Tuesday, November 27, 2012

You win some, you lose some...

...and I think I've been losing a lot lately. I'm not sure why. I was recently told to stop being so hard on myself. Am I really that hard on myself? I don't like to do things half-way, usually. I like to give a 100% and do my best, and usually I do. But here lately I've found myself kind of half$%&ing things, if you know what I mean. And it only slightly bothers me.

So what have I lost and not won lately?

I will go from most recent back, starting with my Thanksgiving turkey.

Oh yes. I messed it up. I stuffed it with lemons and oranges and a few limes as well.  I've done this before and it has turned out delicious. But this year I tried to be fancy and stuffed it with the citrus the day before, allowing it to sit in the fridge and soak up all that flavor. Turns out a turkey that tastes like a lemon, like licking a lemon, is not exactly delicious. FAIL.

Next up is the Raven Rock Rumble 10 Mile Trail Race.  Remember that? Yep. F.A.I.L. It wasn't even close to a win. Talk about being put in your place. That trail showed me who is boss....here's a hint: It's not ME. I know that trail running is very different from road running and I (should) know better than to go out, completely unprepared, and attempt to run 10 miles on a trail. I should have registered for the 5 mile option, since that is what I almost completed anyway. I had a lot of first experiences during this race. I have to say it was fun and I did enjoy it, despite having to call it quits and taking a turn and running past the crowd who was yelling, "Turn here....to the finish! Turn!" and I just replied, "Nah, I'm good!" And kept going...away from the finish and towards the safety of my car.  I wonder what they really thought about that....a runner seemingly coming all the way to the finish just to totally by-pass it. Kind of funny I guess. Either way, this was my second DNF. Ouch. FAIL. Let's just say I need to redeem myself.

Speaking of redeeming myself, I have registered for the Reindeer Fun Run  12k this weekend. A 12k? To redeem myself? What have I done? Oh brother. I just cannot accept the fact that I am no longer in the condition I once was in, where I could hit a double digit run any given time. Not anymore. I'm lucky to make my way through 6 miles. But I did run 6 miles Sunday and another 6 this morning. I should be able to complete the 12k. Keyword: Should.  It mostly likely wont be a PR or a PW (Personal Worst) for that matter. It will be mediocre performance. 

So how many times in the past year have I said I'll get it together? Well this time I hope I mean it. I think I mean it. I mean it right now this very second....I've got to get it together. It feels good to hit the road and I have missed it. 

But I don't want you all to worry that I have gone all Negative Nancy on you. Quite the contrary actually. Like I said, you win some too!  LB, Lazy Dog and I have been having a good time...There has been dancing in the street:

Pouty lips:
 Head squishing...

 And beautiful sunrises!

So not all bad...I'm ready to head into Christmas and the New Year! 


  1. I know what you mean...you win some and you lose some...at least you are doing...and not sitting wishing you had tried...have a great week

  2. I agree with Shannon above. At least you got out there! Much better than the people sitting on the couch. I hope you redeem yourself this weekend!

  3. I know sometimes it feels like you are failing, but as an outsider I think you are just learning.:)) I think you are doing great.

  4. I always tell my students "Thank God we have opportunities to fail! Not only do we learn from our failures, but our successes feel that much better!!!"

  5. You win some, you lose some. You're absolutely right. We wouldn't know what a win was if we didn't know what losing meant. Kinda like need dark to know light kinda thing...and getting in that mommy thing is always a big win in my book..anyways I wish you ALL the very best this weekend!!! I'm just doing a 5k reindeer run :-) probably no PR here either. But it'll be fun!

    1. Ps- I can't tell you how many meals I've goofed up ..especially the ones I tried really hard on lol

  6. The turkey looked amazing by the way.

    You've got it together. You're in a good place.
    And you know what? I've got a feeling that it's only going to keep getting better from here.

    2013 is going to be YOUR year.

    The gravy maker

  7. I'm sorry your turkey didn't turn out. :/ Sounds like it *should* have been really good though!

  8. The title of the post is really true, we win some , we lose some . This is life.


You're pretty much awesome!!


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