“So be wise and keep on
Reading the signs of my body.”
–Shakira, “Hips Don’t Lie”
Miles last week: 52.5
Total miles: 315.5
Oh, Elliptical. I’m sorry–Lipty. I know you like it when I call you that.
I promised myself that we were through, but goddammit, I just can’t stay away from you.
The treadmill hasn’t been treating me too well lately, Lipty. I know it doesn’t mean to. It’s just that sometimes I push it, and the treadmill pushes back. It’s not the treadmill’s fault. It’s mine. This is what I get for trying to increase my running intervals, and right now, my left hip is paying for it. So, I’m feeling a little bit like an old lady and I need a friend.
That’s why I’m here. Well, that and the fact that all of the treadmills were taken the other day. I can’t believe that bastard is cheating on me on top of everything else. What a jerk. Do you have any cake? No–wait. Don’t answer that.
I suppose I’m a little lucky, though. Seeing no available treadmills sent me back to you and made me realize that you wouldn’t hurt me like the treadmill. With you, I’ve never questioned whether I should start looking into joint replacement.
Don’t take this for more than it is, Lipty. I’m only here because my left hip has decided to start protesting higher impact and I’m trying to prevent self-injury. I’m out of here after my new Dr. Scholl’s Sport Insoles (which are specifically made for all-day shock absorption and stress on the lower body joints) start to kick in and I feel a little more like my normal, older-than-young-adult self. This is purely physical.
Don’t look at me like that, Lipty. I can’t help it. I need the treadmill. But right now, I need a little safety.
We’ll have fun while it lasts, though.
Lipty got you really far. I think it’s natural to want to go back. Just don’t get too comfortable!