Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Scene: C's house
Time: 6 p.m.
[After C initiated a talk recently about how exercise needs to become a priority again in both our lives, we had decided to go for a run together after work. Come run time, however, I was feeling distracted and frustrated about my boots and turned off by the cold.]

L: [coming in from outside after getting her iPod and rubber band] Can I be honest?
C: Yes.
L: [untangling headphones] I am really not 100% into this tonight, but I want to try. I hope once we're out there I'll start to feel it, but I am just not in the mood to do this. Hopefully I will push through.
C: You don't have to go, you know. I don't you to get frustrated and I don't want to either. [In our talk, we discussed how he doesn't want to waste his exercise time.]
L: [pauses, thinks] You're right. Okay, you go. Have a good run.
C: Okay.
L: [walks out of kitchen, slumps onto rug, lies down, watches C]
C: [takes another minute to get ready, summons dogs to go outside]
L: [realizes how pathetic she is being] Wait! [hops up] Let me come with. I want to try.
L and C: [Go run two miles without stopping, including up a really big hill.]

[End scene]


  1. This C sounds like a selfish guy.

    Maybe you should run with me.

  2. Yay! So proud of you for getting started. Meanwhile, here in Florida, I had pancakes, two cupcakes, french fries, and buffalo wings today. I can here the Y membership calling my name.

  3. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!


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