You say alcohol, I say run
Mr The Rake likes to talk about alcohol as the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems. Like the dag I am, I think running is way better. The problems? Beware the injured runner. BUT you get the endorphin rush of an awesome, awesome workout. And you can casually drop into conversation that you’re just heading out or a lazy 20km, and people look at you with respect (or or begin to back away slowly).
This morning is a case in point. I have been feeling like shit all week. Everything’s been difficult, and the whole sleeping thing isn’t really working out for me.
So this morning, I decided to run 2 laps of the bay. If you don’t happen to live within 2km of my house, that means that I ran about 17km. And the rain was torrential. At some points the combination of wind and rain was so bad that I was running with my eyes shut. Can you just picture me there, on the bridge, running blindly into a headwind? Hot stuff. My soaked-through shorts were enjoying gravity as much as Yogi Bear loves a picnic.
Rain = no humidity, so it was the best run I’ve had in ages. And over 1 1/2 hours, the world’s woes cease to mean very much.
In sum; go run.
I am so sorry
To everyone who finds my blog by random search. It does, however, give us the chance to laugh at the things people search for. Over the past few weeks, people found Run with Kate by searching:
- coca cola shin splints
- drive thru bottle shop
- fat rhinos running
- hardcore onesies for men (I’m sorry, but that is an oxymoron. Fail).
- he’s gone because I’m busy (now I feel like a seriously bad girlfriend!)
- rake brochure (bahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha)
- sexual run group
- yolo killed my mother
Because it’s Saturday. And here are some brilliant bloggers to help you along. If you’re looking for something new in the health and fitness department, here are some of my favourites:
Stay all positive and sunshiney with Candy Fit – she’s all about lifting.
For runners, Cait Chock cannot be beat on runner knowledge. Get tips and awesome artwork.
Toronto Runner just lights up my life. Way too much positive energy there. And a budding marathoner!
Amy nourishes you – mind, body and soul. Get ridiculously tasty recipes with some runner love.
Want to laugh? Tri-Girl has a unique way of explaining her triathlon adventures.
Hollie cracks me up. Check out her very real approach to blogging life as a runner.
There are so many blogs out there to love. These are by no means the only ones to try. Every now and then, I’ll post a few more of my favourites.
Lazy rain running.