On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Friday, March 18, 2011

Who has two thumbs, went out last night, and then forgot to update her blog? This one right here!

Yeah. I may have had a beer or three, but at least they weren't green. And I still got up at 5:30 to run this morning. (True, I did come home post-run and fall back to sleep, reawakening at 10:30. But still.)

Some photos, in lieu of content. I want to get more readers by showing you pictures of what I eat, which seems to be the norm on running blogs. Just kidding. No, I don't. I don't eat well. We had ribs. You can use your imagination. They were good.

Me, needing more beer
Renee, with beer

Me eating chocolate fondue and not
looking at the camera because the flash
on the iphone 4 is blindingly bright.
If you're the curious sort or are really bored at work and want to read more about me running, you can click over to my friend Carla's post about her NYC trip a while back. I would ask her to stop taking pictures of me from behind, but I'm okay with most of the photos since I look oddly busty in them. Carla is very nice to me in her post. I think she doesn't realize exactly how dead serious I was when I said I was coming to visit her in Manila sometime soon. The joke is on her when she regrets extending the invitation!


  1. When you have chocolate fondue with someone other than me, it feels like you are cheating. I know that doesn't make any sense, but it's how I feel. (sniff sniff...)

    In other news, I'm going to run tomorrow for the first time in 10 days. I'm REALLY embracing the taper leading up to my 30K.