Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tell me all about your pain.

Here's the thing. I have fallen into the trap of believing that running is an inherently selfish use of time and that there must be a dozen other things more important for me to be doing at the moment.

I have lost my sense of myself as a runner. Not sure what to do about that.

Temperature: 52°
Distance: 3.25 miles

My wife said, "If there is anyone who can be thought of as a runner, it is you." So that was good to hear.

Night Kitchen Years
Boombastic (159 bpm) - Shaggy
The Brooklynites - Soul Coughing
The Idiot Kings - Soul Coughing
Local God - Everclear
Cupid De Locke - Smashing Pumpkins
The Interlocutor - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Never Here - Elastica
Ball of Confusion - Duran Duran

In the fall of 1996, I weighed about this much. But I didn't run, and I was a smoker. I could not, then, have run 3.25 miles. This is important to remember.


Beedie said...

Very important to remember, and germane to your point about the tree ... she wrote cryptically.

Henrik said...

First off, love that picture, love that movie.
Secondly, interesting problem. I always feel better about myself on days I exercise and I feel like crap on days that a cold or a strain or work keeps me away. Your identification of yourself as a runner or not I understand. When you don't do that thing you do, what are you? Something else, I guess.