Sheepish

December 19, 2007

Last night on the way to dinner with friends, GB asked me if I’m going to miss my daily runs when I have finished my 30 runs in 30 days.  I paused before responding in a teeny tiny quiet voice: “wellllll….not if I decide to extend it to 100 runs in 100 days…?”.  (You know you are way off track when you find yourself ending a statement with a question mark).  Silence.  I peeked a look out of the corner of my eye to see if there had been any reaction.  It was not promising.  The silence was hurting my ears so I did the only thing I knew how to do…filled it with explanatory babble: “only of course if my coach thinks it’s a good idea and I would pay extra special attention to my knee and make sure it wasn’t hurting and well, I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t a good idea and…okay, do you think it’s a bad idea?”.  Again, not a promising response.  I believe it was something sensible about a potential injury.  The worst part is that GB is usually right in such situations.  So I sheepishly reformatted my response to “yes, I’m going to miss my daily running”.  It is so irksome when I don’t get to be the smart one and yet so wonderful to have someone to run my outrageously stupid ideas past in order to get them shut down prior to enacting them.

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