I Am a Bad Friend

18 Jan

A few things:

-I did the elliptical for an hour at my work gym on Fri.  It was boring.  And my freaking foot actually hurt from the elliptical!  Argh.  Anyhow, that’s the last exercise I did.  Ho hum.

The view from my work gym is aite...

-I went to physical therapy last night and was given a bunch of stretches I should do on my own.  I am also going back on Thursday.  The therapist said he had seen cases much worse than mine and that he hoped I’d be up and running in 4-6 weeks.  I hope he is right.  I can live with that.

-T made me sweet potato and chicken pot pie.  He is the bomb.  It is DELICIOUS.

oh, yum

-The Manhattan Half is this weekend.  This is is the 2nd year in a row that I’ve been signed up for it and won’t be running it.  Last year, I didn’t run it because a family member was in the hospital, so I went home instead.  This year’s no-show is obviously for a better reason than last year’s, but it’s still a bummer! 😦  It’s not that it’s a race that I love, per se, but I just hate signing up for a race and not running it.  Also, I miss running.  Have I mentioned that I miss running?

This is me running the MNH Half in 2010. Seems like a long time ago.

-Finally, the friend thing.  So, I like to consider myself a pretty good friend.  I’m not so good at standing up for myself, but if someone f**ks with one of my friends, you better believe I will get fired up.  I have been a bridesmaid 12(?) times, which I like to think means at least that many people think I’m a good friend.  However, I caught myself being a terrible friend today.  In response to an emailed brunch proposal, my friend replied with the following:

Wish I could make it!  I’m running a 5K on Sunday morning.  I came in third place in my age group at the last two races, thank you very much. One of the b*tches that keeps beating me is named XXX XXXX, of
XXXXX (yes, we are the only people from Manhattan that show up at these races).  This week, I’m taking XXXXX down.

I am ashamed to say that my initial response to this email was not a surge of pride, but rather a stab of jealousy!  Because I want to be racing, damn it!  I want that rush of competition!  I want it ALLLL!

Green-eyed monster, alive and well

My jealousy was quickly followed by pride in my friend, but I still felt bad that that was my initial reaction.

PF, not only are you ruining my life, but you are making me a jacka$$ friend.  GO AWAY.

That’s all for today. 🙂

6 Responses to “I Am a Bad Friend”

  1. Kristy January 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    4-6 weeks! repeat 4-6 weeks!!!! and you are not a bad friend, you just want to run and race and kick some ass again. it’s a normal reaction!

    • Katie January 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

      Thanks, Kristy!

  2. thethinksicanthink January 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    Injuries does bad things to the soul. Trust me – in Nov and Dec I was not myself (and slowly getting back there).

    Where are you going for PT?

  3. runningseal January 19, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    Awww hope you feel better soon! Injuries and not running are the worst 😦

  4. Katie January 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Thank you… you are correct!

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