I knew it would be a good idea to run today. I had neither run nor walked for two days. Accordingly, I spent part of my day at work telling myself I would run. I pictured myself putting on running clothes and getting out there. I planned how I would put in a load of laundry while I ran (pretty much the extent of my ability to multi-task). I told myself it would make a good blog post. What I specifically tried NOT to do was tell myself that I needed to run, or that I ought to run, or should run. Thus I use these little semantic tricks to back into doing what is good for me.
Some readers are now waiting for me to explain how I succeeded in talking myself out of running (you know who you are). My back hurt, I could run tomorrow, there was no 5K looming to get myself into shape for, etc. Well, I did not succeed in that but rather went for a run and am now hoping to get some semblance of a blog post out of it.
It was a beautiful fall day, sunny and warm, but not too warm. I got my laundry in. I set out. Where to run? Which direction to take? I decided to take German Street to Main and go by my beloved Herkimer Historic Four Corners. For one reason, I could probably find a picture of that to illustrate my post.
Ah, here is the 1834 Jail. I love that place! I ran by it and on down to Basloe Library (yes, autocorrect, it is BASLOE Library, not the Be slow Library; what the hell kind of library is the Be slow Library, for heavens sake?) (and I did mean hell not he’ll!). The library’s sign was missing (Basloe or Be slow). I wondered what that was all about.
My body was not best pleased to be running, but I managed to keep it up for 20 minutes. I saw some fun Halloween decorations along the way and petted a sweet puppy on my cool down walk. I managed to get my load of laundry into the drier (and the non-drier items hung up elsewhere), but unfortunately that was the extent of my ambition. The laundry is still in the drier, and this will have to do for my blog post. I think it is OK for a Wuss-out Wednesday.