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.
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:
If you don’t know who Chris Hardwick is, this is the part of the About page that I giggled about.
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.
Chris Hardwick as Luke Skywalker
You can read more about Hardwick and all of the other nerdy stuff going on over at Nerdist.com.