Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Look before you jump

Have you ever had one of those days?

You know the kind...

Where - you tell yourself that you're not swimming slow...just that everyone else in the lane is SUPER fast. And the day just d-r-a-g-s on because you're waiting for someone special to come home after being gone for nearly a month...

When you question how much slower you can run, because at this rate you most certainly will not break any records...and running group track the previous evening just solidified that fact. And in spite of making healthy nutrition choices and fueling for performance, bits of you just refuse to shrink...

And the various passages of music that you've been practicing over and over and over again - sound, well...yucky, and hopefully don't reflect your professionalism and commitment to the violin.

But in spite of the many things that seem slightly 'off' today - at least I'm not the one responsible for this sign:

At some point you just need to sit back and laugh. With dedication and hard work the swimming will get faster, the running will improve, the body will come around, the music will be learned, and time will pass as it always has and Nathaniel will be home Friday.

But at least I'm not the idiot responsible for breaking the ceiling fan by jump roping directly under it - and than no matter how crappy of a day I think I might be having - somebody is clearing having a much worse time.

And the great news?

I'm one swim stronger, one track workout faster, one violin rehearsal better - than I was before the day started. So there.

Plus - I've got two loving kitties to keep me company in the mean time...

I wish I could classify these as a 'before' and 'after' pictures of the same cat. Unfortunaltey - it's not. Clearly - the House Monster is distinguishable from the Mini Monster.

Though they're still afraid of this guy...

But that's a different post for another day. Until then - if you decide to jump rope, make sure there are no ceiling fans in close proximity to your person. Seriously. Oh, and just take things one day at a time, bit by bit...I know I am.

17 comments:

Michelle Simmons said...

You know, sometimes the pool is longer than it is on other days. I cannot explain that, but I swear it's true!

Damn, that is a BIG cat. ;)

Missy said...

That cat cracks me up! Bigger than some dogs I know.

Yes, one step closer with each passing day.

ADC said...

Friday will be here before you know it.

duvide-frank said...

When you cleared the room in order to jump rope we have some skipping techniques here to try out.

Frank
duvide Jumpropes

Trigirlpink said...

oh my lordy lord... look at the GIRTH on Mz House Monster. Mini looks Cricket-size!

Now if you were running SUPER fast right now and swimming the same, then you'd have nothing to work toward, right? right! :-)

Kim said...

marit, those slow days dont happen to you often right? cause you are super speedy! way to get through it though! and holy moley, house monster is GYNORMOUS!!!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Those pictures of your cats are amazing. The House Monster is HUGE. And jumping rope under a fan, that sounds like something I would do.

Here's hoping your Thursday is a little "faster."

Greg Remaly said...

that's my second favorite place for the HM to sleep, 2nd only to the sink! are you sure she's "only" 19 pounds? That violin looks gorgeous, I'm sure you are your own worst critic in regards to how you sound - you're a pro!

Kim said...

Those kitty shots totally crack me up.. Love to tabbitah.. and little favorite frisky kitty too - Anabeeeelllleee!!

Laura said...

Oh Marit - I know EXACTLY how you feel on days dragging when you are so close to seeing that one special person... Only 3 more weeks... Oh, and tomorrow is Friday! :)

kerrie said...

i always feel like that in the pool! lol...
so, how did the track workout go??

GoBigGreen said...

Ha, we had a casserole dish and we used to call it "the KITTEN CASSEROLE" bc it looked like a cat. And now we have Kitty in a basket. Omg i love it.

:) hugs

Maria said...

You never fail to crack me up. Instead about complaining about your day, you not only point that someone could have a crappier day, but that someone just might me an individual who was jumping rope too closely to a ceiling fan! Just awesome!
P.S. You could get behind the laundry baskets and push them around the house for speed/strength work...I wonder which basket would give you better strength benefits and which basket would give you better speed benefits...
Yay for tomorrow being friday!

Beth said...

Yep, have those days all the time. ;) Like you said though, one day stronger! And one day at a time...until before we know it it will be SEPTEMBER!! Hang in there Marit! :)

San said...

It's Friday! Wohoo, you made it!

That cat is HUGE. Enjoy your weekend. Good luck or whatever the right wish for your performance is. And I can't wait for this other cat post.

maija said...

I almost spit out my tea when I saw the House monster to mini house monster comparison. That would make one heck of a before and after.

Erin said...

wow. look at that monster! Incredible! =)