So you know I’ve been going running, right? I’m still waiting for it to become a lifestyle – like how it’s become for Brian – in the hopes that would make it easier for me to do it on a regular basis (and without much prodding). I never really thought I would have it in me to be the running type (just like more than a year and a half ago I never really thought of myself as the gym-going type… It’s almost funny how frequently wrong about things like these) and the first time I reached my first 3 kilometers, I wanted to faint. These days, I run an average of 4 kilometers – almost 5 on a good day. Hopefully, it doesn’t stop. This is the cheapest form of exercise I can manage – and with the budget I work with, I need all the help I can get.
One thing I did realize is that running, for me, is a solitary activity. It’s one of those very few things that benefit me most when done alone. It really does clear my head – much like yoga (speaking of which, I really do miss doing yoga). I’ve even figured out which songs light a fire beneath my feet:
- You Can’t Stop the Beat, Hairspray
- Valerie, Glee
- Born this Way, Glee
I got around to finally downloading a good copy of Mamma Mia! and I’ve been watching it since I came back. I’ve always loved this movie – I watched it twice or thrice in the theatre, I think. It’s such a “girl friends” movie – comparative to how Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was such as “sisters” movie. Mamma Mia, however, does call to mind a couple of statements to mind whenever I watch it
- “Like mother like daughter”
- “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” (and yes, when this popped in my head, I was thinking of the crazy gene)
Then there’s that awesome segment when Dancing Queen was performed and I couldn’t help thinking that I could totally see myself in that same number, dancing to the same song… and so many of the other performers would be gay. Gay friends and the best kind. Ever.