Not a limp…it is swagger
Walking without a limp today. Although, I sort of liked the post race limp. Here is a brief dialogue between myself and a co-worker yesterday:
“Andrew, looks like you are limping a little bit.”
“I’m not limping, this is my post race swagger”
And swagger I did. All day.
I was sitting on my couch last night watching the Office on TBS and working on the beautification of my resume. (Now that I have my new MS Office program and I can play with cool new templates) Suddenly I had the urge to go down to the store and get a 6-pack. Afterall, I was in some pain, I was somewhat bored, and I felt like after all of my hard work over the last 11 weeks I deserved a night to sit on my couch and have a few beers.
That’s when I realized….that is how it starts for me EVERY SINGLE TIME. Without fail, I have a few beers on the couch. The following night it is a few beers at Happy Hour. Then it is the weekend I go out and get drunk. The next thing I know I’m back at the Stumble Inn at 1:20 am on a Tuesday, blurry eyed, looking down at a $66 bar tab on dollar beer night. Then I’m walking to work the next day in pain. I get next to zero work done and I’m in a shitty mood. BUT, you know what will make that mood better? A Texan burrito and 4 Corona’s at lunch. So now it is Happy Hour, again, I scrounge together some friends I drink until 10 pm, maybe go to another bar afterwards….get home by 11. Maybe I go to the deli downstairs that has half priced sushi after 10pm. Maybe I don’t. I fall asleep and do it all over again.
THAT IS HOW IT HAPPENS EVERY FUCKING TIME.
So…..back to me sitting on my couch thinking about drinking a 6-pack. I got up, went downstairs, bought 2 Mega Millions tickets with numbers from the half marathon(1-4-14-17-47), bought a Starbucks Mocha ice cream bar and went back to my apartment (sans 6-pack). When I got back home I decided that I need a new goal. As long as I am working toward something I tend not to fall back into destructive behaviors.
What should my new goal be?
I’m going to run the Brooklyn Half Marathon. I’d like to run a full marathon. But running will only get me so far. It is boring to me. I need to come up with something else.
So that got me to thinking….maybe I should plan some sort of exotic adventure? Maybe try my hand at a triathalon? Maybe begin my MMA career? (alright, that most likely will not be happening) Whatever it is, I want it to keep me engaged and motivated.
Suggestions are welcome.