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Excuse me, Obesity? Could I have a word with you please?

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Excuse me, Obesity? Could I have a word with you please? Thanks.

As you probably know, I've had some issues with my tendonitis flaring up since my last run. I've been bewildered by the feelings of frustration and anger that have been rising up inside of me.

Why am I angry? Good question. I'm so glad you asked because I've been dying to say this for a couple days now.

I'm so angry at you, Obesity. I loathe you. I detest you. I'm angry that you have a stronghold in our country and in our world. I'm angry that I had so little respect for myself that I let you into my life and allowed you to take control. I'm angry that you are not being labeled correctly by our media as a disease. I hate that you are a killer. I truly believe you are linked to cancer. And I hate that cancer has hurt so many loved ones.

See, I don't just hate the physical effect that you bring (like my ankle issues or heart problems or diabetes, which destroys so many lives). I hate the emotional baggage you bring. I hate that you make us hate ourselves. I hate that we feel powerless against you. I hate that you bring hopelessness. You are evil.

You have tried to destroy me. And I finally woke up and decided that enough was enough. But you wouldn't just slide away quietly into the night. You had to have your vengeance and inflict injury upon me. You knew my sweet, little tiny ankle bone couldn't handle over 600 lbs of pressure while running. Thanks for the souvenir.

But, here's the deal. This is what's going to happen. I have two races to get through between now and October 20th. I am going to train cautiously and intelligently, using bike and swim to build my endurance if necessary. I'm not going to expect fast times or PRs on the next two races. I'm going to take it easy and finish, no matter how slow I am. I will no longer be a slave to you and give into fear and quit just because you're hanging around.

What's more...after these races are over, I have an entire winter to lose weight, heal, crosstrain and pretty much get you out of my life forever. And that is what I plan to do. So...you can flail around and give me your best shot for the next little while...but, rest assured, you are leaving soon. And I won't ever see you again once you're gone.

Even better...after you are gone from my life, I will make it one of my life's passions to drive you from every dear friend or family member's life that I come in contact with. I plan to do everything I can to disarm you and pretty much annihilate the fear and hopelessness that you spread over your victims.

You are going to be so sorry you messed with me.
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SURPLUS 9/15/2012 11:22AM

    Tendonitis and ankle problems. Ice has got to be your best friend! I understand about your races. I've been there a couple of times.

You are very inspirational. Thanks for the subtly humorous and truthful blog. Happy running!

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JANEMARIE77 9/15/2012 11:17AM

    you can do it but remember others can only do it if and when they choose you can't do it for them

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GODSBEST 9/15/2012 11:16AM

    Great blog - obesity will be sorry it ever messed with you !

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COCK-ROBIN 9/15/2012 10:38AM

    An amazing blog! I never thought of talking to obesity that way, but it's great! Very creative.

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COCK-ROBIN 9/15/2012 10:38AM

    An amazing blog! I never thought of talking to obesity that way, but it's great! Very creative.

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EBURGITE 9/15/2012 10:23AM

    emoticon

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FORBANDE 9/15/2012 10:01AM

    Say a few things for me too. Obesity is the most evil, manipulative and tragic thing.

Thanks for another wonderful blog. Your honesty and passion is contagious and inspiring.


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SMILINGEYES88 9/15/2012 10:00AM

    This is awesome!


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NURSENANCY11 9/15/2012 9:52AM

  very good description of feelings and emotions that go with being overweight. good luck on your journey.

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DRAK416 9/15/2012 9:46AM

  Another Nicely written blog Congrats

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CHHAAR 9/15/2012 9:21AM

    Acupuncture works to heal tendenitis.. It fixed mine. Just make sure you get a licensed acupuncturist. emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 9/15/2012 9:02AM

    Agree. By the way, you can do it. You are my inspiration when I walk/jog to push a little hard, go a little farther.

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ZOLDOS11 9/15/2012 8:59AM

    Keep going, you can do it!!!!!! emoticon

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FATBASTICH 9/15/2012 8:44AM

    Great attitude!

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GARDENCHRIS 9/15/2012 8:09AM

    emoticon

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SRBSRB26 9/15/2012 8:03AM

    Well said!

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BEECHNUT13 9/15/2012 8:03AM

    Awww... good luck with your ankle. That sucks. Be careful and don't give up!

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MUSOLF6 9/15/2012 7:59AM

    emoticon emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 9/15/2012 7:30AM

  You go girl emoticon

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BRASKIN 9/15/2012 7:20AM

  You are amazing! emoticon

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LTRUM71 9/15/2012 7:03AM

    ::STANDING OVATION:: Amazing blog.
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MELISSADALE 9/15/2012 6:21AM

    This is one of the best most heartfelt blogs I have ever read. You really nailed it. Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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THETROUT 9/15/2012 5:29AM

    Great resolve. I'm struggling with tendonitus also.

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LORELLELAURA 9/15/2012 5:18AM

    wow, tearing a little because thats how I feel about it too

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THEIS58 9/15/2012 5:01AM

    Well said!

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BLOOMING52 9/15/2012 3:48AM

    Awesome!

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GOSPARK45 9/15/2012 3:07AM

    emoticon you tell that ole obesity where to go! Now go out and
conquer!
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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 9/15/2012 2:27AM

    WOW! AWESOME! I can really feel the anger...and totally identify with it! Good luck in your races! -Jody emoticon

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KRYSTALLA 9/14/2012 11:58PM

    Great blog, way to go telling that obesity off. You rock!

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MISSLISA1973 9/14/2012 11:31PM

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LIVEDAILY 9/14/2012 10:59PM

    emoticon
That's right...kick that Obesity demon right back where he belongs!!
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LINDAK25 9/14/2012 10:52PM

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RUNNERRACHEL 9/14/2012 10:19PM

    emoticon well said!

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OPTIMIST1948 9/14/2012 9:20PM

    Spunky!

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GIGGLEBOXGIRL 9/14/2012 8:57PM

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FALLNTENN 9/14/2012 8:54PM

    You are fierce! Obesity doesn't stand a chance. emoticon

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KIPPER15 9/14/2012 8:32PM

    Great blog emoticon

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MOM-MOM8 9/14/2012 8:24PM

    emoticon emoticon Very well said!

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GOING-STRONG 9/14/2012 8:18PM

    Love Love Love this! Spark on!
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REGILIEH 9/14/2012 8:05PM

    FANTASTIC!!!!!

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JUNEAU2010 9/14/2012 7:35PM

    Very well said! Rock on!

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IMSOOZEEQ 9/14/2012 6:23PM

    Well said! I love you blog! Obesity, buh bye!!!

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SNEVIL1 9/14/2012 6:17PM

    I love ur blogs:)

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HEALTHY4HIM 9/14/2012 6:03PM

    Girlfriend... you. are. awesome.
I'm with you!
Keep fighting the good fight, my friend... I KNOW you'll get through this!

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CINDHOLM 9/14/2012 5:49PM

    emoticon

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STEPHANIE1204 9/14/2012 5:14PM

  Great, motivating blog! emoticon

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EWEINHISPASTURE 9/14/2012 4:39PM

    Love this!!!

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JIM12490 9/14/2012 4:39PM

    I love your attitude and your writing. Keep it up.

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AUSFAM 9/14/2012 4:38PM

    Love your blog--it's sometimes the only thing that keeps me on track during the day. Your passion is contagious! THANK YOU!

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GUITARWOMAN 9/14/2012 4:30PM

    Great blog, and great vision!

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