6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Be who you are

Every now and then I do a DEEP DIVE self assessment.. This week has been one of those THINKING weeks.. Soooooo since I already told you about our run last night here we go...
I...

-am a Mom who often loses her patience but will always read books with animated voices and be the first to pick our boys up when they cry.

-am so deeply in love with my husband that I am borderline annoying. I want everyone to have what we have.

-like to go to bed early.

-earned an undergrad in Communications and a masters in Organizational Leadership, I remember next to nothing from college.

-have a tendency to forget things if I don't write them down. For EXAMPLE, I should have already posted the results from the August 80 mile CHALLENGE... I hope to do that tomorrow.

-enjoy having my picture taken.

-watch stupid Reality TV shows... Actually I probably watch TOO MUCH TV.

-like to be early. Years of high level sports trained me to be ANAL. Wish that I could be more relaxed but alas, that is ME.. Soooo if we ever go to a race together bring a crossword, we will be early.

-often dream about selling everything, buying a motor home and going off the grid for a few years.

-love wearing new clothes. My closet is full of nothing to wear.

-grew up thinking that I would be a Basketball Coach, got burnt out in college, and had to find a new dream which is still TBD.

-cry at the drop of a hat. Seriously I am a blubbering idiot. I wish I could get the waterworks in check.

-have stretch marks, pimples, and cellulite, people who don't have those NORMAL flaws baffle me.

-would Run 10 miles a day every day if I had the time and my knees could take it.

-worry constantly about my bad knee. Recovering from surgery was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I DON"T want to go back there.

-am confident and proud of who I am but I want to be more, do more and feel like I am reaching my FULL POTENTIAL.

-like to talk about myself... LOL!! Thanks for reading..

HAPPY THURSDAY!!

29 comments:

marathonmaiden said...

i LOVE this post (and you duh :) ) i had a bracelet (that i never take off) that says "be yourself everyone else is already taken" it's by oscar wilde and it's soooooo true.

Jill said...

I love honest answers. That was a fun list!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Going to bed early ... love it! And I am the queen of needing to write things down. Great list!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I think all moms can cop to the first one!

I want that second one!

I dream of bed early.

I write things down.

Until blogging, I really didn't like having my picture taken.

I love "bad" tv.

10 miles a day...have you seen my daily mile??

I'll stop with the flaws. Do you mean there are people who don't have those???

Great post!

TNTcoach Ken said...

I'm noticing a pattern, like to have your picture taken and love to talk about yourself....... Ha, it's all about U! Good post Mom.

Courtney said...

I'm a big crier too! Its just normal for me

Java Joggers said...

I had to laugh about bringing the crossword puzzle to the race -- that's so me! Even if I try to be "late" to something, I'm still almost always the first one there. It's borderline annoying, but it's part of who I am -- along with cellulite and wrinkles :)

Kerrie T. said...

Did you watch ANTM last night????

Mike Russell said...

You need to read up on existentialism. I just finished my first book on it and feel dumber than when I started, but I love the views that it advocates.

track coach and adorable wife said...

I like reading about you, so you can write about you all you want! Ok, did that make sense? I to must join the too much dumb tv club!

And I saw your comment on Stacie's post. We are planning on comming up for the bloggy meet up, past feed Saturday night if we are still invited! Even though it is an HOUR drive! :)

RunKathyRun said...

Love this, thanks for sharing!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

I love who you are!!!!! =)

Denise said...

cute post!! you'll find that dream of yours some day...and when you do, it's the best feeling.

Carly said...

Great post!

Megan said...

I enjoyed reading this, thanks!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Love this. I swear, every time I read one of your posts like this, I am compelled to give you a hug. But that's kind of hard from 3000 miles away ...

kimert said...

I love this post!! i love that you are so real! :)

Katie A. said...

Great post!

I often dream of just picking up and leaving, too! But my ANAL tendencies get in the way! Hahahaha!

I'm pretty much crazy in love with my hubbs too - it's an awesome feeling to be married to you BFF ;)
Have a great Thursday my friend!

Marlene said...

LOL at the last one. Don't all bloggers like to talk about themselves?? ;)

Thanks for sharing!

You...

-are awesome.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Love it. Thanks so much for posting this!!! (I'm uber-anal about being early too, late people make me nervous... but my husband is one of those late people.)

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I love this post! Some of those things are totally me too! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

Michelle said...

Love this post Mel...another reason why I love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

Tricia said...

Love it. Thanks

MomRunningFromCancer said...

Honest and GREAT answers. We learn more about Tall Mom and love it. ;-)

Erika said...

love it...and I love trashy tv and going to bed early, although I hardly ever get there:)

Mary said...

Awesome post, I have been lurking but MIA in comments, nice to be back, you rock Mel!

The Jesse said...

i love this awesome post! i love to go to bed early but rarely do and i too cry all the time! movies, tv shows, sappy commercials, articles in magazines. all the time :)

Zaneta said...

I loved reading this post!! I enjoyed getting to know you a little better and love how you can be so real with everyone including people you really dont know! Thanks for the reminder to be who you are! :D

Megan said...

I dream of going off the grid too. But then I remember the only thing I successfully grew in our garden was cucumbers. And I remember contact lenses. So if I get lasik and learn to farm I might consider it.