I'm an inspiration.
I'm Matt Foley with running shoes.
My wife has always had trouble finding time to consistently exercise. Work, 2 kids, cooking and cleaning for all of us while we watch Phineas and Ferb seems to leave her without much time for herself. Whatever.
I have suggested on numerous occasions that she try exercising in the morning. I would've preached on about the advantages of doing that, but I just got a "You've Got to be Joking" glare. See, Dear Wife is not a morning person. At all.
Before I went out on my run this morning, I told her that if she just gives it a try for one day, she'll notice a difference. All I got was a grunt. When I got back, she didn't admit I was right (there'll be daquiris in hell before that happens), but she did admit that she felt great.
Thank you, thank you. I'm now on to solve the world's other problems. Like the Red Sox in second place behind Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay. Really guys?
Editor's Note (take 2): I frequently forget that Thursday is Take it and Run Thursday over at Runner's Lounge. This week's theme: Great T-Shirts. The best one I've seen is one our XC team had. On the back of the shirt it simply says, "How's the View?" Not as good as "It seems like when you are out running everyone else is in bed. But the one day you miss that run, the whole neighborhood is out for a jog." (I want that shirt!), but I thought it was pretty good.