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Subject:Dear conscience, and a story
Time:11:09 pm
I went to the gym and ran tonight-- W3D2 is done. My heart wasn't in it quite as much as it has been on previous days, but I got through it and then some-- I tacked on a two-minute fast run at the end. I left my headphones at home, so I wound up watching whatever was on the TV at the gym. The irony of staring at the Food Network while running was not lost on me, and I felt like a greyhound chasing a rabbit-- "Faster! Faster! If I run fast enough I can catch Alton Brown's souffle!."

Or maybe it was, "if you didn't eat so much of this stuff, running wouldn't be so bloody hard."

On the way home, I stopped at the grocery store to clean up the odds and ends that were on my shopping list. My cashier was an older Asian woman, probably Chinese. She scanned while I did the debit card drill and didn't pay much attention to the goings-on. Then she asked for ID.

I did a mental doubletake. I'd considered buying a bottle of wine, but decided against it, and I was almost certain there was no alcohol in my cart. "Really? Why?"

She held up a bottle of Nyquil. "You have to be 18 to buy this." Ummmmm, yeah. I'm going to be 45 in nine days. People tell me I don't look that old, but I can't remember the last time anyone questioned my legal status to drink, let alone consume an over-the-counter cold remedy.

I extended my drivers' license, and a wave of embarrassment crossed her face. "Umm, your hair. I guess... I thought..."

She neglected to ask me whether I needed help getting groceries to my car, which was probably a wise move on her part.
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jellymillion
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Time:2009-11-14 12:40 pm (UTC)
We all look alike to them. Irony indeed.
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ronsrants
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Time:2009-11-14 01:56 pm (UTC)
Why is it that people who do C25k feel the need to go beyond the boundaries of the program and do more?

-R
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-14 05:10 pm (UTC)
I've always been a fucking overachiever, OK?

It's just always involved words and numbers before, not athletic shoes.
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ronsrants
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Time:2009-11-14 06:21 pm (UTC)
Pffft!

Just be careful you don't overachieve yourself into an injury. :) The system works if you follow it.

-R
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-14 07:25 pm (UTC)
I'm not too worried about it. If an extra two minutes of running means the difference between not injuring myself and injuring myself, then I'm already too close to the edge. Of course, my being too close to the edge isn't terribly improbable.
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loser_variable
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Time:2009-11-14 02:43 pm (UTC)
There's also the irony of driving somewhere to run on a coal powered simulated sidewalk ;-) I always figure the aliens will boggle over that one when they arrive in a year or two.

Great job with C25K, keep going!
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gunga_galunga
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Time:2009-11-14 03:36 pm (UTC)
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freelikebeer
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Time:2009-11-14 04:41 pm (UTC)
Hahaahahhhahahahaaahhhahahaahhahahaahahaha
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gunga_galunga
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Time:2009-11-14 03:37 pm (UTC)
I thought of you when I went for a run the other night. It was dark and I tripped on a bit of uneven sidewalk and only my cat like reflexes saved me from a nasty spill.
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freelikebeer
Subject:So, uhh, ...
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Time:2009-11-14 04:41 pm (UTC)
how are the scrapes?
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gunga_galunga
Subject:Didn't actually fall
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Time:2009-11-14 04:45 pm (UTC)
my cat like reflexes saved me from a nasty spill.
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freelikebeer
Subject:I thought you were telling a joke
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Time:2009-11-14 04:54 pm (UTC)
my cat like reflexes

... :)
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gunga_galunga
Subject:Re: I thought you were telling a joke
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Time:2009-11-14 05:00 pm (UTC)
I kind of was. I hardly have cat like reflexes, but I managed to stumble for about ten feet before regaining my balance without smacking my face on the sidewalk.
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ronsrants
Subject:Re: I thought you were telling a joke
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Time:2009-11-14 06:22 pm (UTC)
I've done that. Saved my face, but wrenched my back.

-R
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-14 05:11 pm (UTC)
See? This is why the great outdoors is evil!
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ronsrants
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Time:2009-11-14 06:22 pm (UTC)
I've also managed to slip and fall off a treadmill. But I've got special talent.

-R
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adbjupe
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Time:2009-11-14 06:27 pm (UTC)
Multitalented, I'd say
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wench33
Subject:I just turned 41 last month
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Time:2009-11-16 07:57 pm (UTC)
I got carded by the new girl at my local liquor store the other day. After laughing and handing her my ID she says " You have a really young face".

I said "Now if I only had the really young ass to go with it, I'd be set!" She died laughing.
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