pounding pavement again

I’m about two weeks into yet another attempt to wean my body off demon nicotine. As usual, Extra Polar Ice gum is making a great contribution to the cause. Just noticed and thought it curious that Wrigley has a “What Gum Is Made Of” link on that page, but I’m kind of afraid to read it.

The biggest help in getting over those smokey-fits, though, is regular exercise, so I’ve joined up with a little running club at work. (I need more peer pressure to get my workouts in than I can get at the gym.) Every Tuesday and Thursday, a bunch of us knock off work a little early and hit the streets. Today we did a 40-minute run, and I actually ran the whole dang way, surprising the hell out of myself. We covered about 4 miles, I think. Ten minutes per mile isn’t exactly the kind of pace I’d have been pleased with in my high school track days, but after nearly a decade of smoking and sitting on my keister, I’m feeling good about it tonight.

If I can lift my legs and move my joints in the morning, I’ll feel even better about it…

folks before you had this to say:

  1. Rob

    There are some things a guy just NEVER lives down, I guess.

  2. Kardos

    I’m surprised you didn’t stop to relieve yourself… good luck with the smokes and the running.

  3. Rob

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Reba and Peter

    Two weeks is super news!

    I am going on a year and seven months without a single puff. If I can do it so can you.

    I read parts of a book that I reccoment to anyone who wants to quit. It’s called something like the No Nag, No Guilt, Guide to Quitting Smoking. It’s good.

    Hang in there!
    Reba (and Peter says Hi!)

  5. Auntie Grams


    Do what I do, hire a friggen healthy college kid to run for you. They need the $$$$, and you can continue to smoke. Works for me!

    Oh I’m sorry, I thought you knew….I’m the evil one in the family!

  6. Birdie

    not bothering with switching the name…it’s Regina…I’m behind your quitting, I’d be behind his too….

  7. Bunker

    Like Birdie says…I’m not quitting!

    Stick to it. The running will certainly help.

  8. Rob

    Yeah, and quitters never win/winners never quit. I guess I’m just becoming a less and less likeable loser one day at a time… but that process probably began more than 2 weeks ago…

  9. Birdie

    Just remember, NOBODY LIKES A QUITTER!!!!!

  10. Granny

    "You can do it!!!!!!!!!"

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