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January 19th, 2006

Lake Runner

Public Service Announcement: We’re interrupting our usual depressing programming to bring you this little bit of mirth. Further proof that just when life’s really got you down, God comes through to keep hope afloat.

So, I’m at the gym moments before spinning class is about to begin, and as I’m preparing to don my spiffy new cycling shoes I suddenly realize that I left my towel in the car. Since I just purchased a new pair of trainers last night, I figured I’d just give them a quick test run.

The moment I started running I realized something was going terribly right. I kept getting faster, and faster; I could hardly believe it. People… I’ve got WHEELS! My first time running apart from the treadmill was the most unbelievable feeling. As an asthmatic, I had given up on the idea that a sprint like that was possible for me.

In the past few months I’ve experienced amazing victories in the area of my physical fitness. Never before have I felt so much like an athlete! Feeling the cold wind chap my cheeks as I streaked back to my car at the speed of light just solidified that… I conquered one of the last remaining frontiers where I once felt powerless to make radical change.

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  • 1. BloodyWits  |  January 20th, 2006 at 1:20 am

    That’s awesome!

    I used to run track and exercise regularly…haven’t done either in about 4 years and now I’m a chain-smoker with a relatively sedentary lifestyle…sometimes I wonder if I’d be able to run more than a block or two without just keeling over. lol.

  • 2. LlamaKing  |  January 20th, 2006 at 3:13 am

    Congrats!!! I remember when I used to be able to run. It was always quite the feeling…

  • 3. Mr. LemurBoy  |  January 20th, 2006 at 8:20 am

    Way to go! Next time I head out that way, you and me are gonna hafta have a race 😉

    But what do you mean “cold wind”? You had a high of 56 degrees yesterday! That’s absolutely balmy! Calfornians. Sheesh 😈

  • 4. soapbox.SUPERSTAR  |  January 20th, 2006 at 8:30 am

    YAY YAY YAY!!!!

    That is REALLY awesome! Keep it up! :mrgreen:

  • 5. Shanni  |  January 20th, 2006 at 2:41 pm

    Wow – what a great feeling! That’s excellent.

  • 6. Salena  |  January 20th, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    That is fabulous!

  • 7. Nanette  |  January 22nd, 2006 at 11:07 am


    By the way, how were the spinning shoes? I’ve often thought about investing in some. Do they make a difference?

  • 8. 'Chele  |  January 22nd, 2006 at 3:25 pm

    Yeah, so much fun…

  • 9. Boudica of Suburbia  |  January 23rd, 2006 at 5:21 am

    Congratulations! I’m glad someone enjoys jogging!

    No really, well done.

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