It’s been a while since I’ve runfessed. It’s been a fairly awful week, so I may as well share some thoughts.
For this month’s trip to the runfessional, let’s join up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice…
That running has been a true gift this week. Running is always good for me physically, but this week, it was a gift mentally and emotionally as well. In fact, if I didn’t have other obligations this week, I probably would have just kept on running.
That I did zero strength training this week. I had no energy or motivation to do so. So I didn’t. I do need to start some yoga next week. My hips are tight. But I’ll worry about that on Monday.
That some days I feel so hopeless. There is so much good in the world, but evil finds a way. I tend to be a positive person, but I’m tired of being polite and taking the high road. It’s not changing anything, so why do I try to be the better person?
That I am angry. I spent a lot of time writing letters to politicians this week. Will it do any good? Probably not. But I have to try. We need to do better for our children and vulnerable persons. If we aren’t part of the solution, then we are complicit in the problem. I will not be complicit.
That we have five more days of 8th grade. Honestly, these last few days are filler, and I just want to keep A home. However, he is spending time with friends he might not otherwise see before they all go off on their different journeys, so he will finish the year as planned. I don’t think any of us will miss middle school.
What are you runfessing today?
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It is a very dark time in our country’s history. I am sad and feel quite helpless as well. I wish I knew the answer.
I hate this for all of us.
Yes, I agree it’s been terrible. I’m good at compartmentalizing these things, so I just carry on while knowing that at some point it’s all going to come crashing down. We’re done with school, at least- the last day was yesterday. (weirdly, my daughter liked 7th grade- go figure.)
I hope next week is a better week for you- yes, do some yoga! It might help mentally and physically.
I want school done. It would make me feel just a little better.
Kimberly Hatting says
A tough week for everyone. My heart breaks for all the victims and their families and friends.
It’s just awful
Deborah Brooks says
I can understand your desire to keep your son home. I have hugged mine a few extra times this week just because. It has been a difficult week
A 5th grader in another part of the state was arrested for making threats this weekend. What is happening???
As you can see by my blog post, I feel quite upset too. After spending my weekend down south and being bombarded with political ads featuring candidates toting guns, I am quite shellshocked. I had no idea how lucky I am to live in Illinois. Who would have thought that?
Oh, it’s terrifying here. I can’t imagine what other people think of us.
It was a hard week, and harder still knowing nothing will change anytime soon (but we must not give up!). Seeing the flags at half mast at the school in my neighborhood made me realize that all school children (and their parents) are traumatized.
I get so upset because this is what our kids know: how to run, fight, and hide. It’s awful.
This week was a struggle for sure…I alternate between sadness and anger. Sadly, I don’t see any light at the end of this tunnel anytime soon.
There’s a lot of anger and`defeat. I hate it.
Zenaida Arroyo says
It was an awful week. I struggled to watch the news and still cannot believe it happened. I know what you mean when you ask “so why do I try to be the better person?” My response is that you are the better person. I know it is hard but why stoop down to the level of other people? Sending hugs to you!
I can only imagine how you must be feeling. It’s so unfair. I don’t want to stoop but why won’t they listen???? Ugh.
“We have to try” is so sadly true. Because we can’t wait for the others to (not) act.
Yup. No other choice.