Wednesday, May 12, 2010

moder-what?

Come on, say it with me . . moder·ation.

moderation

Meaning:

1. the state or an instance of being moderate; mildness; balance


2. the act of moderating

in moderation within moderate or reasonable limits

What the heck does that mean?!

I'll admit I have a few tragic flaws . . yep, this is one of them.  Well, one of many.  Like:

Christmas card sending.
Calling people. [with my 6,124 rollover minutes]
Keeping track of my nieces/nephews birthday's [19 in all]
Being reactive
[insert 44 others]
okay, that's enough of that.

Bring on the quotes.

“Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.” --- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Whatever you do, do it in moderation --- Proverb

"Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.” --- Benjamin Disraeli

However, I'm thinking Horace Porter has me figured out. . .

"Be moderate in everything, including moderation."

Bring on Oregon!

Let the training [that never stops] begin again!!

Any other moderation phobes out there?

27 comments:

Jamoosh said...

I run moderately fast. Um, I mean moderately slow. Maybe I just run moderately...

Marlene said...

Ha! I like that last quote.

I also struggle with moderation... I've always been an ALL or NOTHING kind of girl.

Sarah said...

I rule at moderation. I hate half of a Ben and Jerry's last night instead of the whole thing. :P

Pam said...

"moderation" is just a nice word for "half-assed."

ShutUpandRun said...

It's a good idea and all, but it's more fun to go overboard.

Teamarcia said...

Why be moderate when you can go for the gusto and bust your ass, a bone or something else?

Megan said...

I've never been good at moderation. I think it's been a hindrance and a help through out my life. I am learning to moderate somethings as I age.

Barefoot AngieB said...

I love all the above comments! I am not very good at moderation. Its really that simple. Not in my nature :)

Jeri said...

I am only able to moderate how often I use moderation. :p seriously, I swear everything is over the top with me. Oh well. at least I'm consistent. :D

NY Wolve said...

The ancient Greek temple at Delphi allegedly had three maxims carved into it:

"know thyself"

"nothing in excess" and

"make a pledge and mischief is nigh"

Allison said...

I too wish I could master the moderation thing, but I am doing it in moderation....right!?!!

Jill said...

I'm not good in moderation, I tend to overindulge in everything but I really DO want to moderate my running, my eating... Thanks :).

Evolving Through Running said...

Never been much for moderation. I like this quote: "Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
"

Danielle: said...

My knees/hips/hamstrings/feet wish I knew more about moderation!

Jamie said...

U of A rocks, I love it here, that's awesome you went here as well! I'll definitely be "following" you too. :)

Jameson said...

"You can judge a person by what they take two at a time, stairs or pills." Hows that for moderation, push push push!

Anne said...

Moderation can get a little boring...but, excess can hurt! I suggest we moderately exceed ;)

RunningLaur said...

Trying to add moderation in running is a better thing to have than say, cheetos or daquiries.

It's always a bit sad to see that I have that many rollover minutes - I never call anyone!

Julie said...

Great quotes and thoughts on moderation! I need help in that area:) I sometimes tend to go overboard!

Holy moly, I just read what you ran a marathon in!?! You are fast!!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Hand raised...moderation? i have no idea what that word means, never have. All or none baby! That's how i roll. I'd be an wandering idiot if i had nothing to train for.
Upward and onward with the marathon training!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Unfortunately, moderation is not my strong point...

SteveQ said...

You write about not liking moderation and follow my blog in the same day. Coincidence?

Anything worth doing is worth doing until you get tasered or eaten.

Ulyana said...

I've ran for so long, I have no clue what moderation is!!!!

Thanks for joining my blog :)

Jon Gilchrist said...

I dont have enuff time to be moderate...bring on the full bore!!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ahh moderation...boy it's such an easy word to say, but doing it..oh

Angie said...

Whatever, I am perfect at moderation. Or, I will be soon. Very soon.

Petraruns said...

Oh you make me laugh. Endurance athletes and moderation? Ha! But - I do agree that it is something I need to work on. Because I find it so hard..