Sunday, January 16, 2011

1000 Miles in 2011 - Day 16

The first 10 days or so of this running challenge, I actually thought that I may have shot too low on my mileage goal.  Like maybe I should have went for 2011 miles in 2011 or something like that.
Then the past week hit me and guess how many miles I ran?
Five.  I ran five whopping miles.  A little shy of my 20 mile per week goal, dontcha think?
I had meetings, three kids, and a husband who likes to see the vacuum lines in the carpet when he comes home from work, and then there are the crows.
Yeah crows.
Big, black, dirty crows.  They have glossy eyes that watch you as you run past them, while they pick away at dead bunny carcasses.  They look intently into your eyeballs.
And then, they make that loud, scratchy, spine tingling, crow sound.  “CAWWWWWW!  CRAAAAAAAAW!”  And in that moment, you KNOW that they want to peck out your eyeballs, or get their nasty claw feet all tangled in your hair.
If you do not know what I mean, you need to go rent the movie, The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock.  My parents never let me watch it when I was younger, but one day we were snowed in and my husband and I happened to run across it on TNT.
I am forever scarred……and now too afraid to run, outside with those crows.
Seriously though, sixteen days into my New Year’s resolution of running 1000 miles in 2011, and I am already coming up with some pretty good excuses.  So this week I am going to work on getting caught up.  Enough of my silly excuses!  Excuses are the nails that are used to build a house of failure right? 
I am not a motivational speaker, but I play one on TV.  What excuses do you have that are keeping you from reaching your goals?  Make a commitment, accept no excuses, and you will see results.   I am pretty sure that crows won’t pluck out your eyeballs in the process but just in case, I am going to sprint from my car to the gym so the crows can’t get me.  Maybe you should too.

I am tying this post into Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop for this week. I obviously chose the prompt, “Scarred.”  Try one of her prompts……it’s fun!


  1. oh my god momma!! I am so afraid of birds!! its my thing......and yay on running!! you run for me, k? hahaha!! I am not the type...give me zen yoga....

  2. I love your reflexions on your 1000 miles goal, You are checking your progress, it's one of the steps for success.....No excuses. You can do it, you already have the motivation.
    I hate the crows too, so UGLY, I run faster when I see them.

  3. The lady in the last picture still goes out jogging with her kids even though crows are trying to peck their eyeballs. If she can go out running, so can you! LOL. You could always take a bunny carcass with you to distract them. Oh wait, you flushed that.

  4. LOL Oh you made me laugh!!! :) haha

    You can do the miles!! It's only Jan! That's great that you've made a high goal.:) Following back, thanks for stopping by my blog. Here to stay and read more :)

  5. So I'm a little late...but birds are terrifying! The movie is bad enough, but I had a middle school teacher read to my class the original Grimm's version of Cinderella. Not Disney-approved, that one. The evil step-sisters get their eyes pecked out by birds.

    That's when the fear started. :)