And so I have. For two weeks. Get back to me next week.
This afternoon I had "Lunch with the Ladies", and afterwards, I popped over to the university bookstore. First stop: cookbooks. And as I knelt down to peruse the titles, the lady next to me righted herself, and I saw that she was an acquaintance and fellow mother of a former Manhattan HS XC runner. And she herself? A half-marathon runner. Dang! She was buff!
Me? Age 51, maybe not so buff. Capable of some hiking, cycling and running jaunts, but my physique did not mirror this woman's.
I mentioned a friend's running experience to the woman in the bookstore: "I have a friend who has done the Marine Marathon/Half Marathon/whatever for many years - you should look into it!"
And then? Lo and behold, coincidentally, just out out of the blue: tonight, I received a really nice note from my friend, the Marine Corps runner, from whom I have not heard in months!
What is that, I ask?