice as well as the new Friday Five 2.0 hosted by Lacey and Meranda at Fairytales and Fitness and Rachel at Running on Happy!