Monday, September 10, 2007

I think I made a mistake

I took up running about a year ago as a way to get out of the house and away (temporarily) from the stress of my freelance design business. I also started it so I could run from zombies. Now it's a full blown thing that I do all the time. I have to go running a couple of times a week or I get a little crazy. Sometimes I put on a burst of speed for as many blocks as I can. I most certainly look like an idiot, but when the Zombies come, I'll look hella good blowing past all the fat, slow bastards that are about to become lunch. I even bought myself an iPod shuffle (blue) just for running. It has all the techno, rap, heavy metal songs that make for good running. But I made a mistake. I thought it would be cool to put a song from 28 Days Later on my pod. It's the music when Cillian Murphy is running through the old house killing off army guys and setting zombies loose while he rescues the ladies. So, at 7:30-ish, the song still hasn't shuffled through, and I start hitting fast forward until it starts...
And then I got freaked out so bad I had to sprint all the way home. My knees hurt. My shoulder hurt. My ankles hurt. I'm sure I looked panicked as I bolted up the stairs to my apartment with "In the House - In a Heartbeat" pumping way too loud. I quickly closed the door behind me and laughed as the song and the fear slowly faded.
I'm not taking the song off.
This WILL happen again.

1 comment:

Dekx said...

Yeah, I need to get back into Zombie Shape, as well. At the moment, I'm one of those fat lunch bastards. Although, I have so much coffee and Skittle flowing through my veins that I may end up being an apertif or sorbet capping off a fancy Zombie Dinner.

That reminds me; I need my shotgun back. You know, the sawed-off one with the pistol grip (Pistol Grip Pump on my lap at all times...)? Also, I need the bandolier back.