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On hold.
June 11, 2010, 9:24 am
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Hello, you have reached Josh’s running blog. He’s not here right now because he’s out watching the World Cup. Feel free to leave your name, number and a brief message after the tone, and he’ll get back to you after July 11.

Thanks and have a great day.

Go out and run.



Happy National Running Day!
June 2, 2010, 12:57 pm
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Yep, it’s National Running Day today! Bet you didn’t know it was today, did you? Or that there even is a national day set aside to celebrate running and all it’s greatness as a cheap method of exercise.

Neither did I.

But there’s a website, so it must be legitimate.

So anyway — especially today — go out and run.

Race? or Trot?

Reasons it could have been a race:

1. People were running
2. T-shirt came with registration fee
3. Mile split callers
4. Watermelon at the finish

Reasons I’m not sure if it actually was a race:

1. There are more main characters still alive on Lost than there were runners today
2. I’m about 99 percent sure the Start/Finish line moved after the race began
3. My first mile was clocked at 5:23… yeah, right.
4. After about the first 15 runners, the finish line timer stopped yelling out times.

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What the heck is a trot?
May 21, 2010, 8:37 pm
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I sort of decided to run a race this week. Despite having not ran much in the last month and rolling my ankle a week or so ago, I figured, “What the hey, I haven’t raced in a while.”

Plus, it’s for a good cause.

Basically, it’s a local horse farm that provides animal-assisted therapy for physically disabled. Like I said, a good cause.

So I’ve ran once in the past week, and I’m not sure when the last time I ran before that was. On top of that, I messed up my ankle pretty badly last week playing frisbee at church. Icing has helped a little bit, and I realized a few days ago I had been wearing my ankle brace backwards, so now that I’m wearing it the right way, my ankle’s doing better.

The other problem with tomorrow’s race is I’m not actually sure if it is a race. It’s billed as a Walk/Trot. I’m fairly clear on what walking is (not to brag, but I’d say I’m pretty good at walking too), but I’m not so sure about this trotting business. Is that like running? Or is it more of a quick walk? Isn’t trotting what major leaguers do after hitting a home run?

Nothing on Serenity Farm’s website or anything else I’ve seen really answers this question. So I guess I’ll just show up at registration tomorrow and see what the deal is. Wish me luck.

Go out and run.

The Top 10
May 19, 2010, 6:47 pm
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Since I haven’t ran in a while, I thought maybe writing my best 10 reasons for running would help my motivation.

Josh’s Top 10 Reasons for Running

1. It’s healthy

Start off with an obvious one. To be honest, I have a slight phobia of morbid obesity (enough so that the humans in Wall-E kind of freak me out a little). So I’d rather stay healthy.

2. My running socks and shoes are very comfortable

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Still alive, that much is true
April 26, 2010, 12:41 pm
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Just in case anyone was wondering, but if you’re reading this you probably already knew that. I’m thinking that not posting for two months sort of killed any following I had that wasn’t already friends with me on Facebook.

Next weekend is the Flying Pig. It’ll be a little sad because I won’t be running. A lot of my friends and family are running races next weekend, so I’ll be cheering them on (at least in my mind).

That is all. Go out and run.

Starting from the bottom
March 9, 2010, 5:17 pm
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So I got a little out of shape over the winter. Let’s just say February (and all it’s 28 gloriously snow and cold filled days) was a bad month.

But now it’s March. And the weather’s broken… sort of (I’ve lived in Ohio long enough to know not to take the weather for granted).

Right now I feel like I’m at the bottom of a really tall hill (say, the Lincoln-Summit Street hill).

Barely running for the last two or three months has left my fitness level somewhere near Campus Books and Supply (for those of you not of the NE Ohio persuasion, click here). I’d rather be somewhere closer to the Jewish Center, or at least DoBois Bookstore.

I already made it up in my mind that I’m not running the Flying Pig Half. It’s a terrible combination of not having enough time and not being in good enough shape.

So I’m starting from the bottom. Fun.

And I spat on myself while I was running today. I’m cool.