Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NYC Negative

Today I awaited anxiously, along with 93,000 people, to find out if I made it "IN" to the NYC Marathon 2011. Unfortunately, I did not. I was pretty disappointed in the whole process. We were told to tune in at noon... Well, great if you do not have a job! I am finding more and more "mega runners" that do not have jobs. I think I picked the wrong hobby to aim to excel at. ANYWAYS, after their live feed was finished, they started a ROLLING FEED of every name that was chosen. I sat their for all of 30 seconds before I turned it off and got back to work (lunch break was OVER). However, at the end, they did finally post a NAME SEARCH so that you could find out. BJ got in, but I did not. I am soooo happy for her. She is going to rock it. So now, I am left with a few decisions to make. What do I train for now???? Should I plan a fun trip/race? Probably not, because it gets expensive. There is a Rock 'n Roll Marathon in  Savannah GA in November. I am leaning towards the Spacecoast Marathon at the end of November. Is this probably a GOD thing because grad school is so crazy right now? Probably. Am I still disappointed. Absolutely. So what is a girl left to do????? One word. Qualify. Next year, 2012, I am not going through this "AM I IN" business. D.U.M.B.

 Healthy thought for today: Set goals for yourself. Think about what you want to achieve. Do you want to strengthen your relationship with God? Do you want to qualify for a race? Do you want to get a certain job? Do you want to get a certain GRADE? Do you want to go to a certain school? Do you want to lose a certain amount of weight? Claybo always tells me, "The definition of insanity is trying to do the same things over and over again expecting a different result." WOW. Stop staying up until 2am watching mindless TV and then complain the next day that you are tired. Stop saying you want to lose weight as you swing through the McDonalds drive through. Goals should be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely). For example, "I want to look like Jamie Eason," is not a SMART goal. However, "I want to lose one inch in my thighs by the end of August," is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. "I want to spend more time with my husband," is probably not the best goal. "I will set aside Thursdays nights for 6 weeks to play 9 holes of golf," is more targeted. Does that make sense? Next, make a list of things, habits, or chores that get in the way of you accomplishing your goal. PLAN how to attack or avoid each thing. You cannot quit your job. You cannot give your children away. Be realistic. That might mean you have to give up TV. That might mean you have to wake up early to hit the gym. LOVE = SACRIFICE and and HARD WORK = SACRIFICE. Now, stop complaining and go work hard.... sorry, I am a little feisty tonight.

One last thought.... Never go bra less when you run. Thanks.


  1. Hummmm. . . my questions is why would someone want to run without a bra. I say get a sports bras and secure the girls. They will be happier or even better yet perkier if you do. =)

  2. I could never run like that. is the only one for me. :) Love, Terri

  3. Is that Katie Holmes? Reckon waking up on race day, picking out that outfit and saying, "Yep, this is it!"

  4. Fiesty Bethany is okay sometimes. :-) I'm sorry you didn't get in! But I like your thoughts on setting goals. Now tell me, how would one go about taking an inch off their thighs by August?? Lol. Help me Yoda! P.S. Ick on the whole no bra thing...