Monday, November 26, 2007

I want to relax! Quickly!

Often people look me meaningfully in the eye, put their hand on my shoulder and say in the voice usually reserved for the severely ill: 'Why don't you take up meditating? Or yoga?' And they give me a little tap on the shoulder.

But just the thought of meditating or yoga is enough to give me a rush of adrenaline. The idea to sit somewhere quietly makes me want to scream.

Luckily running is a form of meditation! The repeating movement of legs and feet have a meditative effect, and fresh air and nature have a calming effect too.

So I'll just run my impatience and stress out of me, and run my way to rest.

Because I do want to relax more, but quickly!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lying

Sometimes I go for a run and my feet are dragging, I'm bored and all I want to do is go home. Those are the days when senior citizens pass me by, as do toddlers on their tricycles. A little voice inside of me keeps whispering: 'Why don't you go home! Then you can eat that big mars bar. You know you want to!'

But I know that little voice and I know it's not too bright. So I say reassuringly: 'I'll just run to that tree over there, and then we'll go home.' And once I've reached that tree I say: 'So, now I'll just run to that lovely tree over there, and then we'll call it quits.'

This way I lie and cheat my way fifteen minutes from home and then I whisper: 'Well, it'll take fifteen minutes to get home. We might as well run.' And since the stupid voice wants nothing more than to lie down on the couch it agrees. After all: running is faster than walking.

Although honesty is the best policy, sometimes lying gets your further.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Tip

Don't go running when you've just dyed your hair! For a minute there I thought I was literally sweating blood, sweat and tears, when I saw red droplets on my arms. With red dye trickling down my face I hastily ran home, hoping no one would see the evidence that I'm definitely not a natural redhead.

At home I quickly took a shower to wash away the evidence.

From now on I'll live my life as a brunette.