Opposite Day

Or “Opposite (almost) Year”!!!

This blog is supposed to be about running but my life has been the exact opposite the past few months. Hence, the lack of posts. And this flipped magnet.

Oh sure, I’ve been running here and there….I’ve even run a few races….but running’s role as one of my defining characteristics, as the sun at the center of my universe has shifted.

There are many reasons why (don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll write about them sooner or later). Some might even say that running shouldn’t be the center of my life, that it should be my family or career or God. Some might say that taking a break is good, that I’m redefining myself and my priorities in life.

But, the fact is, that running is what has kept me grounded and sane and less than 200 lbs.*. Without it, I’m kind of at a loss…and I’m kind of getting really out of shape.

So, I’m putting it out there to make it official: on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 which is Global Running Day, I am recommitting to Running (and blogging). It is January 25 no longer!

Now I’m off to eat some spaghetti and ice cream…calories don’t count on Opposite Day!

* I am trying to be mindful of fat shaming and don’t want people to think that I am using “200 lbs” to signify that anyone around or over that weight is unhealthy or needs to lose weight. According to my PCP, 200 lbs is not a healthy weight for me when I am not pregnant (actually it wasn’t healthy for me even when I was pregnant, but whatever – I was making a baby!!). My chances of becoming a diabetic who needs medication increases at that weight. I also feel more lethargic and grumpy and depressed, especially as my clothes start to get tight.

Everyone is different though. My “unhealthy weight” may be your “healthy weight” and vice versa. Feeling good about yourself and comfortable in your own skin, no matter your weight or size or body shape, is one message I wholeheartedly support. It’s just a number and that definitely shouldn’t be anyone’s defining characteristic.

2 thoughts on “Opposite Day

  1. Lol. You’re so “pc”! I never once thought it was fat shamming when you are talking about your own weight. People need to stop making things about themselves. Hello! It’s a personal blog. People need to not take things so personal. #endrant

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    • If by “PC” you mean that I am “politely caring”, then you would be correct! I don’t see anything wrong with being thoughtful of other people. As you pointed out, this is my personal blog and because I want to be inclusive, I made that notation at the end. IMHO, blogs are people’s personal opinions, experiences, thoughts that are supposed to provide a different point of view to stimulate other people’s thoughts, opinions. Doing that in a respectful and thoughtful manner is a form of discourse (I think) people have lost the ability to have. In this age where trolls are real, it is more important than ever to be kind.

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