Monday Run Day

running, health, fitness, humor, Modern PhilosopherI never run on Mondays, Modern Philosophers.

I’ve always thought that was just a personal choice, but now I’m starting to wonder if down deep it’s some sort of deep rooted religious belief pounded into my head at a very early age by the Nuns.

After all, they did a great job of brainwashing me, to the point that I’m pretty sure certain words trigger set responses that my mind will never forget.

But enough talk about Nuns.  I’m freaking myself out!

Because I’m truly unpredictable, something of a rebel, and probably addicted to running at this point, I went against the natural order of things and hit the road for a run today.

You see, it wasn’t my usual Monday.

Today, I had an interview for a promotion at work.

The big event was at 11:00, so I decided to take off the rest of the day once it was done.  I figured I’d either be too wired, or too depressed to go back to the office, so it made sense to cut the day short.

And since I had all this free time, I simply had to go for a run.

It’s sunny and it’s Spring, but it’s also Maine.  That means it’s bitterly cold and windy, but I did not care.

Sometimes, a run is what I need to forget about how much the weather sucks.  Once I’m out on my route, and fall into a regular rhythm, I don’t notice much about the world around me.

Aside from the oncoming traffic.  That’s too important to ignore.

My Jedi runner powers are strong more than a year into my running program, so I was able to block out the wind for the most part.  Every once in a while, it tried to shove me down like a schoolyard bully trying it raise its self esteem, but I held my ground.

running, health, fitness, job interview, humor, Modern PhilosopherI covered 4.25 miles today, and that gave me plenty of time to replay the interview in my head.

My friends keep texting to ask me how it went, but I’m not sure how to answer.  In my mind, it went very well, but I can’t answer for the five people who interrogated me without my lawyer present for a good half hour.

I was confident in my answers, though, and by the time the interview was over, I had myself convinced that I was the right guy for the job.

Look, I even wore a tie!

I told you I was a total rebel today.

The run was exactly what I needed to unwind from the excitement of the interview.  I love that I can leave everything out on the road.  My sweat.  My stress.  Whatever burdens are weighing me down at the moment.

Running is the best therapy, and all is costs is an hour of my time.

That’s the kind of deal I like.  I’ve got to be frugal until I get a promotion or something…

Brewer Public Library, fitness, humor, Modern PhilosopherAfter a hot shower and a nice lunch, I took a walk to the library.  My Inner Writer was demanding attention, so a journey to pick out a couple of new books was ideal.

Coupling a long walk with 4.25 mile run does wonders for the soul and really gets the legs into great shape.

Once it’s warm enough for shorts, the ladies around here are in for quite the treat.

Speaking of my Inner Writer, he was quite busy this weekend creating a little teaser for my screenplay.  Have you had a chance to read it yet?

Here’s the link: Drive All Night.

I hope you’ll read it, and let me know what you think.  Does it make you curious to see the movie?  I plan to leave more teasers on the blog to create buzz for the project.

But right now, I’m still buzzing over today’s run.  There’s something about running on a rest day that makes me feel a little bad ass.

And that’s a feeling I do not mind on a Monday…

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About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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10 Responses to Monday Run Day

  1. lydiaschoch says:

    My fingers are crossed that you’ll get that promotion!

  2. Glenda says:

    It’s great that you’re running! Very addicting, indeed. Just don’t stop, because that’s even more addicting!! Your face is showing how much weight you lost. You look like a man about town, a little jaded, but not in a bad way. That probably probably helped with your interview – no kidding. Better looking people get an unfair advantage, and most are unaware of this. So you got it in the bag, mister.

  3. stomperdad says:

    I’ll cross my fingers, too, for that promotion. Read “Drive All Night” and enjoyed it 🙂 I’ll cross my other fingers that your movie gets made… I won’t have much left to type with!

  4. The Hook says:

    I hope everything, from the promotion to the move, unfolds as you want it to, buddy.
    You deserve it.

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