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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Speed Socializing

I truly cannot believe how cold this winter has been! It's been so so hard to get out of bed lately. Running early during the week? Out. Getting up on Saturdays to join my Team Joe friends...?

Well, that's the joy of running with a team. I would NEVER get out there alone. In fact, I almost never run alone anymore. It's just too bleak and chilly. And after going alone for the first 10 years I was running, I just got bored with music and my own dull thoughts.

Team Joe still gets me out the door on the weekend. I consider it the height of multi-tasking to exercise and socialize at the same time. Think of all the time we would save if while we were running, we were also having a staff meeting, shopping at Whole Foods, getting our nails done! It could put new meaning in the concept of Speed Dating (if you can catch me, you can have my number). But alas, my ideas will have to remain ahead of their times, and I will stick to my basic version of multi-tasting.

Anyway, I will be seeing you, probably jumping over drifts of snow from tomorrow's storm, Saturday at 10 a.m. from the new and much-improved Waverly Joe. Sunday at 10 a.m. at Columbus Ave. Joe.

Run For Haiti

Lysa, Anthony and I all signed up for this NYRRC race. Join us! All the money is to be donated to reputable aid organizations. It's a whopping $40, but for a good cause.

Without preaching, I just want to say that yes, we all gave when the initial destruction hit Haiti, as we did for the Tsunami and countless other tragedies. However, it will be years before Haiti is rebuilt, so we need to continue to give when we can. Thus the race.

Plus, I bet there will be good t-shirts! And it's a qualifying race.

9a.m. February 20th in Central Park.