Thursday, August 07, 2008

Thoughts Of A Forty-Something Dude Who Just Took Up Running...

As I've posted in the past, I've recently started hitting the bricks again. Sometimes the strangest things go through my brain housing group as I pound out the miles -- such as; "The endorphins just kicked in. Either that, or I'm having a heat stroke."

"Hail Mary, full of grace..."

"I'm sweating so bad, it looks like I just pissed myself. But why would I take a piss in my running shorts? That's what the shower is for."

"Remember Kev, 'what does not kill you will only make you stronger'. But someday, one of these runs will kill me."

[In reference to running in Southern weather that's much like a sauna bath] "This weather's a crime against humidity."

"I can hold it... I can hold it... I can hold it."

"Well, this beats the shit outta bein' dead."


Blogger mig said...

Come Dither, Come Dather,
it's the 3 o'clok slather

9:58 AM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

For bodily training is of little profit, while godliness is profitable in all respects, since it has the promise of the present life as well as of that which is to come. (1Tim. 4:8)

11:01 AM  
Blogger JACK said...

I've been there. Ran (and LOVED it!) for years and swam in between. I was a machine, (ALMOST) to Marine Corps level!

Then I hit 50.
Rotor cuff surgery (ah, all that swimming and lifting) and had my right knee replaced. Now my doctor tells me my cholesterol is too high and I need to lose weight.

Proving, yet again, that no good deed goes unpunished! JUST BE CAREFUL!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

"Well, this beats the shit outta bein' dead."

you SURE about that?

1:44 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Hey Cavey, try this: Find yourself a hill or a mound and run up that. First just jog, then walk down slowly. Repeat. Then light sprint, walk down. Repeat until you can't...and given your condition don't over do it. Also do the longer distance jog/walks, just not at the same time as the uphill training.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

Umm. Walking might be a better start.

8:02 AM  
Blogger byronfrombyron said...

How about not treating Nietzsche like a legitimate source of thought for someone devoted to God?

4:59 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

You're right BFB, that was indeed Nietzsche that stated what does not kill us will be stronger. That doesn't necessarily make me a devotee of him.

It does mean that whatever doesn't kill me will make me stronger. Period. No hidden agenda here.

As far as Nietzsche is concerned, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

Speaking of physical fitness, how is your brother-in-law coming around Cave?

10:34 AM  

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