Monday, January 21, 2013

Whoever said you can't run from your problems...

... simply didn't have the right shoes. 

I know what you're thinking. "Those shoes kick a... lot of things." ;) And you're right. They do. These minimal heel Brooks champions were my birthday present from my parents this year. I got them Saturday and was pretty excited to try them out. Today ended up being one of those days where you just need a long run. Well, more like yesterday was, but it spilled over into this morning, and basically I woke up ready to test out these shoes and just run. After 6.5 miles, I felt better about life and also have a solid crush on my shoes. Who wouldn't feel like a baller wearing those? Look good, run good.

Along the same lines, my mom and I were talking about the therapeutic qualities of running. I often feel like I can't control everything in life that I'd like to. Or even when it comes to things I can control, I often make mistakes and they don't go as I intended. Allow me to tell you, nothing fuels a run like frustration or anxiety. Today I just kept going, running away from things that I don't like. Apparently there was enough to propel me for 3 miles. Not too bad, really. By the time I reached my destination, I felt like I had conquered something, and because I had conquered that, I could conquer the things I had originally run from. And so, the equidistant return was more of an achievement or even an affirmation of my ability to overcome. I came home feeling empowered, and also confident. Thanks Brooks, I love you. And I know you love me too.

Other things that I love include Banana Republic, Costco, and my new car, Legolas.

I didn't know I needed this dress until I saw it, and then immediately knew there was no leaving BR without it. 

The product of my accident over Christmas Break. Meet Legolas- mostly awesome and just a little bit girly. I love him. 

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry. Even in LOTR, Legolas is mostly awesome and just a little bit girly.