Thursday, March 18, 2010
I read something that got me thinking, and I thought: Is there an expectation to blog? Well, that my be the case, but I don't blog often. There are several reasons, but the main reason is that I don't want to put anything out there that I feel would be trivial. If something is on my mind that I think might be relevant, then I will share it. Also, with this being such a public site that anyone can access, I try to protect my identity and privacy. This is also why I won't put a picture of myself up. So, If something comes up that weighs on me, I'll blog. Otherwise, I may not blog for quite some time...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I have no idea where I'm going. Hard to admit. I have a great personal life, but my work life could use an overhaul. Don't get me wrong: a lot of people would love to have my job, I have a good job, with a great company. The problem is, I don't care about what I do. I'm at an age now that I need more than just to meet quotas to feel successful. I need to feel something more. So now what? Am I too old to go back to school? Probably not, but that would mean that I were to know exactly what I want to do. I know that I love being outside, I really enjoy exercising, and I love animals. Not sure what to do with that. Most of the careers that would incorporate those take years and years of schooling. Oh well. I guess I'll figure it out...
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I'm not sure if anyone will read this, but in the hopes that at least one person will, here goes:
Please be careful to look where you are going when driving, even if you are going slow. A couple of weeks ago I was running with a friend. She was on the inside of the road, I was closest to traffic. One might think that my position would be the more dangerous of the two, but not that day. As many people are aware (but for those who are not) you should always run or walk against traffic. We were doing this. However, we were on a street that really isn't very busy. As were were running, an SUV started to pull out of a driveway, turning right. The driver only looked right as we were right in front of the driveway! She didn't see us, and came within centimeters from hitting my friend. The only reason my friend was not hit is that we were paying attention, and got out of the way. Even still, it was a very close call.
The following week we were running again. As we came upon a four way stop, a car approached, and didn't stop! This person was also making a right turn, and I guess thought that since no other cars were there, it was OK to go. Once again, we were running defensively and saw her coming in time to get out of the way, but it gets pretty scary out there when people don't follow basic traffic rules.
There are also many, many times when cars hug corners going fast. I've had to jump out of the way more times than I can remember. Again, very scary. I run with an ID because I just think it's a matter of time before I won't be so lucky.
Please, please, please pay attention when you are driving. All of these experiences have made me if not a better driver, then at least a more cautious driver. It only takes a moment to look both ways, and to slow down, perhaps saving a life. It also would only take a moment to hit a runner, walker or cyclist. Something like that would not only impact the athlete, but the driver as well. Just think of the consequences. Please!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I was watching my morning news show this morning, and someone said: "What do you want Santa to bring you this year?"
I thought about it, and there is really nothing that I want for, which made me think of Thanksgiving, only a couple days away. I am thankful because I have a happy life. Who would have ever thought, based on some of the things that have happened in my life. Most everyone goes through "stuff", but some more than others. I've probably been through more stuff than most of my friends, but in the scheme of things, I could have it soooo much worse.
I'm at a place in my life where I'm in a great relationship with someone who loves me for me. He supports my crazy ideas, and is always nice if his opinion isn't exactly what I want to hear. I am blessed.
Of course I could come up with a wish list, but the things on that just wouldn't be realistic. For instance, I'd love to have a private jet that could take me and my friends to Paris for lunch. Or perhaps a yacht that I could bring my friends and family cruising through the South Pacific on. These things are never going to happen. So for the realistic things - no, there's nothing Santa could bring that would make me any happier than I already am.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I ran today for the first time in about 6 weeks! I'm thrilled to be back out on the roads, but I have to say that "running" is a loose term. First of all, I was really slow - just over a nine minute mile - yikes! And I only went three miles. In the past I always thought that it wasn't worth getting my clothes dirty for anything less than 5 miles. But the distance will come back, and so will the speed. I'm going to try for five in a couple of days, and if that goes well, see if I can get up to seven or eight next weekend. I'm sad that I won't be able to do a 5K next week that I do every year, but I can go and help out.
So glad that this stress fracture seems to have healed!
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