As I was catching up on my WordPress Reader feed during my lunch break today, I got the urge to jump on a blog bandwagon. So many blogs I follow have reoccurring weekly posts – Manic Monday, What I Ate Wednesday, and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? are some that spring to mind – and I got the idea that adding a little structure to my blog might not be a bad idea. Especially lately while I’ve been injured, I feel like I’ve been scraping the barrel for things to write about, so having a weekly feature can only help… right?
Earlier today I was reading Kelsey’s Memorial Day Confessions over at The Blonder Side of Life, and noticed that her confession post was part of a link-up hosted by Kathy at Vodka and Soda. I’m in. The time to jump on the bandwagon is now. I figure I’ll give it a shot for a few weeks and if it sticks, then you’re currently reading the very first installment of Midweek Confessions! Here goes nothing…
…I hate my current hairstyle. I’ve been wearing it in a ponytail almost every day for something ridiculous like 3 or 4 years. Mostly it’s because I’m lazy and can’t be arsed to get up early enough to
tame style it, but it’s also because wearing it down makes it hang in my face when I’m digging around in boxes at work (which I do a lot) and I get tired of constantly pushing it behind my ears. I’ve been toying with the idea of going pixie for the summer – and actually have an appointment at the salon later this week (!!) – but I’m terrified of chopping it short. I had wicked short hair for much of my childhood, then grew it long in middle school, and when I tried to go short again in high school it was a bit of a disaster:
That’s me on the left in the GIANT hoodie looking like a boy. This is what happens when you ask the hairdresser to make your hair look like Halle Berry’s, but don’t have the feminine physique or style (or even earrings) to pull it off. And to make it worse, that kind of haircut grows out into a mullet when left unattended:
Yep. So, I want a different hairstyle, but am hesitant to once again follow the mullety path I blazed in high school. Who knows what I’ll walk out of the salon with on Friday. I’m scared.
…I’m also getting a little bored with this blog’s layout. The leather-journal-look made sense when I first started it and it was called “My Running Diary,” but I hate how sidebar images get cut off, and it feels a little dark. I’m considering giving it a theme makeover, but I’m also a bit nostalgic and stuck in my ways.
…I’m scared I may have re-injured my ankle at PT yesterday. It felt totally fine when I went in, but after Graston scraping and a new stretch that hurt (but I didn’t speak up and kept doing the full set, stupidly) it’s been bugging me ever since. I iced it last night and abandoned my plans for a run, but it still hurts a bit today. I will NOT be happy if I’m back on the injury boat of sadness and pain!
…I’m a sucker for silly things. Silly Thing of today was stumbling across a “Find Your Running Name” thing and being utterly delighted that my running name is Niggles Heelstriker. Describes me perfectly!
…After deciding I was going to be good and follow the nutritionist’s hydration suggestions from last week, I haven’t followed them at all. I’m terrible. (However, I am sipping a Vitamin Water as I type, and have been sipping at it all day. I just am remaining terrible at regular water, and suspect I will remain terrible at regular water for a long time.)
…I am hating New England weather these past two days. The weekend was so gorgeous; I was wearing shorts and complaining about mugginess on Monday, and then yesterday started off lovely in the morning and turned to fog and cold and rain in the afternoon. Today was in the upper 40s. I do not approve. This past winter was too long and I want to actually have it be summer! Or, you know, spring even!
…I’m struggling with confessions! So I’m going to end here. Click on the photo of Mr. Gosling below to read the Humpday confessions of other bloggers!
Anything you care to confess?
What’s your running name?
What do you think, could my blog use a makeover?