Wednesday, October 27, 2004

26.2

The guy in the office cubical diagonal to me is running the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday. It makes me feel so fat and lazy. Last August I decided I would train for and run the Philadelphia marathon. With my longest run ever before that being about 5 miles, it was one of the most difficult things I'd ever done. 3+ months of running 4-5 days a week, 15-40 miles a week. This fall the most productive thing I've done has been installing a storm door on my (and my girlfriend's) house. Last fall I would wake up on a Sunday morning and go for a 10-20 mile run before I went and got drunk for the Eagles game. This year, I skip the run and indulge in excessive amounts of beer. When you check one of the things on your "Life's Goals" list off (skydive, check; run a marathon, check), is it supposed to eventually make you feel lazy and bored? I should revise my list to include things that actually do make you lazy and fat. Eat an entire xtra-large pizza in one sitting. Participate in a hot dog eating contest. Sleep for 24 straight hours. Spend one weekend without getting off the sofa for any reason other than to use the toilet.

1 comment:

The Pink Kitty said...

I think everyone should have a "lazy to-do" list. Mine would include:
_ Not go to work (can't check that one for today)
_ Nap (check, and at my desk to boot!)
_ Eat (check)
_ Drink beer and hopefully watch the Boston Red Sox win agian
_ Scratch my belly for a whole 5 minutes
_ Eat a Krispe Kreme donut. Do NOT go and get donut, have donut brought to you.

You get the idea. We should compare lazy lists