“Hey – are you a carnivore?”
I was walking my dog down to the park, minding my own business, when this small truck pulls up next to me and one of the guys yells out his window. I looked at them – then at the truck which appeared to be a meat truck of some type.
“Yes.” I said hesitantly.
“Do you like steak?”
While I do like steak, I don’t eat it very often. The main thoughts that started swirling inside my head were – maybe they found a load of meat that dumped off the back of a truck and they are trying to dump it themselves for some quick cash. I quickly dismissed that idea since to actually get a meat truck is quite the elaborate ruse for some fast cash. Perhaps they stole the truck, meat and all?
“No,” I responded, hoping they would move along.
“How about fish or chicken?”
Damn they got me. I could have said I only eat turkey. They were desperate weren’t they? I suppose the real reason is they work on commission. An interesting way to get clients! Forget door to door sales when you can do “drive-by pitching”.
“No, I’m good thanks.”
I mean, what kind of sales pitch is “are you a carnivore” anyway? At least they narrow down your needs right away. It would be like a shoe sales person walking and asking people – “Hey, do you have feet?” Ha – got you! Buy my shoes!
They waved and drove away as quickly as they had appeared. At least they had some manners.
Check out this article about Jake Gyllenhaal meeting with Christopher McDougall (Born to Run book author) at the Leadville 100 Trail Race. Then go over to this page and you will see Jake hanging out with Barefoot Ted and Peter Sarsgaard?
Happy Running & Dirty Feet,
I feel like a running baby. Every so often people who are trying to start running will ask me how to do it. As in – how do you go from not being a runner to being one. I find myself currently in a pretty similar position! It’s been 13 weeks since my injury which is not a horrible long time to be off running – but long enough. That coupled with regaining knee strength, flexibility and function, makes it sort of like starting all over again.
I’ve starting with a 1.3 mile loop around my house. As I tell others, start out slow, walk when you need to and just keep moving. In my case, Saturday was my first attempt and it took me 20 minutes to cover 1.3 miles with probably about .5 miles worth of actual running. Yesterday I covered the same distance in under 18 minutes with about .7 miles of actual running. Slowly but surely. One thing at a time.. Once I conquer this 1.3 mile loop (running non stop), I can move on to the next step (though I’m not sure what that is yet!). I’m also doing cross training on a gym bike but will be getting a mountain bike soon so I can get outside more.
One thing for sure, is that I love running and even small amounts of running in the sunshine brings pleasure to me soul!
Happy Running & Dirty Feet,