Danielle Keeler

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Oh, how dearly I miss being fit.

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Sigh.  I don’t believe I’ve posted this before, but I should probably explain–I recently dealt with a case of severe tendonitis in my left knee.  I wasn’t supposed to run for a certain period of time, but of course, I was stupid and didn’t listen.  Guess what?  Take that severe case and multiply it by 10000000000, and you have what I got next.

Now, I am finally completely recovered, and have been cleared to run again.  The problem?  It’s cold, I’m busy, and I have gotten pathetically out of shape.  I have completely lost my motivation to get out and run after school like I used to do at least three times a week.  With work two days a week and a minimum three hours of homework five days a week, I am unable to find the energy to make myself run.  Plus, if I did run, it would have to be after dark, which doesn’t really appeal to me.  I’ve heard too many stories of girls getting abducted that way (Thank you, Criminal Minds).

But I oh, so dearly miss being in shape.  I miss my abs and shaving over calf muscle.  I miss being able to climb the three flights of stairs at school without being winded.  I miss feeling like a boss as I powered down the sidewalk, even though I know I’m not exactly attractive when I run (Pale skin = tomato face the instant I participate in any form of physical activity).  I miss being able to pull myself up onto the high tree branch to get to the top.  I miss being fit.

I want so badly to get back into it, but I simply have not been able to find the motivation or the time.  Gyms bore me–running in one spot defeats the purpose.  Zero-impact machines don’t build the muscle I miss so dearly.  I just want so badly to be back to the old, athletic me that I was, the one who fearlessly challenged her guy friends to run with her, knowing she could keep up.  The one who cherished the tired, warm feeling of her muscles after a run, not hated the burning she got climbing a set of stairs.

So I have settled for sitting and longing after that feeling, and since I currently cannot do anything (it’s dark, cold, and my neighborhood isn’t exactly the safest place to be alone at night), I shall have to be satisfied with complaining to my dear followers–all seven of them, who are undoubtedly the best bloggers on WordPress ;)


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October 31, 2011 at 9:32 pm

All the things I’ll miss about summer

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1. Waking up at noon.  Farewell to the blissful morning hours spent in dreamland, and the nocturnal hours spent at a party with a redbull in my right hand and my boyfriend’s hand in my left.

2. Having time to play the piano.  No more time to learn new songs, write new music, put my own twist on a classical piece.

3. Making plans 20 minutes in advance.  Or making plans period.  Time to say hello to textbooks, coffee at 11:00 at night to finish my paper, and stress zits.  Time to say goodbye to a social life.

4. Having time to write.  I probably will cut my posts down to once a week (they’re already been slowing down due to summer work that I procrastinated until this week).  Goodbye to my stories, on which I spend at least an hour a day.

5. Sunburn and sun-bleached hair.  No more blonde, no more tan, no more beach trips on a moment’s notice.

6. Making chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast.  One of my summer favorites, but there’s no way in hell I’ll have time during the school year.

7. Keeping my room spotless.  When I get home from school, I strip off any excess layers and put on pajama bottoms.  Putting things in the hamper?  Don’t have the energy.

8. Shaving my legs every day.  Summer: take 20 minute shower, shave my legs, and have excess self-discovery time while under the water.  School?  Wash hair/face, shave armpits, get out.

9. Running.  Every year I tell myself I’ll run after school, and every day I tell myself I’ll run tomorrow.  It’s a pretty reliable cycle.

10. My big brother.  As usual, Ethan leaves for college tomorrow.  I’ll miss him.  A lot.

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August 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm