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went for a short run with kt on saturday morning. i now find it impossible to walk down hills or stairs without wondering when my quads are going to give way and send me into a free fall tumble.

later that saturday we wandered around barnes & noble for a week or two and found ourselves sufficiently overwhelmed by the choices before us. neither of us got anything at all, aside from highly randomized factoids that may be of great use in a game of trivial pursuit, or an appearance on jeopardy. surprisingly, i was most amused/fascinated by one of those astrological sign books, if only for the fact that it was almost frightening once we figured out what our signs really were.

i'm intrigued, in an odd sort of way. any thoughts? for your own amusement, you can say that i'm full of b.s., and it turns out that might be true... says this taurus.

update: just. went. down. three. flights. of. stairs. what. was. i. thinking. no tumbles, but anyone watching would immediately suspect drunkenness, given the flailing legs and clutching of the handrails.

Posted on Monday, August 21, 2006 at 03:33PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments13 Comments

Reader Comments (13)

I'm a leo, which always reminds me:

Leo Lion likes licking lemon lollipops.
Aug 21, 2006 at 04:00PM | Unregistered Commenterpatrick
i'm pretty solidly an aquarius. the key word being 'eccentric' fits fairly well. eh, i just mostly find it amusing.
and ouch on the legs.
Aug 21, 2006 at 04:50PM | Unregistered Commentermar
oooh, now you're getting into the black arts....

and the UPDATE is killing me here.
Aug 22, 2006 at 08:53AM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
i'll be picking up my ouija board soon.

and i can walk without grimacing today.
Aug 22, 2006 at 09:03AM | Registered Commentermdog
Sounds like you're really getting into running. You should come out to the Ridges next Monday night. Beth and Jennifer are both doing it now.
Aug 22, 2006 at 09:11AM | Unregistered Commenterjared
yeah, it really sounds like i'm getting into running.


running with groups is not appealing to this loner. i don't need to do everything, with everyone, all the time.
Aug 22, 2006 at 09:24AM | Registered Commentermdog
Mdog: you should try running at the Ridges sometime. It's not quite the group experience you imagine. Everyone runs at their own pace, and if you don't want to run with someone, go faster/slower than that person. My first few times out were completely solo. Though I've also come to enjoy running with people (something I really didn't think I'd like) because I will push myself harder to keep running if someone else is there. Plus, it's a very scenic place to run.

And I can totally relate to the feeling like your muscles are going to collapse...I hobbled around like a little old lady for the first two days after my first time running...

As far as my astrological sign goes....yeah, the description of a Pisces is pretty accurate for me.
Aug 22, 2006 at 10:48AM | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
i've done the running thing. track, cross country. so i know what i need and i'm selective about running partners. i've walked the ridges a million times and am quite aware of its beauty.
Aug 22, 2006 at 10:59AM | Registered Commentermdog
mdog: I'm impressed by your running resumé. Perhaps it's just as well that you don't want to run on the Ridges Monday evenings....Not getting lapped gives me the illusion of speed ;-)
Aug 22, 2006 at 11:51AM | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Why did you run again? Was someone chasing you both with a gun?
Aug 22, 2006 at 03:43PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
yeah, paul. i'm with you. i only run when chased & as per last night, i don't run very fast. ;)
Aug 22, 2006 at 04:24PM | Unregistered Commentermar
with maria, there is ALWAYS more than meets the eye.
Aug 23, 2006 at 10:44AM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
Aug 23, 2006 at 11:05AM | Registered Commentermdog

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