Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Things you are "SUPPOSED" to do

Apparently I am bogged down with the things I am "supposed" to do. My life is littered with things I think I need to do or I feel intense guilt or stress if I don't. The worst part is most of these things are just out there-Like things that you have heard-Do _______ because I said so, because it is the right thing to do or it is my responsibility.
Mr. FB is always saying I was told what to do all my life as a child and now I am an adult and I will do what I want. I just cringe. He does things I ask because he loves me but his patience for this is getting thin I think.
Today I was talking about this and the person pointed out that in about 45 minutes I mentioned "supposed to" almost 20 times. So the solution is to come up with a valid reason why I am supposed to do this thing. If I can come up with a reason why I "need" to do this thing then yes I am "supposed" to do it. This is going to be harder than it sounds I think.
I admit I have fallen off the running map in the last 2 months. I have a number for the Falmouth Road Race and it is rotting in the back of my mind. I am not sure I am using it but have been told to try it and so I might. My cousin pointed out that I am giving up a "me" things when aren't I supposed to be doing things for me? Here we go again. I start to feel the stress. I am supposed to be doing things for myself so I guess tomorrow I am going to find time to start running again because I should. See how it happens to me?
No, my plan is to do swimming lessons and pretty much nothing else. Everyday I get up and make breakfast and do some things around the house. I lather on the sunscreen and pack some snacks or a full lunch. I leave my beach chair and the buckets in the car now and we add some clean towels and our beach bag of snacks. Off we go. I sit in the chair chatting with my friends and deflecting whining beach fights for a few hours and then he head home because it is usually time to get dressed for work.
That is it-That is my plan for the next 4 weeks. If I run great - if I don't Oh Well.
I love this idea. If it rains then I may do a deeper house cleaning but don't count on it.


Gia's Spot said...

Sounds like what you are *supposed * to be doing ! **wink** ((envious)))

Melting Mama said...

Work and kids -- that's it. You're not really "required" to do anything else. And you know if you were able to -- you'd be just kids. That's a lot of beach time. :)

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40