Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Overheard: Motivational Speaker-phone

Me: They sent me home early because they didn't have any clients for me.

Him: That's cool. What are you going to do now?

Me: Stress about my career goals.

Him: That's not productive.

Me: You mean that worrying isn't going to make money any faster?

Him: No. Go for a run.

Me: No. I have too many things to do at home. I have a list of things I'm not doing right now.

Him: It's a beautiful day. 70 degrees. Sunny. Breezy. You're going to miss this in February.

Me: Argh.

Him: Shut up and put your shoes on.

Me: ARGH!!!

Him: It's the phrase that got you through a marathon. It's solid. Get out there.


Him: You know when you tell me to sit down and do my homework and I don't want to, but I know I have to so I sit down and do it? Now I'm telling you what you have to do, so go do it.


.......................15 minutes later.....................

Text message from Him: You better be running.

.......................35 minutes later.....................

Text message from Me: You were right. I feel great.


Annie Crow said...

We are very lucky to have such helpful and supportive husbands. Even if it's annoying when they're right.

Ali K. said...

Isn't this so true to life!! Thank goodness for the motivating men in our lives who know what we need, even when we don't want to admit it!

... said...

"Shut up and put your shoes on" is cross-stitched onto a pillow in our house. Sometimes you just need to get your body in motion, no matter what it is.

And yes, terribly annoying when they're right. I had pictures of spraining something, or being kidnapped and thought, "That would show him!" But instead I clocked 4 of the fastest miles I've run this year. And it was beautiful. And just fantastic.