Sunday, August 09, 2009

change of plans

i'm not very flexible.
not only does this apply to my tendons/muscles/ligaments, which seem to have morphed from the stretchy rubber bands of my cheerleading youth to the tough leather ropes of today -- but it also applies to my ability to deal with spur-of-the-moment switches.

from demotivateus.com

after all, i spend a lot of time planning for things, and what's the point of that if said plans are not going to be followed through to fruition? most of the time, being faithful to what i have envisioned is beneficial. it means that i'm not going to flake out on a morning run, leave a friend in the lurch, or waste the vegetables bought in preparation for a homemade meal.

however, life doesn't always unfold exactly as envisioned. according to my banner above, it's an experiment, n = 1, right? in truth, i have no problem slacking on the occasional workout or ditching a martha project for a frozen pizza or dinner out. it happens at least once a week, and often more. but what i'm not as good at is being okay with myself for doing it.

time to get over that.

relaxation, take 2
as alluded to above, our plans for last night fell through. josh and i were both feeling incredibly lazy and spent hours watching weeds in bed after i returned from work. no cleaning happened. i ditched my planned cross-training session, and a friend called with an impromptu dinner invitation, so off we headed to brixx instead of rue cler.

basically, NOTHING about yesterday went as planned -- but it was still a lovely day! maybe i just need to plan less. in that vein:

today may include
■ a 9 mile long run (likelihood: high)
■ browsing (and returning) at anthropologie (likelihood: rather high)
■ julie & julia (likelihood: fairly high)
■ whole foods stockup trip (likelihood: definite)
■ laundry (likelihood: probable)
■ yoga (likelihood: perhaps)
■ cleaning the bathroom (likelihood: unfortunately, high)

off i go!

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5 comments:

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looks like next weekend for
j&j for us

Jessica said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm with ya on the flexibility thing, I'm much better than I was as a kid :) I've been craving some Brixx! I heard Rue Cler now sells pizza at lunch...yum!

marathonmaiden said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i'm the exact same way when it comes to flexibility! i've become better about spontaneity but man, i am still really bad hah!

Susan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I had trouble touching my toes this morning...and I LOVE when things go according to plans, so I'm not so flexible either when things change. Or rather, I can deal with the change but it really gets to me!

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