Fudgebudget

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Aspiration, fartleks, and more running non-sequitors

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Two weeks ago, I aspirated a moth while running. Because I was in a timed speed interval, I coughed it out, kept running, and when I passed back by the dead winged monster on a walking interval, I took a break to say, “SUCK IT, BITCH, I WIN.”

I think I started doing fartleks because the word “fartlek” is fun to say out loud, but those are actually fun. For years, I’ve had a recurring dream that I forget how to run and can’t make myself do it, so there is something very freeing about sprinting.

Sometimes I listen to music or an audiobook while I run, but often I run or walk with nothing on and keep my headphones on so that I have an excuse not to talk to the people who try to chat on the trails. Why would I want to chat with someone who is literally going 1/3 of my speed with an obnoxious leashed chihuahua? Unless you’re giving me a “GO BLUE” while I’m running in a Michigan shirt, I don’t want to talk to you. My face is red, there is sweat everywhere, I’m out of breath, and I’m on a timed interval schedule, but I still heard you say, “Well then, just ignore the people trying to talk to you.” Thanks, I will continue to do that.

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July 8, 2012 at 6:07 am

Sleep Fail

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… and then I was awake until 2am (which hasn’t happened in MONTHS.  DAMMIT I WAS JUST STARTING TO FEEL LIKE A FUNCTIONAL ADULT), and then I woke up again at 5:30 feeling like, well, ass.  So semi-conscious me got in a hot bath in the dark for a bit, then back to bed, and then I screamed at the alarm clock when it went off to go running.  (Well, I screamed in my head – if I actually did all of the things that I think about, I’m pretty sure the Boyfriend would KNOW that I’m insane instead of just thinking it sometimes.)

I have spent a lot of time bathing in the dark lately.  I like it.

*Requires audience participation.  Go run some water for the full effect.

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