At least I don’t have to run from the Anduin to Fangorn…

It’s almost summer and my shorts don’t fit. I live in Texas, shorts are NOT optional. Which means, it’s time to diet. Sigh.

I hate dieting.

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Even more than dieting, I hate exercising.

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Seriously, running is the WORST. I’ve been running for a little more than sixth months now, and while I’ve gotten better at it, it hasn’t gotten any easier. Every time I run I still feel like I’m going to die.

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Like most people, I find myself giving myself pep talks. And the most frequent one by far is, obviously, Lord of the Rings related. I picture Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli running across the plains of Rohan. “We will make such as chase as shall be accounted a marvel among the Three Kindreds: Elves, Dwarves, and Men. Forth the Three Hunters!”

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Eomer says it was 45 leagues they ran in four days. Apparently 45 leagues is like 150 miles or something. IN FOUR DAYS.

So whenever things get difficult, whenever I feel like I’m about to quit, I remind myself, “You’ve only got a mile and a half. Aragorn ran for four straight days. You got this.”

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