Thursday, December 14, 2006

I Have Joined the Dark Side

In my youth (that is, ten years ago, when I was but a wee mite) I ran three miles a day. Then there were injuries, and pain, and much limping. Upon the advice of friends, I gave it over in favor of being able to walk up stairs.

Mr. S, who is still robotically training for a marathon, used to go to the gym with me, but not so much now. Then I don’t go the gym, not least because I don’t want to be mugged, shot, or otherwise assaulted. Then I whine about being a huge, pallid slug.

You see where this is going, don’t you?

Yes, I have taken up running. At 6:30 in the morning (we are working up to 6). I get up before sunrise to go run around in painful little circles with my darling robot. Behold: what Zappos told me my new shoes would look like, and also my artistic rendering of what they look like FIRST THING IN THE BLOODY MORNING.

But heck, it's no more head-beating-against-wall-painful than dealing with my lab. And the endorphins do feel good.


  1. Anonymous5:48 PM

    wow, I'm so impressed - I have completely failed at running although my Mr. S is coming up on 1300 km this year. Props to you!

  2. Anonymous3:36 AM

    Hey. I've done the halfmarathon and that was great, once you get over the pain of running in the begining of training. I don't like running when its dark though. Good Luck and motivation.

  3. Anonymous9:33 AM

    Oh man! I've got to start running again or something. I too used to be quite the, not so much. Sending you lots of motivation and hoping some rubs off on me!

  4. Oh, I don't know about being impressed. It's more like: run or hate yourself. Cheers!

    NSLS, here's sending some motivation back to you. :) Hey, if I can do it, you can do it.

  5. Anonymous10:18 AM

    You're right. I just need to get my butt in gear. I need a routine...preferably one that doesn't involve getting up at 6:30am. I have free time during the day, I just have to get going. I'll keep you posted. :) Thanks!

  6. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Add me to the "so impressed" list, I always tell myself I should go running, but then it doesn't happen.


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