I Hate Running

The terrible & wonderful reasons why I run long distances

The terrible & wonderful reasons why I run long distances

I don’t run. There are many reasons why I don’t like running. For example… I hate sweating. I’m chubby. My boobs are too big and my legs are too short.

I forced myself to run in college, but that was a long time ago.

A couple of days ago, I read the latest Oatmeal comic, which is entitled, “The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances.” The author, a runner of multi-k races, marathons, ultras, and other foot-powered adventures, illustrates and explains why he runs. Besides the running part, I can totally relate to his reasons!

“I am The Blerch.”

So, whether you love running or hate it, take a look at the post. I think you’ll like it. It almost makes me want to start running.

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The Nerdist Tweeted Me

Ok, this was a smile-inducing moment for me. Chris Hardwick, aka @Nerdist, sent me a smiley today. It was in reply to a Twitter message I had tagged him in. It’s not a big deal in the Grand Scheme of things, and maybe he has a Twitter assistant who typed it for him, but it made me smile. Here’s the exchange:

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If you don’t know who Chris Hardwick is, this is the part of the About page that I giggled about.

Chris Hardwick as Luke Skywalker

Chris Hardwick as Luke Skywalker


Chris Hardwick was born on the starship Enterprise and is the product of two red-shirts that quickly met their demise in a transporter lovemaking mishap. He was banished by the Federation to earth after “inappropriate conduct” on the holodeck with a computer-generated Buffy Summers. Since then, Chris has become a professional stand-up comedian and a self-proclaimed nerd. He is a writer for Wired Magazine and is the face of AMC’s first live after show Talking Dead, which airs as a platform to discuss the network’s highly rated show The Walking Dead.

You can read more about Hardwick and all of the other nerdy stuff going on over at Nerdist.com.