Gone to Waist

I went jogging for the first time in year(s). About a quarter of a mile in, my lungs collapsed. My back began to ache. If you are perhaps contemplating this noblest of exercises, do not start the routine with a cigarette. Do not stay up late and set your alarm clock for the earliest of morns. Do not stuff your mouth with nicotine gum and chew languidly as noxious blood heaves and bubbles into your brain. You might throw up. Or you might not.

And just so you know, in each passing car, they are laughing at you. Hope is a distended thing, raw tar in a verdant bush. But I feel great.

10 thoughts on “Gone to Waist

  1. start slow and keep moving…

    get to know your knees again. treat them well. treat yourself with patience.

    busted my left knee again and am learning to get around on my arms. no jogging for me, but life in slow-mo ain’t so bad.

    Be well

  2. start slow and keep moving…

    get to know your knees again. treat them well. treat yourself with patience.

    busted my left knee again and am learning to get around on my arms. no jogging for me, but life in slow-mo ain’t so bad.

    Be well

  3. words of wisdom. yikes, how did you muck your knee?

    jogging… so far so good. haven’t quit the tobacco (cuz i ain’t a quitter!) but i do feel much more positive and energized. somewhat more sociable too.

    which, in the past, has been bad for the writing.

  4. words of wisdom. yikes, how did you muck your knee?

    jogging… so far so good. haven’t quit the tobacco (cuz i ain’t a quitter!) but i do feel much more positive and energized. somewhat more sociable too.

    which, in the past, has been bad for the writing.

  5. good! i’m glad to hear it.

    trick knee – roundhouse kick – and splat. v. unglamorous but could be worse 🙂

    enjoy spring

  6. good! i’m glad to hear it.

    trick knee – roundhouse kick – and splat. v. unglamorous but could be worse 🙂

    enjoy spring

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