Posts Tagged “oh god why”

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  2. Check outside temperature by feeling the nearest window.
  3. Cry.
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I spent Thanksgiving and a few days after at my mom and stepdad’s farm. And yesterday, I decided to go run on the lovely low-traffic web of dirt roads around said farm.

I learned something very important.

When your grandparents talk about having to walk some ungodly number of miles to school uphill both ways, THEY ARE NOT MAKING THAT SHIT UP. I don’t know how, maybe these roads are some kind of dirt Mobius strip, but somehow that out-n-back was UPHILL BOTH WAYS.

Also, those hills that look so gentle from a car? Are murder on foot.

We have no hills where I live. It is flat as all hell here. I have to go out of my way to find hills, and even then, they’re only hills in the sense that they sort of go up and then sort of go down again. A mile. I think I did maybe a mile. And my legs were trashed for the rest of the day.

And God help me, I’m doing a 5K up there in April. I was, for a short time, seriously considering the half marathon held at the same time but fuck a whole bunch of that, maybe by then I could attempt a flat half but this hilly bullshit, oh hell no.

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