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"If I used being busy as an excuse not to run

Saturday, June 30, 2012

i'd never run again. I have only a few reasons to keep on running, and a truckload of them to quit. All I can do is keep those few reasons nicely polished."
from Haruki Marukami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, p 73 (Vintage).
quite an interesting book. su & liz, you will both like it, i think.
tomorrow's the race i'm not running. but i hope i will be able to run again this week, and after the first week, i have kept in shape and worked out pretty well for someone not supposed to run. how weird that i have a real excuse and don't want it. what a different person i have become. actually, not so different. except for liking endorphins and looking in mirrors sometimes and thinking about something nice to wear when i go out. oh and when i had company for dinner the other night, i wore something nice enough (ok, a green & white striped tshirt, but pretty) that i pulled out an apron to put over it. haven't put on an apron for years. usually i just drape myself in a dishtowel.
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    I've used the busy excuse too. haven't really surfaced from huge workload plus other stuff that takes over. Will start reading about running. Am feeling extremely lethargic at the moment. have been doing some st though, but not a lot. need to work on my mental attitude. not too good...
    2449 days ago
    I love aprons!! I always feel so domestic when I wear one.
    2455 days ago
    hey, if we're going to be addicts, may as well be to running and exercise! i know what you mean. we've been driving to our running spot lately (they've been doing roadwork on the road by our house, which is a great excuse for avoiding the steep hills), and my insistence on running slowly has finally sunk in to DH who will now agree with me that a run was "great - can't wait until we do it again" instead of phew, something to get over with, like the dentist. no excuses here!

    you'll be back on the road again, one foot in front of the other before you know it - and you've done a terrific job of staying in shape while letting yourself heal. looking forward to that book, i'll give it a try!
    2455 days ago
    Oh, you make me laugh! I bet the apron looked much more flattering than the dishtowel.

    I hope the transition back into running goes really well for you!
    2455 days ago
    2455 days ago
    Sounds like an interesting book! emoticon
    2455 days ago
  • CELLO23
    You're doing really well to cope with that disruption. Love Murakami's idea of keeping the few ideas well polished... definitely guilty of using that 'busy' excuse. Thanks for reminder! Here's to keeping in shape! emoticon
    2455 days ago
  • SALEX52
    change can be wonderful, can't it?
    2455 days ago
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