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Not running … because I can

November 17, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

So this is how the 99.9 percent of you live. (Did you know that just one-tenth of one percent of Americans actually finish a marathon in a year?) For the first time in months, I didn’t feel pressured on a Saturday morning to get up and run. So, I didn’t. I went on a nice 2-mile walk with my wife and dog. We came back and cleaned the house. I finally got the blower out and cleaned off my driveway. Damn acorns.

Tomorrow I’ll mow my yard for the last time in 2007. It’s been so dry since I moved into this house in September that I’ve only had to mow twice. Mowing this late in November seems weird, but the grass has gotten taller and it’s easier to pick up leaves this way. Maybe I’ll go for a run, maybe I won’t.

While I am focused on hitting 1,000 miles this year, I have also missed out on the joys of being a homeowner. My house is actually clean for at least a day and I don’t have leaves on my deck for at least a few hours — right now, that is more important than going out for a run.

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  1. Amy
    November 18, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Good reminder that it is all about balance.

  2. Topher
    November 20, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog. Good luck finishing up 1,000 miles. Before I started running, my wife and I bought a treadmill and set a distance goal similar to yours, only walking. It was a great, on-going motivation.

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