Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Then She Went For A Run

I've been carrying around a lot burdens the past few months. And let me tell ya, they are heavy. Maybe that's why I have put running on the back burner.

I was blah-blah-blahing to my girlfriend recently about the same old blah-blah's that I have been blahing about for the past few months. And she said something to me so simple that it actually took a couple hours for me to absorb. She said, "Why do you care what he thinks about you or your life? He doesn't care what you think about his."

Then I was emailed some random forward, which I usually just delete without reading. But I opened this one and it said something like, "Take care of the people that are good to you and forget about the ones that are not."

Then I was driving in my car and the silly lyrics "just live your life, ain't got time for no haters" came on.

Then It hit me like a ton o' bricks: Just let it go. Really this time.
Then I did.
Then I felt free and amazing and optimistic and relaxed.

Then I went for a run.

40 comments:

chia said...

It's always good to discard a blah blah. Onward to bling bling!

Lucas said...

Congrats on dumping the extra baggage. I'll bet you felt light as a feather on that run!

jeff said...

awesomesauce.

X-Country2 said...

That's so good to hear! I anticipate a GREAT April for you!

Jess said...

Yay for letting go!

kristen said...

good girl! Look at this post often.

D10 said...

Let the weight be lifted.

TinaGirl said...

Sometimes fate (and friends and song lyrics and emails) need to just hit us over the head with a frying pan so we can see what was there all along. Honey glad you are moving on. Now how do I get out that door for a run again?

Chic Runner said...

:) yay! Glad you are feeling better and doing well and yes, immediately we are hanging out once you get your new place!

aron said...

yay for lifting those burdens :)

jen said...

That is great advice and I like that the universe felt the need to beat you over the head with it X3 to make sure you got the message. Sounds like you did. :) Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Oh happy day! Sometimes it just takes a moment like that!!!

AnthonyP said...

Awesome. Way to get past it and get back to running.

Sarah said...

Oh man - good job!! Deep breath :)

leslie said...

Thank goodness you were paying attention. Then again, when you get the same message THREE DIFFERENT TIMES (wow!!!) it's tough to miss. Hooray for moving forward!

SUB6 said...

Print this blog entry out and stick it on your fridge/diary/bedroom wall ...

Carolina John said...

glad you're feeling better. and got a mid-week run in, you weekend warrior you.

Sun Runner said...

Girl, I know exactly how you feel. I've having a terrible few months; my husband and I are getting divorced, he moved out the weekend of the 14th, and it's close to being finalized. The only good thing is that it's amicable and we're not fighting. Still, it's hard to close out an 8-year-long relationship and a marriage. There are some things about it that fucking suck hairy balls. And the only thing that's been keeping me halfway sane is my running. It's been a lifesaver.

I'm feeling so much better now. Things are looking good.

J~Mom said...

Glad you had a time where you could let it go!!

Alisa said...

Nice! Sometimes it just takes one (or two, or three or 10 bazillion) of those days to do it but once you've let it go, it's priceless! They should have that on a VISA commerical!

Yay for a run!

IRJessica said...

Yay yay! Yay for the ah-ha moments in life. I hope your run was good and the next ones are even better.

Christine said...

Its strange how the weirdest things can completely uplift you. I felt seriously depressed until I finally just faced it and wrote a blog about it..and voila! magically better! Keep up the runs girl...its time for you to go to Boston :)

Jogger said...

So good that you came to this conclusion! I've been there, and it is very empowering when you finally "get it".

Good good!

Carly said...

that is some great advice. Stuff you probably already knew, but needed to hear it from a friend.

RunWithMe said...

Man letting go is so hard and also so therapeutic. Good for you.

teacherwoman said...

Isn't running the best?

The Laminator said...

So simple, yet so true. I especially love the last sentence.

RunToFinish said...

amen amen. i hope you are still feeling the good vibes

Michelle said...

Letting go is so great!

I am working on that right now!! I love this post POM!!

Perfect, true and important!!

THANKS!!!

Laurel said...

Seriously, this post gave me chills.

Good call. Good call...

sunshine said...

Glad the burden was lifted! Isn't it weird how things like that happen, randomly?

Hope you're doing well.

Victoria said...

Here's the quote that's been on my fridge for the past few months (It was needed, so it stayed a while...):

"Do everything with a mind that lets go. Do not expect any praise or reward. If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of piece. If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom. Your struggles with the world will have come to an end." (Insight meditation, achaan chah)

So I don't always get there (read: haven't even gotten close) but it's a good reminder.

Hope you had a good run.

Heather said...

freaking awesome dude. so happy for you. :)

Glam said...

Sweet release! Maybe I'll give it a try... So glad you're running again!

We rock. They suck. The end.

x

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Let it really go, Baby. Plenty of people really do care about you and you are fabulous. Those that don't are missing out.

Ali said...

It's funny when that happens like a soft little smack to the head ... then suddenly it's clear.

Pokey said...

Good stuff...glad it finally hit you!

And congrats on your new pad :)

eurydice said...

stuff like that is always so "flip the switch" - you are tormented so badly until one day you realize you haven't thought about it in a couple of days.

Judi said...

it's about fucking time!

xxoo-
judi

KelsNotChels said...

Sorry you've been carrying burdens, but I'm so glad you were able to let it go...

A lot of people have been feeling the stress lately. I think it comes with this time of year. :D

We're all behind you! :D


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