Monday, March 17, 2008

In which Chorus Resigns Herself.

The Jogging Experiment is over.


Because I hate it.

When I made THE decision, about a lap and a half in on Monday at lunch, I was reminiscent of a recent conversation I had with my brother and his wife about the maturation process that involves recognizing the things that we aren't good at or can't do, because our obsession that we must be good at everything distracts us from enjoying the things that we ARE good at or that we CAN do. I find this process of recognizing and accepting my flaws to be immensely gratifying, and it doesn't mean that I try any less hard to be a good person and a well-rounded person, but it's a nice feeling to give onself a break now and again.

So I'm not a runner.
And I'm not much of a crafter.
I don't ski.
I can't watch scary or gross movies.
I can't eat mussels.
The inside of my car is almost always a little bit messy.
I can't say no to candy.
I don't wash my makeup off at the end of the day.
And there are many, many more...

And I'm ok with almost ALL OF IT!

How about you?


Towanda said...

life's too short to do stuff you hate...

Stealthy Dachshund said...

Come be a cyclist.
It's funner and faster

Crimson Rambler said...

mussels? and what, pray tell, is your objection to harmless innocent mussels? TSCHA! ;-)

Episcopollyanna said...

I could not agree more with the comment that life's too short to do stuff you hate!

Mary Beth said...

I like the idea of jogging. I just hate the DOING of it. Good for you!

Chorus said...

Yes, that's it exactly! I like the idea, but hate the actual jogging!