Walk This Way

by Carilyn on June 5, 2012

Trying to get back in the swing of things after a race is always dicey for me because my dual personalities like to fight.  Obsessive Carilyn (OC) wants to get back to work immediately and “get things done,” while Free-Spirit Carilyn (FSC) just wants to enjoy the rest, read a lot of books, cook, and eat cupcakes.

OC:  Get up!  It’s 4:45 and you need to get busy.

FSC:  I don’t want to. This bed is so comfy and I’m tired.  And my feet hurt.  And did I mention I’m tired?

OC:  Who cares!  You have work to do, miles to run, children to raise.

FSC:  The children are asleep.

OC:  But they will be awake soon, so you need to get miles in and work done before they get up!

FSC:  Can’t you just enjoy this time off?  Can’t you ever just chill and smell the roses?

OC:  Only if you plant roses, will I be able to smell them.  And if you don’t get up and get busy, there will be no time to get everything done, much less to plant a garden.

FSC:  You are waaaaaaaay too literal.

OC:  And you are way too lazy.  Now get up!


So I did.  But since I still can’t really run, I went for a walk.  And it was so nice, but it hurt, so I went for a swim.  And that was heaven.  I didn’t do enough to make OC fully satisfied, but she did quiet down long enough for me to enjoy a cup of coffee and some cookies.


How do you get yourself up and moving?


Happy Running!



{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

olga June 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I am all about dual personalities. And I am going for a walk tonight myself, even though I can technically run as well. But I am supposed to recover properly, so I will. Bad enough I did weights this morning.

Carilyn June 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Isn’t funny how we can argue with ourselves!

Char June 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Voices in our heads – they’re a sign of a totally normal person aren’t they? Mine can be totally unreasonable some time and they always demand attention. My name-calling voice (the one that can call me fat or lazy or ugly depending on how mean she’s feeling) seems to get the most attention.

Kent June 6, 2012 at 3:53 am

I argue with myself constantly! Problem is I can never seem to win!

Carilyn June 6, 2012 at 7:58 am

Yes, we all seem to have a “few” of those voices, huh? I’m just trying to make friends with all of mine 🙂

Carilyn June 6, 2012 at 7:58 am

Me either!!!

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