Farida made a decal to help encourage me as I get ready for my first 5K, which I’ll be running in two weeks. (Why a flamingo? There’s a story. It involves fairies and maybe only makes sense to four people on the face of the earth.) Lucas and I decided this would be a fun thing to do together. Lucas is 13, which would explain the crazy optimism he felt when we signed up. I’m not sure what came over me. I am looking forward to it, in a what-if-I-can’t-finish-or-break-something kind of a way. I mean, it’s not like I haven’t been training (unlike some teenagers I could mention). After almost 40 years of avoiding running at all costs, I find I enjoy it. I don’t think I’ll be a marathoner, like my dear and dedicated friend Farida, but I think this is something I’m going to keep doing until my knees give out or whatever. Ideally when I’m 90, because from what I understand, being 80 is awesome.
Getting By With a Lot of Help from My Friends
July 8, 2013 – 6:19 am