Yesterday’s Hill Workout did not go quit as planned, and you know what? That is OK!
I enjoyed a 6.25 mile run (with lots of hills)…. but it was not the killer hill repeat workout that I had originally planned. I actually love hills, so instead, I just casually ran them and enjoyed every second!
And I promised my doctors, you guys, and MYSELF that I would run for enjoyment and not for speed/time/distance! And holding true to that, I had a relaxing run, appreciating the abnormally cool weather and bright blue sky!
Besides, I have to save up my energy for moving today…yowzza!
On to yet another declaration from Me…
Today, I am declaring CRAZINESS AND CARPE DIEM-NESS to be present in my life!!
If you have read a few of my posts before or my About Me section you might know that my sister, Gretchen, and I are very close! We are 2 years apart (she is older) and we were both Kappa Kappa Gammas at Purdue University together! While I actually would have loved to have gone to a smaller school and run on the cross country team… I went to Purdue because she was there, and spending 2 more years with her was absolutely worth it! She is my best friend and always will be!
With that said, she and I are actually very different! Ok, maybe not when you get down to our morals and values in life… those match up…. but the way we currently live life and approach life, is different.
I am a Why? girl where as Gretch is a Why Not? girl.
When opportunities come or decisions present themselves, I immediately start rolling through a list of pro’s and con’s, the consequences of doing one thing over the other, how my life is affected down the road, if it is the right moment for me to do X or if another time is better, will I be tired/hungry/full/uncomfortable/stuck/happy/regretful… you get the idea. I over analyze everything about the decision. Most times, my very last question that I ask is just simply Why?
9 out of 10 times, I back out and say No to whatever decision I was contemplating.
Gretchen, on the other hand… 9 out of 10 times she says Yes! Instead of running through a million and one minor factors that her decisions would cause, she might just consider the main ones of, Is this safe? and Am I jeopardizing my morals? These are obviously the most important questions to consider and the answer is almost always Yes and No. She then will give a little smile, shrug her shoulders and say, Ya, sure. Why Not!?
Gretch knows how to have fun, enjoy life, roll with the punches, give things a try, put her self out there… really she just knows how to Carpe Diem.
I am working on relaxing and become a Why Not? girl. In the last 2 years, I have become a rigid, uptight party-pooper!! You are not 80 years old, Andrea! You are young and vibrant and deserve a fun, active, happy life without feeling the burden and weight of the entire world.
Adding to my list of Mental Health Goals for the upcoming school year (READ THEM HERE!!!) is now becoming more of a Why Not? girl 🙂
Have a great weekend! I hope everyone is getting great weather, where ever you are!
Are you a Why? girl or a Why Not? girl?
What are you doing this weekend!
Favorite meal you had this week?