Run, Forrest, Run

Last night after work I went to Sports Basement and met up with a running club.  David and John were there as well, and we all ran about 3.8 miles of a downtown loop, including the climb up hospital hill.  I just felt really, really good and ran well, albeit at a slower pace than I have been doing.  Other than David and John, it was not the most friendly group, I must say.  I kept up with the three leaders, and they did not even acknowledge my existence, until at the end I asked one of them what our time was. There really was no official time, in my mind, because there were two long waits at a stop light, coming and going.  Nevertheless,  I was pleased with the workout, and we plan to run twice a week if I can schedule it in.

‘Tis also the season for holiday movies, especially the old stop motion classics like Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  In recent days we watched both of those, plus the Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Frosty the Snowman.  My kids and I have seen them all so many times, we know them by heart and love to poke fun at them.  Karen hates how we talk during movies, but we have a lot of fun pointing out plot holes and so forth.  Rudolph is a great morality play; it really is a bit shocking how terribly rude and intolerant most of the characters are toward Rudolph and Hermie the elf.  Santa himself is quite a jerk, and Coach Comet is unforgivably harsh LOL.  But of course it all turns out well once they figure out they need Rudolph and his red nose!  Good life lessons.  Next up, we will be watching The Year without a Santa Claus, The Little Drummer Boy, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Polar Express, and naturally the live-action A Christmas Story!  Fun times. 🙂

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About goldenbearflyer

Robert Martz is a writer who doesn't make any money writing, so he keeps a day job in finance. He lives and works in Walnut Creek, CA. He began blogging in 2011 as a way of taking responsibility for and finding a place to put his thoughts and feelings. He loves to eat, cook, and travel. He volunteers, practices yoga, runs, bicycles, hikes, and explores nature with passion and a child-like sense of wonder. He is inspired by his amazing friends, doers and other writers. Check out another of his blogs at http://goldenbearflyer.webnode.com/.
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