Friday, November 10, 2006

Literary Running

I signed up for a race today, something I hadn't done in a long, long time. It's the first ever Los Angeles City Half Marathon--yup, thirteen miles, baby! It's happening on December 3rd. I'll be running through the literariest of neighborhoods--Silverlake and Echo Park--ending in downtown.

I did a really crappy eight miles today, basically walking the last two. Why am I doing this? Because I have pent up energy about my novel. Because I have the need to finish something wonderful by the end of the year. Because running this half-marathon will somehow remind of a time in my life when I felt physically and mentally strong. Right now, I feel like jelly.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jelly can't run 8 miles.

I'm just saying.

Anonymous said...

I thought about signing up for this too...except I think I'd be huffing and puffing through the first two miles and then walking the last 11. I'm settling for a 5K race in Griffith Park the following weekend...but I'll come out and cheer you on!

Jason Phoon said...

awww man I can't even run a mile.

Don Cummings said...

And this is such an easy time of year to get fat...