Thursday, June 24, 2010

Just Because

Goat image courtesy of Drake Brodahl Illustration.

This has been one of those weeks where lots of things have gone wrong. Yesterday at work I wanted to crawl under my desk and cry. Or hide. At times like this I tend to do a lot of what I call "just because" things. Mostly just because life is too short not to.
  • I ride my bike the long way home just because I can.
  • I plant new garden items (beets, broccoli rabe and carrots) just because.
  • I purchase random things just because they make me laugh.
  • Coffee is consumed just because it tastes good.
I find that if I can't laugh at things when they get awful, somehow I can't seem to survive in chaos. And my life tends to be somewhat chaotic, mostly at my own doing. So today I'm trying to fix all the broken things at work before I hop on a plane to fly to Texas tomorrow. And in Lubbock I plan to race my heart out - just because I can.

I'll leave you with Drake Brodahl's alligator - just because it's fun.

18 comments:

Teresa said...

Oh no, we are in the same boat this week! Hang in there and it is okay to cry "just because" too. Race your heart out "because you can". :)

tn

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Have fun in Texas..."just because you can" ...

Maybe I can hook you up with a mentor through the "adopt_a_pro/whether_they_like_it_or_not" program I mentioned in my last post...

Kim said...

kick some ass in TX - because you can (and will)!!

Kiki said...

You're attitude is always so inspiring!! You are going to do great in Lubbock! Get a picture with the Buddy Holly statue, just because:)

Kathrin said...

I know what you are talking about... I felt like crying 20 minutes into my car commute... Seriously? How much stuff can go wrong before 7.30am? I wish I could ride my bike to work, I bet that would make me feel better almost any day.

Good luck for your race! I am looking forward to read all about it!

Kiet said...

Must be something in the Universe, yesterday was the exact same for me. For some reason my alarm didn't go off, my Garmin wouldn't work, and nobody wanted to ride long. But once I got onto the open road and 30 miles into my ride, my mind took over and kept me entertained.

Matt said...

"I find that if I can't laugh at things when they get awful, somehow I can't seem to survive in chaos." great line, I agree 110%!

Molly said...

Ugh, weeks like that are hard. You've got the right attitude though and I hope you go to Texas and kick some ass "just because." :-)

Running and living said...

Oh, you are racing again, good luck! You need to go to Kona, really:) Sorry for the hard week. You always have the best attitude, though:)

Beth said...

Your "just because" attitude is awesome!! I'm sure it will help you turn things around so everything starts going RIGHT. And a great race in Texas will do the trick too! Best of luck and keep laughing and smiling! We're cheering for you!

Meg said...

Off to Texas? Have fun!! Work it all out while racing, it's the best medicine besides laughing...

Jill Costantino said...

Woohoo - have fun in Texas! I Heart Texas! Kick some booty while your there "just because". Those pictures are great!

GoBigGreen said...

Oh Boy. I know that feeling. and You know what? whenever i have weeks like that i race AWESOME. You will too! Go Charisa!

Lisa G said...

I hear ya! Best of luck this weekend in Texas :)

Michelle Simmons said...

Hey I'll see ya there! Speaking if things going wrong, 2 of my 3 flights have been totally screwed up so far... Looking like I'll miss the 3rd one altogether... But hey, at least I've got FB and blogs to keep me occupied. Lol. ;)

Marit C-L said...

Cheering for you BIG TIME... just because you're awesome and a great friend and a cool triathlete :) Hugs to you... Noodles definitely in the future!

FLATOUT JIM said...

Best of luck in Lubbock. I'd love to do that race some day. Used to live in Texas. Still have friends there.

Maybe I should do the Woodlands Ironman next year. What ya think?

Again Best of luck. You will rock.

Yasi said...

Sorry you're having such a tough go this week, but your 'just because' attitude is just perfect! Go get 'em in Texas and kick this week far behind you!