They harvest insects here, do they not? For their honey? Do the bees know they make the honey for you? Or do they work tirelessly because they think it is their own choice? Have you ever noticed that, after hearing new word for the first time in your life, you’ll hear it again within twenty-four hours? Do you ever wonder why sometimes you see a single shoe on the road?
— from John Dies at the End. This is what I did today. Spent all day in bed sucked into the strange wormhole that is this book. And now, I’m feeling guilty for not doing anything. Time for a run. Too bad the bees are already asleep.
“If you run, you too probably have a love/hate relationship with it. I was afraid to admit this. But, most runners do love it and hate it.” — from the article.
I first saw this blog entry from a friend who posted it on Facebook and it was such a hilarious and true account of what it feels like to run, that I had to post it here. Also, because I started running again. Whee! Let’s see how long it lasts this time. 😉
And the pic of the running puppies? Nothing to do with the entry. They’re just cute!
[photo from gifstumblr.com]
An ode to running
April always makes me think of summer, no classes, beach and just having all the time in the world. That is, of course, the April of my childhood and that hasn’t been the case with my Aprils since I was, oh, 18 maybe, back in the Jurassic era! But so what, right? I still can dream of my perfect April/summer season in which all I need do is…
… read and make inroads into my book debt. In the pipeline this year: Stephen King’s 11/22/63, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Unholy Night both by Seth Grahame-Smith, in which the three wise men are protagonists in a sword-and-sandals epic — here’s an excerpt.And yes, The Hunger Games trilogy is also in this book debt. Argh!
… try and live lightly. I need a change in mindset and the article “The Elements of Living Lightly” perfectly encapsulates what needs to change in me: Think of nothing that happens as either good or bad. Stop judging, and stop expecting. It may not always work, but can’t hurt to try. At the very least, it presents you with a clean slate.
… eat right. And I need these portion plates to do that. OK, I don’t need these plates, but they’re just damn cute!
… need to run and walk more, so I need these Japanese sneakers with baked on soles in my life. And these Skechers running shoes.
… go somewhere, anywhere — preferably to a beach.
… or failing that, hole up this Holy Week to watch Game of Thrones, season 2! Here’s a refresher course.