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I always feel pretty great after softball these days. Today it was practice, and I got through it just fine, held my own in the outfield a bit. It makes me think crazy-ass things like "I wonder if I really could take up jogging this time." Now the problem is softball's only 1 night a week... I need to find another group physical activity that's cheap and closeby...

Whenever I think I'm going to take up running, I go out once, run fifty feet, *pant* *pant* *heave* and think "that sucked", walk a little bit, return determined to do it again the next day, and then never do. I wish Jack wanted to do it with me.

Monday night, by the way, was peril_book_club. I was surprised that no one was really really enthusiastic about Hunter S. Usually people feel really strongly one way or the other. Anyways, I made a cream cheese doodad and showed everyone my library. I love book club. Tuesday was an all-star Tea at Franklin's. I would list every lj-owning celebrity of my life that was there, but I am so hungry I am about to pass out.

Now to decide whether to wind down with a dvd, or gaming...

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jsciv
Apr. 29th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
WoW, of course! :)

Group activities are always more fun and easy to keep up with. While fencing is working for me it's obviously a little specialized (and expensive), but you might try a martial arts class or a yoga class. I understand that both of those are great, and you have someone expecting you to be there, so you go.
norabombay
Apr. 29th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
I want you to know that you inspired me to join the company softball team this year.
snidegrrl
Apr. 30th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
I'm glad!! I hope you enjoy it. :)
rakin
Apr. 29th, 2005 04:39 am (UTC)
Read This
Too many people have been turned off of running simply by trying to start off too fast. Their bodies rebel, and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to do this to themselves....

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml
snidegrrl
Apr. 30th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
Re: Read This
Thanks! that is an awesome link and very encouraging.
swartzdk
Apr. 29th, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC)
Start by walking. walk straight away from the house for 15 minutes exactly and then turn around and go home. Pick up the pace as time goes by and note how far you go in 15 minutes. At some point you will start running. Specially if your path goes through a bad neighborhood.
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pseudotheist
Apr. 29th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
I take it climbing isn't cheap enough?
For what it's worth, I thouroughly enjoyed the last book; I guess I'm just not a vociferous person.
snidegrrl
Apr. 30th, 2005 12:26 am (UTC)
Climbing is kind of not cheap, also there is the heights problem. I don't feel like crying in front of a bunch of third graders again anytime soon...
vexingvixon
May. 1st, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
No one that enthused about Hunter S.???
*frowny face*
Which book?
snidegrrl
May. 2nd, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.

I gotta say - I don't see the brilliance. I mean it was good, but not THAT good.
vexingvixon
May. 3rd, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, honestly that one was good, but not his best (I had difficulty getting through it in parts, and I'm a huge HST fan). I do think Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was probably his best though, followed closely by The Rum Diary.
examorata
May. 2nd, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
Did you cancel Curves? I know it's not the same as going outside, but if you're paying for it...

That couch-to-5k page looks awesome. Maybe I'll start running. (/is crazy)
snidegrrl
May. 2nd, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
Curves, despite the other people there, is a very solitary pursuit, which is one characteristic it does share with most gyms. If there were anyone I know going to Curves with me, I might go back, but as it is, I can't get myself to go. No social aspect, I guess. I haven't canceled it, but am about to.
examorata
May. 2nd, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yep, you're right re: solitary. I'm glad you're getting into softball so much more and stuff! I hope I didn't sound judgemental or anything, I was honestly just curious about the state of things re: Curves (especially considering that you're the one that got me into it in the first place!).

And I wasn't really kidding. I might actually try running. If you ever want to, uh, run anywhere, let me know!
snidegrrl
May. 2nd, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
Oh no, not judgemental. :) I am just sad I don't go.

I might try running too, although I need new shoes for it. I got Easy Spirit running shoes and sadly, I find that they SUCK. I need Nikes.
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