Friday, October 19, 2012

Five Things Friday

*This morning as I am driving in to work on the freeway the guy in front of me threw out his bag of fast food trash.  It immediately hit the ground and trash went everywhere!  I don't understand someone who could throw trash out of their car like that!  No pun intended, but how trashy!?

*This weekend is the Florence Friendship Days 5K.  I found out about it last week and have been going back and forth about whether I want to race it or not.  I have raced it for the last 2 years....won it the last two years (Only because it's SUPER small), and PR'd on this course last year with a time of 20:53.  I don't know if I don't want to run it because I feel like a lazy bastard lately..I'm tired, I have a trail run on Sunday....these are the excuses I am coming up with in my head....or am I shying away from it because 5k's suck and I will be disappointed if I don't do better than 20:53.  Sean wants to run Vern's 5K on Saturday morning, so that just might push me towards not doing it.

*Tonight we are going to dinner with some friends from the RUNGT group I run with twice a week.  It's a new restaurant that I have been wanting to try, and after a long week...I am ready for a margarita...or maybe two.  The only thing weighing on my that we don't have a the kids are coming with us.  Which is fine, we can handle it.  But I wish, wish, wish, wish, wish, we had a babysitter.  Not just for this night, but for other night's also.  We don't have family who will babysit around here...and we live so far out in the country that it's hard to find someone who will come out and babysit, especially if we are going to be out late.

*Last night I met up with a friend I haven't seen for the last year.  We went to a place called Pflugerville Lake where they have a walk/run/bike/trail.  We brought the kids in the strollers and walked the 3 mile loop around the lake.  We talked the entire time and pretty much picked up where we left off.  It was a nice afternoon with a breeze, and even though the kids were kind of wild, I had a great time.  I felt thankful to have her as a friend.  And even though we haven't talked for awhile we could still relate and get a long.  She is a super special of those people who are absolutely no BS...she is very real and authentic....any way, just a nice reminder that there are people out there like that.

*This morning I was listening to something on the radio about being appreciative about what you have, because a lot of people have less.  You know sometimes I feel like I am such a wanter....I want more clothes, I want more money, I want a nicer car....I want a nicer house, the list goes on and on and on and on of all the things I want.  And I have a lot!  I have so much to be thankful and appreciative for!  What an a$$hole I am sometimes...upset because I can't afford a pair of Lululemon pants...I mean seriously...I need a reality check sometimes. 

That's it...that's my 5 things for this Friday....
To everyone racing this weekend....good luck, I hope your races go well...
Have a good weekend all!!!


  1. I think Dan is going to do Vern's tomorrow too - however, his plans have a way of falling through so who knows. :) You can always race Jameson 5k instead and go for a PR. There's usually good competition there that will help you push yourself (sometimes with the smaller races you get so far ahead of people and are running alone and it's hard to push yourself).

    Looking forward to dinner! Sorry about not having a babysitter, but if we makes you feel better we always enjoy dinner with Phene and look forward to seeing Josie as well!!

  2. Rain-
    It was really nice getting to see you and everyone yesterday!
    I agree- throwing out trash on the highway is trashy ( and it's ok if it's "punny" cause its true!)
    I also think sometimes I have a huge case of the wants, but I have a lot to be grateful for. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. OH ain't that the truth? This is not just you- this is all of us. That's human. I actually think it's ok to want more- it keeps you striving- as long as "striving" doesn't keep you from living- which well, sometimes it does and I'm guilty there. Not having family around and help with kids is very hard. No one can do it all the time and people who don't have kids just really don't get it- oh they have ideas, but seriously- no. Yes- it is always good to be thankful. And yes- we are all so lucky. I had a good finger on the "lucky" line when I was actively working in nursing. Enjoy your health. But don't worry, it's ok to strive and bitch and want. That's human.

  4. xoxo thanks, hun. Right back at ya! I was thinking about the night we met a couple of days ago. Hehe ;)