Monday, March 17, 2008

Random And Not So Random Thoughts

I'm plopped on the couch. Drinking blueberry tea and watching a program about Jesus on the Discovery Channel.

I'm thinking about Spring coming soon....

Today was St. Patrick's Day. They don't call me Colleen Maloney for nothing. If I could have, I would have been out tonight doing some Irish Step Dancing (Yes, the Riverdance kind) in my black clogging shoes. But it was not to be this year...

Yesterday, I ran the St. Pat's Dash in Seattle with 15,500 people. It was nuts and really fun. People were dressed in costumes and goofy running get-ups. One guy was running in his green "tighty-whitie" underpants. I didn't actually see him, but my friend did and said he actually won a prize for his "costume".

There was also this one guy about my age who kept a good pace and I basically followed him the whole way. I realized that running in his wake kept me from having to dodge between people because he was doing it for me. Then he started loosing steam and I caught up to him and told him to keep going because I was following him. Well, he sure perked up after that. It was funny to me how such a small word of encouragement could work, even to a stranger. It smelled like rain and sweat as I ran through the tunnels of downtown Seattle. I felt like I was running in a herd of human cattle but all in all it was a pretty exhilarating.

So, back to Spring. I love spring, because it's a time of new beginnings. My birthday's coming up and every year for the past few years I've been taking stock of things in my life around this time...things I want to do, things I haven't done. I just want to learn to live more purposefully, does that make sense?

Something I've decided to do is to take a break from my blog and reading blogs. I know I do that from time to time. But this time, I'm going to take a considerable break and when I come back, then you will know I'm back. I may still write on the other blog though...I don't know. I just really want to limit my time on the Internet, as I waste a lot of time on it and I feel like there are other more productive ways that I want to be spending my time. I cannot ignore my email though, as it is a life line to my job. So feel free to shoot me an email and update me on life if you feel so inclined. I promise I'll respond =)

12 comments:

colleen said...

I love your honesty! My mom's been in town for the past week and doesn't leave till March 26th! I'll definitely shoot you an email soon my friend :)

~**Dawn**~ said...

Hey, girlie. I will track you down on email until you resurface in the blogosphere. You do the same ok? =)

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Will miss reading "inside your head", but I totally understand. Sounds like an interesting race too Miss Maloney. Now I'll have to tell you one day how this German girl got a name like Kelly... I'll catch up with a bit in the email :)

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bonnie said...

I will miss reading your lovely and witty thoughts. I feel very sad because in a way it keeps me connected to your "inner you". I know I'm your mom and all, but seeing you express yourself is so special.

Holly said...

I know you're taking a break, but that won't stop me from Tagging you! You're it! (See my blog for details.) :P

P.S. If you don't want to play I totally understand. You could always save it for when you return! :)

Dan Mega said...

Gonna miss ya kiddo.

Adventurer w/o Borders said...

Aaawwww! I love your blog. Will miss your writing.

Heather said...

well i just stumbled upon you via dawn however since i am on a break from blogging too i understand. i just wanted to say i loved the instrumental piece while reading your blog and hope to read more when you are back to it.

david mcmahon said...

I've always known you were in the running!!

david mcmahon said...

Yes, of course I'll stay in touch - but you knew that!

Brett said...

I found gold, and then it was gone :(