400 METERS TO GO…

…how I look forward to hearing those words from the little lady inside my I-Pod telling me my morning run is coming to a close…(there’s a little man inside as well, but I choose the more soothing female voice..)…At this point, I’m usually so exhausted, I can’t wait to finish…isn’t this exercise shit supposed to get easier the more you do it…Anyway, I always think 400 meters, that’s about 40 seconds or so and I’ll be home…And then I laugh (not out loud because I’m so out of breath, I would probably choke and collapse..) because my mind always wanders to the 100 Meter sprinters like Usain Bolt (look, twice Mr. Bolt has made the No Sweat blog..) who run the 100M dash in under 10 seconds…I only have 400 meters to go, so if you do the math, even if I’m not quite as fast as those robot freak sprinters, I’ll be done in at least under a minute…then about 40 seconds go by and the bitch still hasn’t told me I have 300 meters to go…what the hell is going on here I think..??  Then I realize I’m Gammar, and not Usain…I guess I’ll have to trudge along for well over 40 seconds to reach my destination…I think this every time she tells me ‘400 meters to go’, today I finally decided to share with you…Thank God, right…

Let’s get back to the ‘running never gets easier’ thing…You know what, it never gets any ‘funner’ either…it should be a word, we’ve all used it…I certainly don’t enjoy going out every Saturday morning to run my whatever distance I choose that particular day…whether it be 5 miles, no fun…11 miles, still no fun…any distance, zero fun…It is a good time though to get some quality thinking done as my I-Pod shuffles my favorite songs…2 normal length 4-minute-or-so songs should get me to a mile before the 2nd one ends…if not, I’m being a lazy ass and not pushing myself…God, I hope I hit a good drive to begin my round today…why the fuck can’t the Caps beat the Penguins in the playoffs year after year…if I was a die-hard Caps fan, I would kill myself if they lose this year (please don’t do it Tim…)…$65K seems a bit pricey for a Mertuzzi piece of art work, but it would look perfect in my foyer…who would want a snake as a pet (I saw this video on Facebook where a girl was sleeping with a blanket up to her neck…someone slowly pulls the blanket away revealing one of those albino pythons curled up on her stomach and chest…I expected her to jump in utter fear, like I would have X 100 and never recovered, but she opened her eyes, smiled, and petted the slimy, evil thing…and the snake seemed pleased by the kind gesture…are you fucking kidding me..)…These are some of the random thoughts that go through my mind as I pace out my morning run…they certainly don’t make it any easier though…but at least I’m entertaining myself…

Did I mention how I hate running in humidity…I’m still sweating and I finished about 2 hours ago…I’m sure they’ll be a plethora of dumb-asses who will be out pounding the pavement this afternoon in the 90-degree, 150% humidity Virginia heat…I salute the effort, but you’re not very smart to do something so idiotic…go get yourself a Slushie…

Happy Sabado!!

2 thoughts on “400 METERS TO GO…

  1. Suck it up and go run in 90-degree 150% humidity…I do it almost every day…except my runs are way more fun that a boring straightforward x-miles…

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