Monday, November 9, 2009

New Dress, New Attitude?

We're leaving for San Antonio on Friday. Leaving for the race I will not run. Leaving for the Boston qualifier marathon in which I will not BQ. In all honesty, I kind of wish we were not going. I thought by this point I would be at peace with not running the race and would feel inspired to cheer on Ken and Julie. While I am happy to be there with/for them, I am not at peace with not running. In fact I am at war with not running. I need to try to change my attitude.

To do so, I bought a new party dress. My stress fracture already feels better. I am so popular that I have two Christmas parties to attend. One with my husband. One with my friend who is getting divorced and didn't want to go alone. Okay, that doesn't qualify me as popular, but I'm trying.


The party dress is not too unlike my new running dress that I wore when I injured myself. I don't think it was the dresses' fault, however.


I wonder if I could run in my new party dress. Or party in my new running dress. It would look cute with thigh high boots I'm sure (better than those slippers).

Today I did my 20 minutes on the treadmill for a total of 16 minutes of walking and 4 minutes of running. I felt I should wear a sign telling everyone that it's not that I get tired after one minute but that I am injured. What an ego I have. Why do I even care? I think it is more about me telling myself that I could run further if I wanted. But instead I am making a choice to take care of myself.

Yes, yes I know. Baby steps. I bet a baby could run more than four minutes. I'm just saying.

I leave you with this video of my son jamming to AC/DC at his drum concert this weekend. Has nothing to do with running, but it makes me smile.



22 comments:

  1. Hope you have fun on the trip. Not racing will be hard, but you are a good friend for supporting.

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  2. LOVE the party dress (and the running dress), but am currently drawn like a crow to the shiny thing. That will look great on you. (Sorry about the race this weekend...it is hard to be on the sidelines. Good for you for taking care of yourself.)

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  3. Love BOTH dresses! I know you will enjoy being a supporter at the race. You'll be back to running in no time and then they can be there for YOU! ;-)

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  4. Boo for not being able to race, but it's awesome you are supporting your husband. Maybe you should wear your new dress to the course? :) It's stunning!

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  5. I completely understand about the video. My 4 year is into his guitar, very funny since I don;t play and my husband is rusty! V cute video!

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  6. I don't blame you for not being at peace with not running, I haven't been able to run for about 6 months and I'm still not at peace with it- and you had a lot more to look forward to.

    I love the new dress though, where is it from?

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  7. Love the dress, and one day at a time :)

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  8. LOVE the dress! I think I'd want to wear a sign on the treadmill, too. Hopefully, a few months from now, you'll be well on your way to training for a new BQ race! Try to have fun in SA. At least drink a margarita...or 2 or 10. :-)

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  9. Cute party AND running dress! Keep at it slowly, you're almost back completely!!

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  10. I can't blame you for not being 100% okay with not running this race - you had trained & had great hopes for it.

    Love that dress!

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  11. That's a great dress girl. Really like it. I would hate to be there too, but you are a good friend/wife for supporting them. I'll be up drinking beer next Sunday, so when you are drowning your sorrows, think of me, cuz I'll be doing the same.
    And yes, I would totally feel the same way that you do on the treadmill. A fat girl on a mtn bike passed me going uphill on the trail on my weekend bike ride and I felt like yelling out a disclaimer too! What is wrong with us?
    That's crazy that we were at the same show! Wish I would have known; we could have had a drink at the bar!

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  12. I'm sorry you cant run! Such a bummer! I would not be happy either. As hard as it may be, try and stay positive. You will run again and you WILL get your BQ! Your AWESOME!!

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  13. Where is your new dress from? I love it!

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  14. Love the dresses! I put a towel over the display when I am on the treadmill as I know I am slower than everyone else. That's my vanity I guess.

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  15. Make the best of the trip that you can. Will you have the opportunity to wear your new party dress? That would help cheer you up for sure!! Remember, you will get your BQ (just not this weekend)!

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  16. oh the runners ego is the worst! Sunday I was doing recovery from my 20 saturday and going slow and not far, but I wanted to tell that to the guy next to me...dude I can totally out run you. seriously our egos are silly

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  17. Cute dress! My first thought was 'that looks like the running dress'! YAY for two parties to go to.

    Look on the bright side - you can get drunk and eat greasy food in SA while they have to drink water and eat HEALTHY!

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  18. You poor thing! I love the dress, although I know it doesn't make up for not running.

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  19. Cool video. I agree with Marlene. Eat and drink whatever you want. treat it like a vacation. YOur time will come.

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  20. Love the dress! You are one hot mamma!
    And I don't blame you for not being 100% at peace with not running - I wouldn't be either. Go ahead a sulk for a few more days, then shut up and cheer!
    And you are popular BTW, just look at all these great comments! Plus, I wouldn't take you to my xmas party, I don't even want to go myself, it would be cruel and unusual punishment to make someone else go! :)

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  21. I'm currently injured also, resigning myself to biking ridiculous amounts of miles that equal nothing compared to running (in my book anyhow). Last night at the gym, while barely breaking a sweat on the stationary bike, I found myself comparing myself to the runners..."that's all you got?!?" That's all the longer you can last? Glad to see it's not my confidence that is injured. :p

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  22. The Houston Marathon was a mere two weeks after my injury and I was pissed not to be running in it. But once I started cheering for people, I felt much better.

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