Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Not a Lying Tabloid

So as part of The New Accountability, in which I stop slacking and start working out, I was going to post every day this week starting with Saturday.

Hmmm. So far, not so good.

Of course, since I’m the only one who knew about The New Accountability, I could have just posted today pretending that it was a normal week, and no one would have been the wiser. But that would have only compounded the failure, I think.

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Actually, what I wanted to do was borrow a digital camera from work to take with me to my 16 mile run, so I could post pictures from before (looking fabulous) and after (positively stunning). Plus, I was going to send an update to all the fabulous people who contributed to the Leukeuma and Lymphoma Society on my behalf. But then I forgot to get the camera.

So, instead I thought I would paint a picture with my words…

.... but that sounded like a lot of work. Let's just say that I survived quite well.

Also? I’m in love. Head over heels, giddy with excitement in love. I thought I had it good before, but that was only because I never knew how good it could be.

Here’s a picture.

Wait, you knew I was talking about shoes, right?

I bought these last week, after trying on every single pair of stability shoes in the store. The salesman was fantastically nice, despite the fact that I came in right before closing, and was as high maintenance as I’ve ever been. Of course, I ended up buying the world’s most expensive shoes (if running shoes can cost more than $120, I don’t want to know) so I guess I made it worth his while.

My knees have never been happier. The whole rest of me was sore after Saturday’s run, but the Jens, they were singing a happy song.

So, as of Saturday morning, I have checked off one more box on the Checklist o’ Fear (to borrow a phrase from a friend). Only two more scary new distances to go.

Oh yeah. And the marathon.

1 Comments:

Anonymous BD said...

I knew it, I knew it. You so rock!

Cool about the shoes. There's nothing better than finding the RIGHT pair. I had the same experience with mine.

Only two more distances? You already know you can finish the marathon, right? I mean if you can do 16 miles, then the marathon is achievable. I truly believe that.

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