Monday, 3 December 2007

Jogging again

A great run on Saturday and not just because the road to Malpas is so beautiful, but because it only took 37 minutes, another PB! (that's shorthand for personal best, a thing we runners say). And the satisfaction of standing around at the end waiting for my mates, who only 6 months ago were very much faster than me. Now they mutter about injuries, feeling a bit sick, etc. I try to look sympathetic. Not smug at all.

But can it last?. Will Hutton writes in this weeks Observer that most people who loose weight put it all back on again. He's joined weight watchers, but I don't think I'm enough of a team player for that. See I'm permanently starving and what reasons are there not to have a little mid morning snack?. Health?, that's a bit of a lottery. Being a bit quicker on a Saturday? nice but not that important. And I'll need more than a couple of inches off my waist to suddenly become attractive to women. It's more about self image anyway, so I'm doing it for myself and myself is increasingly thinking that a little mid morning snack is more fun than loose jeans.

And Christmas is coming.

3 comments:

PJ said...

"And the satisfaction of standing around at the end waiting for my mates, who only 6 months ago were very much faster than me. Now they mutter about injuries, feeling a bit sick, etc. I try to look sympathetic. Not smug at all."

Hmmm. We'll see

Rob Nolan said...

BS texted excuses today, might feel able tomorrow!

bypass said...

Persil doesn't quite see it that way!