Tuesday, June 28, 2005
This weekend we went to a big family reunion on Long Island. It wasn't as big as least year, maybe 150 people showed up. It's an all day Sunday thing, so we went and ate breakfast and then we went to sing at a nursing home. I wrote up a little something to post on the way home, I'll try to post it later. It's just so long (yeah right, why did I call it a 'little something'????) and I'm not sure it's organized that well. Just a bunch of thoughts.
For those of you that might be interested, I've been running for over a month and have lost 10 lbs. I'm really not trying to anymore. I gave up dieting after the first few hours and figured if I was meant to be fat, then I was. But running is different. It's a challenge. It's something tangible. During the first few weeks I complained to a friend that I couldn't even run a mile without stopping, and he said "Sure you can. Just make a goal and stick to it." I ended up running a whole mile the next day. Part of it is mental, but there is the problem that no matter how mentally prepared you are to run a few miles without stopping, it may be hard on your body - harder than you can handle. I recall the runner who ran from one ancient city to another (to Greece, perhaps?) to convey the message of victory and after he delivered the message, he keeled over, dead. Well, I doubt I'm going to run hard enough to keel me over, but too often I feel nauseated and have to walk. Well, I was supposed to go right out the door this morning, but I stopped because the computer was sitting there unused and I remembered I needed to write something. G'bye!