What was I thinking???

I don’t like the same-old, same-old running routes. I don’t like out-and-back running routes. I don’t like running in temperatures below zero. But more than any of that, I do NOT like running the treadmill! What was I thinking? After work Tuesday I headed to my moms fully intending on going for a 7 km run through the country. The days are starting to get longer, and even though it was freak nasty cold out, there were bright sun rays peaking through the hazed-over clouds; it seemed a perfect recipe for a late afternoon run. But, there were obstacles. I’ve been struggling with serious belly issues for about a week now, and when I got out of my car, ohmygawd!!! I swear to you I was nearly knocked  halfway into the farm fields like an old rag doll, the wind was so freaking fierce – and cold! Bloody hell it was …

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Fear and loathing

How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways… I loathe the way you stay in one place, no new sights to be seen around you, no fresh air blowing against my face, no colours, no thoughts, just the same box of images over and over again. I loathe the way you taunt me with your blinding bright red digits telling me just how long I’ve endured you; never as long as it feels. I loathe the way you pound on my joints, and the way you constantly try to push me off you; to date, only once successfully doing so. I loathe the way you’re always indoors, and almost always under a set of scorching hot spotlights. I loathe the way you attract the tortoise walkers and the cell phone talkers. I loathe the way you make me feel. I loathe your repetitive nature. I loathe you. YESTERDAY’S …

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