Monday, September 8, 2008

Working through It

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." - -Joshua J. Marine

Emotions the Day After

Spent the day angry, frustrated, depressed, grumpy, and generally in a lousy mood. DNFing pretty much sucks even if you believe it was the right decision. Worse is the thing that caused it. In my case, the freakin' knee pain that I don't have a diagnosis for because the medical system is ridiculously slow and unhelpful. Grrrrrrrr!!

Refocussed Energy

I was a woman on a mission at the gym today. Accomplished 3 sets of 45secs plank followed by 10,10, 9 push-ups. Yeah, baby, that's what I'm talkin' 'bout! Also muscled through my arm strength work with higher weights on two of the exercises and survived another session on the foam roller. Ha!

Outta Nowhere

Got something in my inbox from Victoria's Secret online advertising a special on push-up bras. I paused for a moment and wondered why on earth anyone would need a bra specifically for push-ups. Running, sure, but push-ups? Oh wait, now I get it...

And just like that, I've mostly snapped out of my funk. There's joy to be found in every moment. It's just a matter of how you look at things.

26 comments:

  1. Don't worry about, you still got another half mary to kick ass in.

    Hopefully you can get a prognosis on the knee by then..

    Yeah trying to see a doctor takes forever so they can just see you for 10 minutes.

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  2. That is what we all love about you...always making the best of a situation!!! You go girl!

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  3. Oh, do they have a sit-up bra? Because crunches are hard too! LOL, that cracked me up. Shows where your focus is. And glad the blues went away.

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  4. You know, I read that push up bra thing and thought exactly the same! We need a life...hang on, we have one!

    Get well soon

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  5. Oh yea, push up bras! LOL... They don't help you do push ups ;-)

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  6. In time, the frustration of the DNF will fade, and it'll just be one more race experience to draw upon for future training.

    Love your bra confusion!

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  7. Nice job on the push-ups and planks! I cracked up at the push-up bra thing!!

    Glad you're back to yourself again :)

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  8. Hahah cracking up about the push up bra!

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  9. ROFL. Nice workout. Stay positive. Does VS have a plank bra or a crunch bra?

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  10. ROFLMAO! Dang if they really did help with the Push Ups I'd have 2739173189 of them :P

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  11. I love your attitude - it's the best. LOL at push up bra!

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  12. Yup I've had some practice dealing with DNF. It does suck. Glad you are getting your head around it. :-)

    Thanks for reminding me I need a new push up bra too. LOL!

    Way to get back in the action Lisa you are awesome.

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  13. Glad to hear you are feeling better - push up bra - lol....

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  14. :) That was the best thing I heard in a long time!

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  15. Totally LOL at the push up bra. I think I need to get one of those if I'm EVER going to get past week 2 on the challenge...

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  16. Look at that turnaround! Yah. You're back!

    That's funny about the bra! Hilarious!

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  17. ROFL---- Next thing they will have is a plank bra!!! There is a good side to everything. Take care.

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  18. HAHAHAH, you made me laugh out loud about the push up bra! Nice job putting a positive spin to your DNF....take great care of yourself.

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  19. That's funny about the push up bra. :)

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  20. A special bra for push-ups: very cute!
    Just look at all the runners that got a chuckle and a lift out of that!

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  21. A special bra for push-ups: very cute!
    Just look at all the runners that got a chuckle and a lift out of that!

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  22. Thanks for sharing your process with us! Love your focus and attitude. (And seriously, the push up bra thing made me snort!) Peace!

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  23. I think I need a bra for push-ups!!! :-)

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  24. Aww I'm sorry about your knee and DNF. I hope you are making some progress on it by now.

    No wonder I can't do pushups very well. Haven't had the right equipment.

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