Seal statues along East River downtown NYC

Beer Before Liquor, Never Quicker?

Sea lion statues along East River downtown NYC

Some sea lions I saw on my last Run & Chug outing. I think even the guy on the left was faster than me that night.

I haven’t posted in a while because I haven’t been running very much and because I’ve been busy with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month – where you turn off your inner editor and write 50,000 words of some of the worst fiction on the planet).  I’ve also kinda been feeling down about running because the few runs I have done over the past month or so have been plagued with knee pain – nothing serious, just that standard low-grade pain that is as familiar as the back of my hand.


I know running has its ups and downs (and hills and repeats and more ups and more downs) and that it’s not a sprint, it’s a literal marathon, and that I’ll be fine.  But I’m also looking for any motivation I can get, so I’ve been trying to commit going to Run & Chug on Wednesdays more often (where even if I have a terrible run, I can drink beer and complain about it afterwards), and I’ve signed up for the Ugly Sweater Run (check for runs in your area – it’s nationwide!), as it combines everything I love about running (dressing up, being social, getting a fun souvenir, chocolate in some form, and beer).  If it offered medals and pizza, I might marry it.


So even though the Houston Marathon is only a terrifying 9 weeks away, and my “long” run at this point is only 6 miles (instead of the 16 according to my schedule), apparently I’m going to focus on short, social running events featuring beer.  There’s no way this could end badly.


Can you believe there are only 3 episodes left of The Walking Dead?  Unrelated to that, why isn’t Patrick Wilson a bigger star?  Are you participating in any Turkey Trots or other holiday runs?  Share in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Beer Before Liquor, Never Quicker?

    1. WTFinish Post author

      I’ve already “cheated” enough by making the main character work at a restaurant! I think adding a running blogger would really be stretching it, especially since it’s semi sci fi. 🙂

  1. Becky

    How do you know it’s the worst fiction on the planet if it hasn’t been edited? :p
    At least you are running. Good luck on your winter training. I’ve been taking it easy – busy family stuff – daughter graduating from college, husband going to a lengthy training for his merged company :p; plus injuries – I did a one and a half in Paris and landed on my butt! My wrist took a hit too. Fortunately for me a couple of angels with Midwestern accents, my age or so, and sweet beyond belief stopped, helped me to my feet and thrust a Metro ticket into my hands along with a map and explicit instructions. I was 2 and a 1/2 miles from my hotel and since my French stinks and I like long walks, I had not explored the intricacies of the Paris Metro yet. As I began to move in the direction of the stop instructed I was so moved by their friendliness and assistance I was almost in tears (I was in a LOT of pain). I turned to thank them again and they were gone. Yup – Angels. 🙂 I decided to go easy this winter and attend to family grab-ass and try for a half in the spring. We’ll see how it feels for next fall. Maybe I’ll win the lottery and hit NYM! 🙂
    <3, Bec.

    1. WTFinish Post author

      Sorry to hear about your fall! I know a couple people who slipped on black ice last winter, so be extra careful as the mercury drops! Good thing for the angels. Keeping my fingers crossed for your lottery!


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