there aren't enough sit-ups
in the world
to take you back in time.
so i'm working
on embracing the present,
including my present body.
For as long as I can remember [well, maybe not quite that long, but since I was in my late teens] I've heard and read that accepting what we have, where and who we are, how life is – acceptance is the answer. When I got sober I heard it again and again, at nearly every meeting, along with this strange concept of living 'just for today,' with no regrets for what has been.
I know I have to plan the plans, but not the results, and apparently I haven't been living by that precept particularly well or this staying the same weight, week in and week out, wouldn't be so frustrating.
There's always something else to work on. Will we ever be finished?
If you have the Quote of the Day on your Google homepage, here's what you saw yesterday:
Ellen. She cracks me up. A good comedian will take what is, twist it a bit and make us laugh at the truth, instead of whine or moan or bitch about it. Can you study that? If so, sign me up. But I think it takes a special way of looking at the world to be good at it.
Responding to Denise's comment from yesterday's post, here's a pattern for you to knit your own! Missing any other body parts? Let me know ... I can probably find a pattern for it. Heh.
ws left an answer to a recent question: Yes, they will run the half-marathon if it rains. I assumed they would. I remember when Oprah did the Marine Marathon in the rain, and how she fussed about her hair. Good idea to have someone along the way with dry socks and shoes if it's precipitating. Thanks, ws, for that suggestion and for being in my corner, so to speak.
I appreciate all your comments and support. I'm getting very antsy. I told Mr. Shrinking Knitter I'm having trouble sitting still and I can't quite focus on whatever is at hand. It's difficult to sit through the news – well, it's almost always difficult to sit through the news, but for different reasons – but it's also difficult to sit through a baseball game, something I used to have no problem doing.
I did find a movie last night that held my attention [and I made lots of progress on the pink garter-stitch pullover!]. I wouldn't have given Without Limits a second glance had I not started running.
Since I'm way off schedule this week anyway, today is not only not a rest day, it's not even going to be yesterday's scheduled three-mile run. The way the weather is looking this weekend here in the Middle of Nowhere, today is the optimal day to do Saturday's long run. Rain is coming in for the weekend, and even some snow – maybe a lot of it! – is predicted for Sunday.
And so even though I've planned the plan, the result is I'll be running 11 miles today instead of tomorrow. Which means two weeks in a row of a nice, long, restful weekend.
I rather like that result!
One more, before I go:
So it goes.
~ Kurt Vonnegut
~ Kurt Vonnegut
Fifteen days until race day.