A Breakup?Posted: March 29, 2011
I’m going to be blunt. I feel like this isn’t working. And I’ve gotta tell ya – it’s you not me. We’ve been at this game for years; and honestly, you make me tired (literally and figuratively). This all started out innocently enough – I saw that all the pretty girls liked you, so I wanted in on you as well.
But, as most tumultuous relationships go, I put too much trust in you. I thought you’d make me prettier. I thought you’d make me happier. I thought you’d make me better. But I was wrong.
You’re tough. You’ve brought me more tears than smiles. More hurting than flirting. More pain, less gain. I think you’re starting to see the point..
I can’t lie, though. We have had some good times. 5Ks, a 5-miler and a 10K were all some of our good days. I can’t pretend those didn’t happen. And those are the things you do that keep me hanging on, coming back for more.
But there’s a new sweet thang on the block, and I like it more than you. Weight Lifting treats me like a lady and makes me feel strong. You make my chest hurt. You make me look like a silly bitch. A fake. Weight Lifting hurts so good – and trust me, it’s so good. Weight Lifting also lets the Elliptical in our relationship without making me feel like a cheater. I am exhausted by the Elliptical guilt you made me feel.
So, Running, things need to shape up or ship out. Should we go on a break? I’m tired of feeling pinned down by you and I’m ready to play the field. My mother always told me “If you love something let it go, if it comes back it’s yours, that’s how you know it’s for keeps, yeah it’s for sure” (Or was that Christina Aguilera?) I want to love you, Running. I want to be like your other fit, toned, pretty mistresses – but I’m tired of pretending like our relationship is easy.
Please don’t try and force yourself on me. Don’t think I’m serious? I’m thisclose to taking you off my interests on Facebook. Sure, maybe we can have a light jog in the park every once in a while – but just as friends. Try and give me some space. I’m really trying to work it out with Weight Lifting and Other Forms of Cardio.
Ta-ta for now,