Miscellany


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I’ve been sitting at my computer for over an hour now, staring at the screen and trying to figure out something to write. I’ve had two false starts: the first one discussing all the movies that I watched over the weekend and the second one talking about running, but neither amounted to more than one or two paragraphs. It is pretty likely that this post will just end up being miscellaneous thoughts because I’ve told myself that I’m not allowed to get up from my chair until I’ve written something and I’d like to get on with my day.

It is my last day of avoiding coffee. I actually feel pretty good, considering, although it is still pretty difficult to marshall my thoughts effectively. And I am constantly beset by the urge to nap. But otherwise fine.

In the spirit of true miscellany, I might as well go ahead and talk about the movies that I watched over the weekend and about running.

Over the past three days I managed to watch three films that were, broadly speaking, about the Civil War. All three films were accoladed with multiple Academy Awards, so clearly if you want to win an Academy Award you want to work on a Civil War film. Beyond that, however, the films could not have been more different from one another if they had tried. The films were: “Django Unchained”, “Lincoln”, and “Gone With The Wind”.

Considering that none of these films was shorter than two hours long, the very fact that I managed to consume all three of them in a single weekend feels like an accomplishment. I’m not sure that I have even had adequate time to really digest such a massive entertainment download.  I haven’t managed to form any opinions yet as a result.

On the subject of running, I have reached the uncomfortable point of finding my current running habits a bit boring, but not yet feeling ambitious enough to want to tackle longer distances or more difficult workouts. For the past few months I counted myself lucky if I managed to run twice a week- that alone was an accomplishment. Now that I have more free time my regular route is beginning to feel, well, routine.

I’m not quite bored with my current route yet, but I can feel the boredom bearing down on me from the near future. The day when the amount of effort that goes into running exceeds the amount of  satisfaction that I derive from it is the day that running becomes Work, and I’d like to avoid that day for a while longer. That said, I’m not sure what needs to change in order to recharge my interest. Running longer distances or doing more intensive workouts like interval training seem like obvious options, but also don’t seem like much fun. I want running to just be fun for a while.

So that pretty much exhausts my thoughts for the morning. Tomorrow: coffee!

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~ by Gwydhar Gebien on June 2, 2014.

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