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Interior Ass-Kicking

So I’m walking around at Lake Johnston, which has a lovely 5K circuit, getting ready to run. I like running Lake J because it has one mile flat, one mile hilly, and one mile I-may-die hilly. AND a fabulous 100-yard boardwalk across the lake finish. Nothing like hearing your footfalls echoing across that last football […]

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Runner Lisa vs. Bad Lisa

Runner Lisa: It’s a gorgeous morning for a run! Bad Lisa: We haven’t run for over a week. This is gonna hurt. RL: We’ll get back in the swing. BL: I need to pee. RL: You just went! BL: It’s freezing. RL: That’s what this nice jacket is for. BL: What if a neighbor sees […]

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Runner Lisa vs. Bad Lisa

Bad Lisa: Okay, this is freaky. Have we EVER run with Mom, Dad, and the First on the treadmills next to us? Runner Lisa: Uh, no, this is a first. Hit six, would you — a 10 minute mile pace should do us. Bad Lisa: We should walk, ’cause you know, MOM. Runner Lisa: Oh, […]

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runner Lisa vs. bad Lisa

Bad Lisa: It’s obviously too crowded to run today.Runner Lisa: It’s obviously not, Mrs. Glass Half Empty. I’d say at least every other treadmill is open.BL: You know if we run next to someone your pesky competitive gene kicks in.RL: How about we run next to those two young women? They’re already sweaty, so they […]

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runner Lisa vs. bad Lisa

Runner Lisa: This will be good. I haven’t run on a treadmill in a while.Bad Lisa: My feet are killing me. Those new shoes were wretched all day at work.RL: I have on my Thorlos, my all-time best comfiest socks.BL: Ugh, Dr. Phil is lecturing yet another hapless teenage couple.RL: True, it would be easier […]

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woot!* I accidentally ran a mile

(*click here for understanding) I have a girlfriend who has out of politeness been forced to listen to my “everyone should take up running” evangelism. And she surprised and flattered me recently with the revelation that she actually tried it and found it to be palatable. People who have never run laugh when I tell […]

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beach report

Unexpected guestsI adore my girlfriends, but from now on I will always arrive at the beach a day early; that was an awesome idea. Best part of the Day Before: I went for a run to de-stress (apparently Bad Lisa did not even go to the beach), and as I was turning in off the […]

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a runner’s toast

Some days were just made for a great run. There’s just nothing better than running in a warm gentle rain. When I set out, the sun was bright and the clouds were gorgeous. No distractions, no worries, no thoughts racing around my head. Bad Lisa did not even make a compulsory grumble. About one and […]

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In the Zone!

I want to lose five pounds. I know, people in America say this ALL THE TIME, and it’s onerous, I know it is. I have been a pretty average weight all my life, but after I turned forty, things seemed to shift slightly. Anyway, there it is. Five pounds. I’ve never been on a diet […]

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