Gefilte Fish Out of Water

Back in the Saddle Again.
May 16, 2009, 2:37 pm
Filed under: Struggles

saddle%20reiner22 days.

That’s how long it’s been since I ran.  In fact, since I am not lifting weights right now as my elbow heals from an operation last February, it’s been 22 days since I did ANY kind of exercise.

Do you know how long that is in Gay Time ???   About 16 months, in fact.

I had been running almost daily.  That’s what made me willing to sign up last minute for the Tel Aviv Marathon.  So what changed?  Well, in addition to studying in Ulpan 5 hours a day, then working up to 8 hours after that, now I am decorating my new apartment and putting together a different piece of furniture every night.  Something had to give, and there just isn’t enough time (or energy) left to run every day.  School has suffered a little, too.  Oh, I still have perfect attendance, but there have been a few mornings when my homework wasn’t done.

I also haven’t been to the beach yet.  Why not?  Partly because of how busy I am.  But also, because I’m worried my bodygoo has turned into a big jar of goo.  Even if I’m not keeping my muscles pumped and body toned, at least before I was staying lean with the running.  Without that, well you see the results over here ————->

Then today I ran into Vidal, the cutest boy I had a sex date with a few months ago.  He looked great and was going to the beach with a friend.  I had plans and couldn’t join them, but the truth is I’d be embarassed to be on Hilton Beach in my speedo the way I look right now.

This afternoon I finally laced up again.  I ran about 11 miles, but it was midday and really hot.  I took it slow.  And I promised myself that I’m going to do a 6 mile run at least every other morning before school.  I’m right next to the park and will be able to do this if I get up at 6am, which is doable.

Hold me to this.


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