Delirious: let’s go crazy!


One defintion of delirious:

Very excited

I think Mr. Judy would tell you that when it comes to registering for a half marathon, I tend to get a little delirious.

In fact, I’m usually not happy unless I’m registered for the next half before I’ve even run the half I’m training for at present. You might say I’m a wee bit delirious with joy right now, because yes, I’m signed up for my fall half and a half in December, too.

It doesn’t really take that much to keep me happy (okay, we’ll turn a blind eye to the clothes, the running clothes, the shoes, the massages, the chiropractor . . . ); just let me plan out my year and not only do I keep myself motivated, it makes me very, very happy too.

Delirious at the start

The Michael Phelps of the world? You know, those people at the starting line listening to their tunes and tuning out the rest of the world?

That’s not me!

This little anecdote isn’t from a starting line, but I was recently chatting with some people in my running group after a run. We were talking about races, discussing ones we’ve thought about, and at one point, for some reason, I was mentioning about how I’m shy.

The person I was chatting with was shocked. I don’t come across as shy at most starting lines, corrals, or after the race. Endorphins, as I said to my new buddy that day. And it’s true.

If I’m not injured, I’m excited at the starting line.

Running isn’t the only thing that makes me delirious
Life is too short to not have things that make you delirious with joy. For me, that list includes:

  • Chocolate. Well, d’oh.
  • Food in general.
  • Planning trips, especially racecations.
  • Exploring new places.
  • Coming home to the furkids — nothing like someone following you around because they missed you so much (even when it gets annoying)!
  • When I find out a favorite book is being made into a movie.
  • Meeting fellow bloggers!

In fact, follow me on Instagram and you’ll see what’s been making me delirious (and a tad obssessed) this week.

Deb Runs

Tell me in the comments:

What makes you delirious?

Excited or nervous at the start of a race?

Anyone else get delirious just thinking about food and/or racecations?

15 thoughts on “Delirious: let’s go crazy!

  1. Planning vacations makes me delirious-even more if there’s a race involved 😉 I definitely get the pre-race butterflies, just not sure if it’s more nerves or excitement.

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  2. Yay for fall and winter race signup!! The races keep me motivated too! No, you don’t come across very shy to me, so are you sure you’re talking about the same person I met? I’m usually quite nervous right before a race and it’s hard for me to chit-chat when I’m nervous. I appreciate it when people talk to me, I just never think to initiate the conversation.

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    1. Trust me, I really am shy. But not at the start line, LOL! Because of adrenaline, I guess.

      It’s different meeting bloggers — I already “know” you & we have a lot in common. Put me in a party where I don’t know a lot of people, tho . . . very different story.

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    1. Take my word for it, I am very shy. You never see me asking complete strangers to take my photo, right?

      The difference with meeting bloggers or anyone else I’ve gotten to know online is that I already *know* them. At least partially. And obviously have something in common with them.

      I can struggle sometimes at my husband’s work parties, not that there have been many of those recently anyway. Thank Goodness.


  3. I get deliriously happy each week when I finish writing my Wednesday Word post because it’s the only post that has a deadline and HAS to be written. Other posts I can just decide that I don’t feel like finishing and reschedule for later. I’m still working on “juxtaposition” because it took me forever to decide how to approach the word. I think it’s our toughest word to date. Who picks these words anyway? 😉

    As always, thanks for linking up!

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