I Think I’m Ready

for 2009 to be over.

The only thing that makes me want to hold onto this year with a white-knuckled grip is the fact that, for the first time in FOREVER, I have nothing to do.

Work is sloooooooooooooooooooowwww.

School is on break.

I have no races until March.

The only problem is that I have translated all this free time into “license to eat my weight in cookies every night.” Which unfortunately means that by the end of this year, I will be consuming a metric ton in cookies every night, and then I will be confined to my bed and need a crane to get me outside.

So, tonight I’m going running with some strangers. Because that will a) get me running and b) delay the cookie feast for a couple of hours.

However, I am afraid of strangers. So it’s a good thing that I have cookies with me RIGHT NOW (thanks, A!) so that I can stress eat in anticipation.

It seems unlikely that a running group with a well-established schedule of running at the same time & place every Wednesday evening will turn out to be a group of homicidal chainsaw-wielding maniacs, but if you don’t hear from me tomorrow, that means that the run is just a clever ruse to lure in unsuspecting victims through the promise of running and tots.

Wish me luck!

Recent Comments

  • Carolina John
    December 16, 2009 - 5:49 pm ·

    have fun at the run tonight! a wise man once told me that strangers are only friends that you haven’t slept with yet. but that was a long, long time ago.

    i hope you don’t bonk and crap yourself in front of your new friends.

    • gazelle
      December 16, 2009 - 5:52 pm ·

      you are the most supportive ever! 🙂

      I’ll let you know if I a) sleep with any of them, b) bonk & crap myself in front of them, or c) both.

      Your book shipped out today – should arrive just in time for some xmas Tri reading.

  • CilleyGirl
    December 16, 2009 - 6:54 pm ·

    Nah, don’t sleep with them — that architect of yours impressed me as a pretty good catch. Instead, get their phone numbers and give them to me!

    Have fun tonight at the group run, let me know how it goes. I’ve been too ascared myself to do one yet, but that will be one of my resolutions for 2010.

    And if you get really, really bored you can always come up and impersonate me for a day. There is plenty to do here, and a lot of it tends to be just math anyways.

    • gazelle
      December 16, 2009 - 10:01 pm ·

      I managed to not sleep with any of the other runners. I did get introduced to one guy as “this is Amy. She’s married.” So I’m guessing there are single guys there! It was a good run. I did my five miles at an average of 11.5 min pace, and there were a couple of people slower than me, even.

  • Michael
    December 16, 2009 - 8:31 pm ·

    Cookie donations are always accepted at the neighbors. That’s supportive right? It means we expect you to return from your run with strangers, right?

  • Alisa
    December 17, 2009 - 3:52 pm ·

    Next time I’m in town on a Wednesday I want to give it a try. There is a girl in weights class that runs with them. She looks fast though.