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"

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I don't have anything to say.

I haven't blogged in a while because I don't have anything to say. It's kind of that simple.

Actually, I do have a few things to say, but I haven't had the time. But "soon I'm going to blog about x, y, and z" is the second most annoying thing to read on a blog (the first being, "sorry I haven't blogged in a while").

So maybe after work goes quiet, or maybe after I remember that running can be fun and good and not always a terrible sweaty humid mess that leaves your legs feeling like jello on an easy training run, maybe I'll blog again that day.

In the meantime, here's a 15 minute video about Jenny Barringer Simpson that you should watch. She and I have the same hot pink sports bra (we're basically the same person, therefore).


  1. I usually do not bother with videos that last longer than about two minutes but I watched THE WHOLE THING. I have followed Jenny B since her high school Footlocker days back on Dyestat. So many of those other athletes in my age group from high school burned out or stopped running or what have you. It's been fun to watch Jenny still going strong.

    1. I AGREE!!! I never watch youtube videos but I watched the entirety of this one, too. She's pretty awesome.

  2. Me neither. We're crappy bloggers. Boo us!

  3. I had to watch that whole vid too. Jenny is so awesome and I love just watching her run. She has a beautiful body!

    I hope you have a fun or easy (or both) run soon!