Wednesday, July 31, 2013

One Day at a Time

One of my favorite movie quotes is...
 "I am so tired by the way you people talk. You know, I mean, "one day at a time." What is that? I mean, like two, three days at a time is an option?"-28 Days

The last day and a half have been really hard, a lot going on and my emotions have been running high. After talking to a few different people about things, thinking things through, and allowing myself time to process things....I'm in a much better place. I'm grateful to have people I can turn to when I'm feeling that way, and also grateful for the changes I have made in myself in the past year and a half that have allowed me to handle things in much healthier and productive ways.

"You gotta fight like hell to make sure you're still alive, because you are. And that pain you feel? That's life. The confusion and fear? That's there to remind you that somewhere out there is something better, and that something is worth fighting for"-OTH

Nothing is perfect- not every day will be good and not everything will work out the way we plan. But there is no sense in worrying about what could happen...take it one day at a time. I'm one of the most impatient people to ever walk this planet, and have no issues admitting this. I know things are going to get better and I know that I need to just go with this. I have a man by my side who I love more than words could say, we get to spend the rest of our lives by each others side and I couldn't ask for anything more. I have friends who I can call at any time, who make me feel like they are right there with me even if they are miles and miles away. I have family who will love and support me no matter what. I have a job that pays the bills, allows me to pay for races, save for a wedding, fund my Saucony habit, and everything else. I have more than most and I often take that for granted.

I owe it to the people in my life to work on this patience thing, this "one day at a time" theory. I also owe it to myself to work on it, I owe it to myself to be patient and understanding of my own shortcomings as well as others.

This is true of life in general and seeing as this is a "semi-running-blog", I'll tell you this is also true of training. One day at a time, or a week at a time. No sense in worrying about the long miles you need to run a few weeks from now, or that hard workout you aren't sure you can handle. Take each run and workout as it comes- one day at a time. One of the reasons I don't do cookie cutter training plans is because life happens, you can't plan every moment out for the next few months it just wont happen. You gotta play the cards as they are dealt and sometimes that means just paying attention to what is in your hands and not what "could" be dealt.

Now that I have officially gone off on movie tangent, old HS show tangent, and poker tangent...I should just be done.

What about you, are you a patient person?

What do you think about "One day at a time"?


  1. I am the most impatient person, it's not even funny. Thankfully, my husband is patient so we balance each other out. Ha ha.

    I wrote out my training plan but I am always switching runs/day around, because like you said, life happens. I'm trying not to stress about it and just breathe.

  2. I'm very impatient and like having plans and when those don't go right i get all uptight upset and freak out. Then the bad habits come back to cope and deal.

    I like the one day at a time theory and really should give it a try and not worry about what may or may not happen x amount of days from now.

  3. Patience is something the good Lord did NOT bless me with

  4. I practice patience every day.

    Love that first quote:)

  5. My first stress fracture taught me (albeit, begrudgingly) to have more patience. This go around I have been better about keeping busy with other things and not dwell. It can always be worse, so you just have to take it one day at a time. Sending positive thoughts your way!

  6. You forgot a quote...

    "All we need is just a little patience" - Axl Rose

    I would have to say that I am the patient one in the family, and as much as I do like to plan things out, I also love living in the moment and taking life as it comes at me.

  7. So I realized last night my comment had been stuck on the captcha thing and never submitted. Anyways-

    I know you will make it through this rough patch (and have already made a ton of strides to do so). You always have me to chat too and I really think this post is so beneficial for anyone to read. We all go through those cycles.

  8. Hugs Laura! I definitely agree that we should take life one day at a time. But do I listen to that always? No! I'm a planner and a worrier and often times I worry about things that haven't even happened yet! Thanks for bringing me back to the present with this post! :-)

  9. I have a hard time not worrying about the future and tend to get myself anxious about thinking about things long term. It's so important you realize you need to take training step by step and work on being patient. Really, most people wouldn't even realize it and drive themselves CRAZY. You've trained before and you need to trust YOURSELF. It's hard for a lot of us, but it's just a chance we all have to take through life.


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