Thursday, July 1, 2010


Oh it's bad, it is. Guilt is something I was born with and has been difficult to remove. It's like that spiderweb you run into that you can't see and you are stuck with that icky feeling of the web strands and no matter how hard you try to remove them, you still feel them. *shudder*

I used to think guilt was just a part of my Catholic upbringing and if I left the Catholic behind, I'd leave the guilt there too. Not so much.

Even worse, I have found a NEW way to feel this horrible thing, pre-guilt. I just identified it this morning when I was looking at the sucky weather report for the next 10 days. Next week we are to have temps above 95 degrees and not below 72 degrees. This is bad for the girl that has been trying to get back to her normal running pace after being hampered by an ankle sprain and no gym membership. So even though I have absolutely no control about the weather I already feel guilty that I am not going to run on Monday.

How sick am I?

I haven't even slacked off yet and here I am feeling guilty becuase on Monday, in the future, I am not going to run. This is just ridiculous. I have to do something about this before I completely lose my mind and start blaming myself for the BP oil spill (which I already kinda do, driving an SUV and all).

So how do I do it? How do I stop guilt (for things that are unnecessary...I mean, if I was nasty for no reason to someone I would still feel guilty) from taking over?

How do you do it? How do you stop guilt?


Los said...

I get this too ... I was already thinking I should've taken tomorrow off instead of Tuesday, because Tuesday's gonna be too hot.

Muffy Willowbrook said...

Ah geez....Other than copious amounts of alcohol, I don't really know. I'm Catholic as well!

BS5 Blogger said...

Just by examining your Soul and knowing you are a decent sort, with compassion to your neighbours and strangers?