Less running, more flying

I started a fab new job this week. On Friday when I left for the weekend, I felt as though I had run a marathon, but without the red-faced shame (I hope) or the medal. (There may have been a banana.) Still, I decided it was all part of my running “training.” So, this is what it feels like …

Anyway, in the absence of stories involving new running shoes or random bulk purchases made by Hubby, I thought I’d share this old-but-great Natalie Dee cartoon (nataliedee.com). It speaks to me in many ways. (The reference to tights makes me think of my trusty CW-X beauties and their circulation-stymying properties. Also, I believe she may be on to something with that cape.)

Anxiety Girl

Her outfit looks suspiciously like my absurd winter running uniform.

More 52 Weeks, 52 Runs shenanigans in the next few days. I’m running the first of the Wild Rover Series in Haverhill, MA, tomorrow. There will be beer.


10 responses to “Less running, more flying

  1. I think I had a similar moment of anxiety when SCUBA diving a few years ago. I was wearing a wetsuit a size too small and that combined with my natural nerves about disappearing under the surface of the water meant I stayed on the surface in a little boat, trying to overcome seasickness by focusing on the horizon. Needless to say, it didn’t work and I still blame the wetsuit.

    I now own a wetsuit and have dived over 50 times. However, if conditions aren’t good, anxiety will strike. Oh, and did I mention as a fellow, not so chronic asthmatic, I lied through my teeth to get through the dive medical.

    Sorry, a little off topic 🙂

  2. Although a truly classy look, especially when combined with a mask for hiding some red faced exhaustion, believe that the drag introduced by the cape will not assist the running. Unless you move to a planet with a differnt type of sun and a bunch of 5Ks to run.

    • I still think the cape is awesome. But you’re right about the mask. I may need to make that look more permanent, especially as it gets warmer and the face gets redder.

  3. I love Natalie Dee’s work. I think my favorite is Grand Theft Uno.

  4. Congratulations on your new job! I liked your winter outfit 🙂

    • Thanks!! As you can probably tell by my blogs, or lack of them, I’m definitely in the settling in phase. Hoping things will go back to normal soon. It’s great fun though!

  5. Particularly liked: “There may have been a banana” : )
    Congrats on the new job!