Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Little Challenges

Our lives are full of challenges.  Some are huge, unwanted, messy problems that can be out of our control.  These test us and make us strong.    Then, there are challenges that we willingly take on.  We choose them because they test our abilities.  We attack them with gusto and are duly rewarded in the end. 

Today, I'm focusing on the little every day difficulties...the minutiae of challenges I guess you could say.  

Life's Little Challenges

Mondays
Finding a shirt that fits through the shoulders
Sleeping while sweating
Sleeping while not sweating
Still training my "special" dog after 7 years
Cleaning the house
Keeping up with the laundry
Hearing anything about a Kardashian
A good haircut that is still long enough for a ponytail
Broken hairs that stick in my eyes
Talking to teenagers
Listening to teenagers
Being told what to do
Opening the jar of maple almond butter
Eating too much maple almond butter
Slalom water skiing on a windy day
Running up the hill back to my house
Pinning my race bib on straight
Drinking at fluid stations without walking or choking
Taking a decent finish line photo


Actually, I could go on and on forever 

Please share with me some of your little challenges!


I'm linking up with Deb @ Deb Runs for the Wednesday Word.

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24 comments:

  1. I'm with you about the race bibs. I even bought those race dots to see if they helped w puttig a bib on straight but I still have trouble.

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    1. I know someone who tried the dots. She had problems with the magnets trying to stick to themselves which would fold the bib up. That's why I haven't tried them.

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  2. I stink at drinking water and running at the same time. I even tried bending the cup and that helps but it is never works perfectly. During my half on Sunday, my nose got a good dose of water!

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    1. Oh, I hate when the water goes up your nose! Bending the cup helps. I don't spill as much anyway.

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  3. It's true. Life is full of challenges. Especially with teenagers in the house!

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    1. Unavoidable. School will be out soon. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.

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  4. Gotta love life challenges! But the best part of it, is we ALL have 'em!! :-) It keeps life interesting.

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    1. Yes, interesting to say the least. It helps if we can laugh about the little ones.

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  5. They are everywhere in everything we do. They can make or break us. :)

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    1. If I can keep a sense of humor about the little ones, they won't pile up on me.

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  6. I've eaten all of my maple almond butter so I guess that challenge no longer applies here.

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    1. I give my jar about 2 days at the rate I'm going. It will then be time for a new challenge.

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  7. Your special dog lol I understand...all my pets have crazy quirks.
    I can check off most of the list and tell you I am behind in laundry, cleaning, decorating, my own lunch prep for work, the list goes on and on, and sadly listening to a 25 year feels like I am listening to a teenager :/ where did i go wrong?! lol

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    1. This dog's cuteness makes up for his mental abilities. LOL. I have 2 new medal racks, one handmade by my husband. Ask me if I've hung them...NO. It's too much of a challenge to figure out where to put them.

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  8. I had to laugh at your comment about teenagers... I work with teenagers in youth ministry & it is hard for most people to deal with that age... I love it though. Kids have it tough anymore.

    The Kardashian comment made me laugh.

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    1. Actually, my teens boys are very good and I love spending time with them. They do talk about some off the wall stuff, though.

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  9. Race bibs are always such a struggle. I can never put them on straight and if I put them on before I put my race top on, I almost always end up pinning the front and back of the top together haha. Maple almond butter is THE best!

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    1. I've been known to pin my headphone cords to the shirt too. Sometimes I wish I had never found maple almond butter. Maranatha and Justin's are both good!!!

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  10. Ha ha! So true! This got me thinking of mine. One of mine would be having to chase the cats out of the way when one of them is in the hall or doorway since my dog is afraid of them and will get "stuck" in rooms because he won't walk near them.

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    1. That is hilarious! I can't believe your greyhound is scared of the cats! My same special dog is scared of the clothes dryer. His crate is in the laundry room so I have to turn the dryer off before I leave so he will get in. The things we do...

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    1. Yes, they can! It helps to keep a sense of humor.

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  12. Right now, my little challenges include the pollen, the wind, and wanting to work in my yard. EVery time I go out to do some work (even for a short time), I get all stopped up and my eyes get all crazy feeling. It's a little challenge, because so many people have seasonal allergies far worse than mine. I'm usually fine after I've been back indoors for a little while.

    Thanks, as always, for linking up!

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    1. That would be a challenge! I take Allegra for probably 6 to 8 weeks in early Spring. It seems to help me.

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