Friday, January 14, 2011

Why are YOU miserable?

It's almost the "most depressing day of the year".  I don't know who made that up, I heard it on the news and failed to catch the credit.  I certainly didn't coin the phrase, but, I agree with it.

According to some source some where ("they"), January 22 is the "most depressing day of the year".  I may not have coined it, but I can see it.

It's cold.  Dark.  Slippery. running.

It's Cranky children who've spent too much time confined within the 4 walls of my home.

It's a Blast of homework and due dates with no end in site.

Spring is months away.

Spring break is even further.

Easter is a glimmer on the horizon, so faint it's hard to know if it's real.

AND to top it all off - we're all starving ourselves on our new miserable RESOLUTION lifestyle changes that limit copious amounts of chocolate therapy.

I've been tooling around in blogland for a few days now and I'm seeing a lot of the same type of posts.  Bloggers are struggling with body issues, health issues, and happiness issues.  Their Kids are sick.  Their Husbands are cranky and unsupportive.  Their Ankles are cranky and unsupportive.  Their spring marathon can't get here fast enough.  Their spring marathon is taking too long to get here.

So we're all feeling a little blue.  I say, let's CELEBRATE THIS BLUEness!  Submit your blog link to me on January 22.  (I'll put up a post, you can link it in the comments ON 1/22/11).  Tell us why you're miserable.  or  Tell us why you're GBA** & 1/22 doesn't bother you at all.  Tell us the most creative story you can for why you didn't get your run in, or failed to get the house cleaned, or lost your motivation... whatever you want.

Just vent, share, ...and laugh at your own misery.

The most pathetic blog post wins a $5 gift card to Starbucks.
The most amusing/creative also wins a $5 gift card to Starbucks.

There will be two winners, so even if you're pathetic and funny, you can't win both.


Rene' said...


abbi said...

Haha! Very funny, maybe this is why I've been so cranky lately!

runninglawyer said...

lol, I love this idea!!! So cute!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Hmmmmmmm...Gotta get creative here.. So color me blond but do I post this now or on 1/22??

Allison said...

I would have thought that the most depressing day of the year would be in February - when it is still winter and there are no holidays in sight (at least January has two of them)!

momof3 said...

Post your depressing/creative/blue post on 1/22...

Pam said...

I love it.

Heather -Momma Running Amok said...

this will be a little tough for me. I kinda feel like it is going to be like that scene in Notting Hill with Julia Roberts where they are all sitting around the table trying to come up with whose life sucks the worst...and Julia, being a movie star makes a great pitch, but compared to all the rest she doesn't have a shot! (I mean I live in FL and so I just don't think I have a shot...except for the fact that because it is FL and my husband is a Chef at a Country Club he works like 14 hour days with no time off because of the the grey hairs, snowbirds, "winter visitors," etc.)

Anywho, the foot seems to be feeling 1 million times better. Glad that your "farkle" is healing up also. Taper is brutal. I just want the race here already...and I am even looking past the race for new marathon training as I am already signed up for RNR San Diego June 5th. Hope your weekend is great

Heather -Momma Running Amok said...

I wasn't sure how to respond to your comment?? (I am still new at all this blog shnazola) So, here is my response to the "letter"
So, this is my plan, run this race, pack up my family, move to VA and have your coach be my coach. LOVED IT. Not going to lie, with my foot the other night my husband came home from work and I was sitting on the couch, eating cake crying that I was not going to get to run my race. At least I can look back on the event and laugh now......AND when I find my way into the "inner circle," I will pull some strings to get you in too