Tuesday, March 25, 2008

lets get dirty.

Hey America, how are you?

Let me tell you something America, and please know that I'm talking directly to you, and only to you. Nobody else is included, not even England or Canada, or anybody else. You look good.

I'd like to talk about my running. Let's get dirty and let it all hang out. My motivation for running is a bit low at the moment. I go through some periods of enthusiasm, and I strung together a small (12 day) running streak that ended last week. I found a nice race called the Flying Monkey Marathon that I think I can get excited about, but it comes in fits and starts for now.

The point I want to make is that, life is difficult for a young and healthy white man. Who is there to feel my pain? Nobody cares what we do, since we're young and healthy. If we train like crazy and run a marathon, it doesn't mean that much because we're young and healthy, and that kind of thing should be no problem for us. And things are especially problematic for young and healthy men like me who are generally well below average in athletic endeavors. A couple years ago, I trained like crazy and even ran every single day for more than six months and I ran a marathon in 4:17, and a half marathon in 1:49. These times were great for me and I'm proud of them, but they're below average for someone my age.

But what people don't know about me, is that I've had a bone in my leg since the day I was born. I don't like to talk about it since I don't really want any pity. Please consider that when you see my race times. I'm doing all this with a bone the size of a full-grown ferret in my right leg.

Thanks for your time.
Love, Keith.

21 comments:

Crosstrain said...

Think Pub Crawl. August. Train for it.

K said...

Thank goodness for bones in our legs and gummy bears at the finish line...

shakie said...

I hope you inherited more from me than that pesky bone! I suppose its our way of standing alone in the croud!

shakie said...

Not sure if the R was supposed to be a L or the U was supposed to be a W.I hope spelling does'nt count

Katy said...

when i'm low on smiles, i come read your blog. you crack this young and healthy white girl up!

Jessica, a Austin Runner AND triathlete said...

i miss ya keith!

Trent said...

Hey, Trent here, the RD for the Flying Monkey Marathon. We'd love to see you this Fall and training is overrated anyway. The flying monkeys pick off all the fast runners, so it is best just to hang out with the pack and enjoy the hills.

Art Mama said...

Yeah, I feel your pain. I've got at least one bone in each of my legs too.

From your fan, Julianne, in Christchurch New Zealand. (Just refound the cool postcard)

David said...

I hope all is going good. As to running, sometimes a change of pace is good (no pun etc.) Don't forget to keep TIR 2009 on your calendar!

WalkSports.com said...

Hope you are simply mired in your studies! Trust you're still a go for TIR '09. :)

poorwayfaringstranger said...

it's been a long time since you're blog, hope your still running

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Al said...

Great posting. As for your times...you beat EVERYONE who's sitting on the couch. And, like the great philosopher Stongbad says, "You just keep doing your thing, man!"

Race times? Sure it's fun to PR, beat the other runner, etc., but I think the main thing is just being out there, being active and feeling good (well, once you recover from the run :-).

You have my full admiration...I've never done a full marathon, halfs are plenty long for me. So, good on you!

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