Family photo 2013

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Profound Thoughts

Running long distances without an ipod gives the thoughtful individual a great deal of time to sincerely ponder, to heavily consider, to carefully weigh the deep things of this life and beyond....to reflect and emerge a new, changed person with a fuller appreciation and more broad perspective about what is truly important.
These are just a few of my (life altering) thoughts during the race:

....is that a snotcicle hanging off the end my nose?....

...I'm gonna miss my kids....when I drop dead at the finish line...

....we had such a nice life together...

...did I tell them goodbye?...

....how much will Bobby cry?....

....I hope a lot....

....will he remarry?....

....she better be nice....

....not too nice....

....can't have her making me look bad....

....I'll be a (half) marathon martyr...

....has a heroic ring to it...

....speaking of rings...he better not give her my wedding ring....

...the devil himself surely designated this course...

...is that a chunk of my shoe that just fell off? Why yes. Yes it is...was....

...can toenails get bruised?....Yeah, I'm pretty sure...

....my knee is on fire....

....my hip is on fire...

....my foot is on fire...

....my nose is on fire...

....my other knee is on fire...

...my other hip is on fire...

...my other foot is on fire...

...see all that fire?....I knew it!....the devil IS here...

...damn that dastardly devil...

...I'm so thirsty...should I eat the snotcicle?....

...think anyone will notice if I *UNsuspiciously* *nonchalantly* stop to tie my shoe, then turn around right here and skip that whole "3 mile loop" bit?....

...I'm cold...no I'm hot...no I'm cold...no I'm hot....

....$65 for this?....

....I probably could have tortured myself for free....

...will they give me an unsatisfied with the purchase refund?....

...that swag bag better have new body parts in it....

....the faster I go, the faster it will be over....

....YES! I did it!...

....NO! It wasn't worth it!...

....running...racing....marathon people are certifiably NUT CASES!....(no offense)...




☺ Profound.

10 comments:

Lisa Stucky said...

Deeply profound! Glad it was you and not me! ;-)

this is us said...

hilarious!!

Geni said...

Oh, Tisha! I think I thought all those same things. And I cannot even begin to tell you how glad I was that we ran together. I think I would have quit if I was alone. But then again, there was no one to piggy back me off HELL MOUNTAIN! You are awesome and hope you are not still hurting today. THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER FOR BEING MY RUNNING BUDDY!!!

Beckysblog said...

That had me totally cracking up at your expense!

Tisha said...

Geni, without you on that race, my funeral would absolutely be scheduled for tomorrow. ☺ I LOVED having you for a torture buddy!
Still, never again. Never ever ever again.
By the way, you're an excellent nurse too. Thanks so much.

jody said...

um. so funny. so funny. love you.

Holly said...

laughing.
with you.

I trained and I still thought all those same things.
I even cried for one whole mile.
CRIED!

Chris Noelle said...

hunny child, I don't think i've laughed in any of your blog posts like i did just now!

very profound and I agree. never, ever.

I loathe running......

Lindy said...

You. Make. Me. Laugh.
Love your humor.
Love your blogs.
Love that I was at home while you were running the course from hell.

Love that you lived to tell about it.

Louise said...

I loved your thoughts Tisha .... sooooo funny. You definitely would have been attending a funeral had Sandy somehow been able to convince me to give it a try, but it would have been mine :) Sandy is so lucky to have such great friends.

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