Running is always a good idea

Blogging before coffee leads to a lot of negative thoughts.  I must seem despondent to some of you!  I’m okay.  It’s been a tough week but I’m doing fine.  You learn to put on a good face, stand up straight, and fake it.  I think I’m pretty good at that.

That said, I met Jen for a run this morning and it was JUST what I needed.  It was the best run I’ve had all week—I didn’t start to feel nauseous until after 3 miles (heat nausea people) rather than the usual 2.  We had a great time chatting too, and I felt fantastic afterwards.  Then I was on twitter and saw THIS:


(sorry for no hyperlink, just a screenshot.  I need to do more research.)

I’m a running inspiration!  I was so flattered.  I suppose I would be better off if I didn’t compare myself to insane people like skinnyrunner and Mike and instead considered that running 4 to 5 times a week is probably pretty good, even if I’m not doing sub-7 minute miles or running 10 to 15 miles each time.  Then again, how many of you read my blog just waiting for the trainwreck?  I presume my neurotic personality is part of the appeal here…

Either way, thanks Maddie, for making my afternoon!  (#FF means “follow friday”, where you can recommend folks to follow on twitter.  I didn’t know that until very recently.)

Mike had to reschedule for tomorrow, so today is ending up being just a one workout day (no problem) which means I’ll have time to do a bit more practicing, once I get off the computer.  And Jen invited me to hang out with her tonight; we are meeting some other people in Maplewood.  I’ve got 4 new students to meet/teach first, so it should be a fun day.  And I completed my passport application.  I don’t know where we are going for honeymoon yet, but my passport expired, so now is a good time to get that ready, just in case.

So I am okay.

This is why I run.

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