Saturday, August 19, 2006

Go find a new hero.

My friend and I ran 10 of our 18 miler and hung out at a coffeeshop for the rest of the time.

Right now, this is just one factor contributing to my overall bad mood. Every song on my playlist seems to be only two steps removed from some disappointment in my life.

Listening to: Elvis Costello - The Other Side of Summer (Despite the contradiction and confusion; Felt tragic without reason; Theres malice and theres magic in every season)

Don't comment. Just F-off.

- added later

Okay, maybe not everything in the world sucks. Today at the coffeeshop, we got to spend some time with one of our club's prime sources of inspiriation, Marcie, 82 year olds and still gets herself and her coffee to the marathon finish several times a year.

She told us a story about when she was in the hospital, and one of the nurses, who herself was already 50+ years old, remembered being taught in 6th grade by Marcie when she was a girl. Marcie asked her, "when you were in my class, did you ever think that there'd be a time in the future when you'd see my boobs?"

I think I'll be okay in a couple days. I had only 2 hours of sleep yesterday, although I did have fun on Friday, with some nice Chinese food, and kicking some peoples' asses in mini-golf.

Sorry about the F-off thing.


Barbara said...

Did your run get cut short because of rain/thunder/lightning?

So ya had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a run
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

(edited ever so slightly). The good side of this is you listened to a little Elvis Costello - that can't be an all bad day...

Keith said...

It did rain a little while we were having coffee.

Heather said...

You din't win by much Keith.....Watch out Buddha is watching! Almost ran 2 miles straight yesterday. You know for me that's good. Oh...Get to bed earlier next time!!!

Vic said...

no problem with the f-off thing. We all need to do that once in a while.

Humble Runner said...

Congrats. You win with Joe's 1/2 marathon time of 1:55:55. Email me with the details, so I can make good on the wager.

Humble Runner said...

Oh yeah, two other items:
1) No matter the wager, Joe's time was very impressive. WTG Joe!
2) Do you take third-party, out-of-state, bad checks?

Anonymous said...

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William "Bill" Cox
c/o General Delivery
The Moon