The best-laid plans of mice and men…

Since starting this training for the 5K, I’ve gotten slower and heavier. Next, I’ll attempt to rain destruction down on the earth, thereby ensuring world peace.

This situation reminds me of the paradoxes in the Tao Teh Ching (translation courtesy of John C.H. W):

Curl and you will be straight.
Keep empty and you will be filled.
Grow old and you will be renewed.

Seriously, I’m discouraged. I have three weeks to get myself faster so I can keep up with M’e the Fashionista. She’s been training for the 5K by going 5 kilometres – and more. I want to walk beside her, not slow her down. And definitely not get a leg cramp and fall into a ditch..

But enough complaining. Onward!