My intention was to run and make a Running Commentary post. I did run. I ran for 30 minutes. Now I am just too damn tired to write about it. Well, maybe I can manage a paragraph or two.
The weather report this morning called for scattered rain with occasional thunderstorms this afternoon. I was not concerned about that. I figured I could run in place on the mini-tramp. While I ran, I would watch the silent movie, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring John Barrymore. I just finished reading a biography of John Barrymore, and I have that movie in one of my DVD horror collections. Doesn’t that sound awesome? Watching an old horror movie with a thunderstorm going on outside. That would rock!
AAAaaand, no thunderstorm. Not even any rain. It was, in fact, pretty good weather to run outdoors. It was warm enough for shorts and short sleeves, and cloudy enough not to be too hot. I actually prefer running outdoors to running on the mini-tramp, even with something good on TV. I did not even have to talk myself into it (or avoid talking myself out of it). I had gone two days without running and did not want to make it three. I even have it in my head to see how many days in a row I can run, starting today. I’ll let you know how that works out.
So I ran and it did not go too badly. It went slowly, or rather I went slowly. I petted two dogs, both being walked by the same person. They were beautiful animals, a red retriever (that’s not right; what is the red kind called?) and a German shepherd (this is really going to bug me, what are those red retrievers called?) (Wait a minute! They’re not retrievers at all: they are Irish Setters!) (what a moron I am!).
Incidentally, still working on having my act together, I had a load of laundry in the washer while I ran. I feel I should just mention, however, that the room I was determined to clean up a little at a time now is looking beautiful, thanks to the efforts of my husband, Steven and not to my meager exertions.
Speaking of meager exertions, I see I am over 350 words on this blog post. My real Running Commentary posts tend to run longer than than, but I don’t think we can call this a Running Commentary. However, I believe we can call it a blog post, and I declare that not too bad for a Non-Sequitur Thursday.