Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Humpity Hump

It's wet and dreary and cold and that's just how it's going to be for the next few days.  Blah.

But, I ran last night.  35 minutes.  Have you heard of some guy named Prince?  He sings songs.  He put out this album a long time ago called Purple Rain - do you know it?  I'm going to tell you something, and I need to know that it won't change our relationship...I've never listened to Purple Rain before last night.  I'm not going to be all dramatic and claim it changed my life or anything, but I will say that if I'd known before how awesome that album is, I may not have waited till I was almost 31 before I started this running thing.  Talk about a great beat for moving your ass!  Between the music and my little pep-talks ("you're doing a great job, Natalie, you're doing so good!  You're going to get skinny and thin and it will be awesome!  Good job!  Keep going!  This is easy!"  What?  You don't do that?  Why not?), the 35 minutes were over fast enough and there was sweat pouring off my face and I felt like I'd won a prize.  (I did - a shower.  That Jimi interrupted to torture me with a cup of cold water.  Why does he think cold water in the shower is funny?)

I have a confession to make:  After not smoking the entire month of January, I've bought and smoked 2 packs of cigarettes in 2011.  *hangs head in shame*  I'm back on the wagon today, though.  I like smoking, the physical and social act of it, but everything else about it is bad and horrible and I don't want to be a smoker anymore.  And smoking cigarettes, even if it's only one a day, still makes me a smoker.  *sigh*  Why is life so hard?

I hate bigots.  Especially ones that are elected to public office and use that platform to spread their bigotry and hatred and fear of everything they don't understand.

Ugh.  I'm going to work.  Have a great Wednesday!


  1. Try using an electronic cigarette. You still get the whole physical fix from it, and the nicotine, but none of the yucky smoke and your lungs with bow at your feet and thank you (after you work all the junk out of them, that is!) I was able to quit after a 22 year, 1-2 pack a day habit by using them.

    & Purple Rain has to be one of the best albums ever!! Love it!!!

  2. I feel your pain my friend. I am a smoker and I haven't really "tried" to quit yet... because I love it so much and I just don't want to!! It's hard because during the addiction (for me anyway) it becomes soemthing we do to deal with life... the stressful parts, the fun parts, the chill parts... it's our little "break" from life if you will. And there's nothing else like it... friends have told me that they need to replace that action with something else. One of my co-workers even bought a pack, but didn't light the cigarettes...just puffed on it as if it was lit.

    It's a struggle for sure...and I hope you can overcome it! I think exercise is a good way to get it out of your life... it's almost like contradicting yourself reaching for a smoke after a workout. Drink water... stay busy... take deep breaths. You can do it!!!

  3. LOL! "Prince"! We have that vinyl hanging on our bedroom wall...and every CD of his...and a big coffe-table Prince book. LOL! He is awesome. :)

    Great job on a 35 minute run. I'd have dropped dead after 15 minutes!

    As for the smokes...keep trying to give them up. "440,000 per year, 36,666 per month, 8,461 per week, 1,205 per day, 50 per hour die in America from smoking related causes (CDC).

    People love you. Don't make them sad by becoming one of these stats. :(

  4. holla for ur run! & did u really say ur just now hearing "purple rain"!? shizat * * put it on again ;)


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