Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Run Forrest Run

"Now you wouldn't believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was ever going somewhere, I was running!"

- Forrest Gump

This is a weird lesson to take from the movie Forrest Gump, but that sounded like a surprisingly good policy. I don't have time nowadays to go to the gym much, with long hours at work and 3 hours a day commuting. So to make up for it (if only a little) I find myself running whenever I can. It started off with running for the train; there are always a few of us poised to get off the subway, to run up the escalators to catch a train at union station. But I also do it to fetch lunch, enroute to meetings in other buildings, a quick sprint down empty hallways. Useful to keep the energy up during the day. Blood rushing. Less time in transit. Good for health. Efficient.

A LifeHack as they're called nowadays.

Weird too I guess but whatever. If it's good enough for Forrest Gump, good enough for me.

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