Filed under: Struggles
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 body 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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