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Aimlessly She Floats

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After today's 3 miles, I have some renewed vigor in my running. Not much, but some. I don't know what I thought it would "mean" to become a runner...but I did have a certain picture in my mind, maybe a picture of a greyhound. A determined breed with a constant eye towards the stuffed rabbit that would always be just out of reach. I figured that much running would make me sleek too....

But instead, I find myself floating from run to run. And gaining weight (uggh!). Not that I mind terribly - but it's made me rethink this whole routine. I need to add a little more strength training in my core and a little less cupcakes in my meal.

As a result of all this floating, I broke down and bought two things that make me feel very 'humeric'*** One: Nike running shoes. I'm not fond of the Nike brand. Nike appears too big and too false for my liking. They talk like a grassroots company...grassroot companies don't turn the profits that Nike does. Also, I never found that their shoes fit me well. With the help of the sales guy, I became enchanted with a pair of fuscia pink and white shoes. Turns out I needed a size 11 - thus identifying the top reason why their shoes never fit me well. I bask in the pink neon glow of these shoes. I ask for a moment of silence in their behalf......

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Moment over. Two: a runner's magazine. I read it and felt dirty how much insight it gave me. All those years of thinking runners are downright sadistic group and I sat down and devoured Runner's World like it was going out of season. The tips, the advice, the new stretches. Heaven. Articles about running in the heat. Commiseration on feeling dehydrated.

Hey you 13 miles on Saturday....I'm coming to getcha!

***Humeric: this is my own made up word = generic + human. I believe this is the kind of human who buys things because a commercial on tv told them it would make them happy or wears fake Louis Vuitton because...well I don't even know why someone would want to do that! In essence, a human that has been bred to consume.

The Basics:
Todays Run: 3 miles
How was it: humid, sweaty
Next Run: Saturday, 13 miles
Charity: Girls in the Game
Donate: My Cause

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Hope the weather is cool on Saturday.

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