Going The Distance…The Good Eggs Of The World….
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
I live by this. I like to think of myself as a “good egg” who unfortunately is slightly cracked. Nothing wrong with that right? I embrace my crackness! It makes me who I am and different from everybody else. Sometimes, I even eat that cracked egg in the carton. Add some cheese and a vegetarian sausage and you’ve got yourself a post run treat!
I also know for a fact that all my RBF or BRF well blogger running friends and buddies, your all “good eggs”. I don’t know what it is about runners. I’ve never met a runner I didn’t like. EVAH! I love the quirkiness and the intensity that all of us share. I love how each and every one of us good eggs are so supportive of each other. Cheering each other on no matter what. I love that shit. I eat it up along with an egg or two.
Non-runners JUST.DON’T.GET.US. do they? Do they? I can talk for hours to Ted about running stats and fartleks and GU and all sorts of stuff. Engage a non-runner in that sort of conversation and in a matter of moments I am hearing the sighing and yawning and uh huhs. Sure, non runners are “good eggs” too. Some of my best friends are non-runner good eggs, but I still love to talk running with runners. They get it. I get it.
So, I went for my last (hopefully) Xray yesterday on my 12 week old broken toe. I had no idea what I would see. In the meantime, I was handed these fabulous paper slippers which are all the rage I hear. What do you think?
Nice right? So, the news was good. IMHO anyway. Dr. Toe asked me to hop off the table, and as I did I made sure not to break any toes, and he pointed to something on the Xray I hadn’t seen before. Bone filling into the separation. Not a lot but enough that I saw it and he saw it. And I think 4 eyes seeing the same thing makes it real.
So, now I am running with sheer joy. Just being out there makes me happy. It is a special thing. To run. To be moving. Sensational.
“Good eggs” each and every one of you, I love you!!
I am rooting for Hall – I am rooting for Goucher BUT mostly I am rooting for all the great bloggers out there running Boston on Monday!! Run the race of your life guys!
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!! I am feeling the excitement just thinking about it and I will be watching on TV.
My run yesterday:
4-16-09 5 miles 49.03 9.49 min/mile 595 calories burned
|MILE||PACE (MIN/MILE)||SPEED (MPH)||ELEVATION
|ACTUAL||+/- AVG||ACTUAL||+/- AVG|
|1||9′ 42||-0′ 07||6.2||+0.1||+3 ft|
|2||9′ 42||-0′ 07||6.2||+0.1||-3 ft|
|3||10′ 02||+0′ 13||6.0||-0.1||+3 ft|
|4||9′ 49||+0′ 00||6.1||-0.0||0 ft|
|end||10′ 00||+0′ 11||6.0||-0.1||0 ft|
|Versus average of 9′ 49 min/mile: Slower Faster|
he’s going for speed.
she’s all alone
all alone in her time of need.
because he’s racing and pacing and plotting the course,
he’s fighting and biting and riding on his horse,
he’s going the distance.