Saturday, August 17, 2013

Out of Control




This week I had an "ah ha" moment. See I'm a little bit of a control freak. Not freak in a bad way, but I just like to be in control of pretty much everything in my life. Yep.
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But over the last couple of days I realized, that I'm not in control of anything and it really is going to be okay. Deep breath. Silly I know. 
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A week ago on my run, I ran right into a hole and rolled my ankle. At first I thought it was no big deal, but the next morning when I woke up, I was in pain. So for several days I did nothing but ice, elevate, and compress. It was the first time over the last eleven weeks of marathon training that I missed a training run. I was super bummed about it because now everything became a waiting game and I had no control. I even thought about going out for my run and just taking it easy. But I realized that would probably do more harm than good. So I waited. And waited. It was worth the wait to miss my training run because so far this week I've ran twice and my ankle/leg feel much better. I'll be taking an easy with tomorrow's long run and no more running in holes for me.

My next "out of control" moment this week was the ever so magical runDisney meet up. Surely you witnessed the madness this week on Twitter and watched it all go down. People obsessively waiting by the computer for the Disney Parks Blog to post about the Disneyland Half Marathon Meet-Up. So I stalked the blog and Twitter (even had the hubby stalking too). I thought for sure this would be the time I finally got in. Well the time came to send "the email." I emailed 2 minutes from the time runDisney tweeted. And unfortunately I was 2 minutes too late. I was bummed. Almost mad. But then I realized something. So I didn't make it into the meet up. Who cares? In less than two weeks time, I will be in California with my husband for the Disneyland Dumbo Double Dare Challenge. It's going to be an awesome racecation with my hubs and amazing runner peeps. That my friends is what's important. There will be plenty more meet ups. Some that I may finally get in to and some that I won't even have a chance at. And it will be okay. 

It's been the craziest week ever and I wish I could have gotten this post done sooner. But like the theme of my post....it was all out of my control. 

8 comments:

  1. I totally get the meetup angst. I really thought it would be Thursday LOL. Granted I am not even GOING to DDD, I just love the fun. TAke a deep breath and relax....its all good.

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    1. It is all good! Helps to put things in perspective. I so wish you were going to DDD!

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  2. As long as I get to meet all you amazing people in person, I'm good :) See you in two weeks!!!

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    1. Amen to that! It's going to be an amazing weekend with such great people! Can't wait!

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  3. AW, I feel your pain. No pun intended. I have been there in both situations. Resting that foot/ankle is the best you can do, and you will still be fine. As for that meetup, princess stalking did me in. I felt the anxieties you all felt waiting for the heads up this week, even though I am not even going to DDD. I look forward to our meet up in the months to come. Enjoy your trip west, and soak it all up! I love Disneyland and know you will too. You will love that Coast to Coast medal too, I cherish mine!

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    1. I can't wait to meet you Maggie! Who knows, maybe we'll both get into the Princess meet up. That would be AWESOME! Looking forward to Disneyland and that Coast to Coast medal. A first for both!

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  4. You're in good company -- I'm a serious control freak too! At least we own it, right?!

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    1. Thanks Adam...I totally own it. Some might think it's a flaw, but for me it just works...LOL

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