Word du jour: Hippocampus - where hippos go to get an education.
Oh yeah, and there's some alternative definition that claims it's the part of the mammalian brain dealing with creating memories about experiences. "Psychologists and neuroscientists generally agree that the hippocampus has an important role in the formation of new memories about experienced events." (Yes, I did just quote Wikipedia. Don't faint. The article has links to peer-reviewed literature and if you're really curious you should read the links.)
Um, Merry? What's that got to do with anything besides your obsessive need to make silly puns?
The first ten or twenty minutes of running are always horrible. ("Always" sounds like I'm speaking from my vast experience. In reality, I'm basing this statement on the last few weeks.)
You know how it is: the first time you try something you remember every detail, because it's all new. After you repeat the experience again a couple times, your brain tends to blur over parts that it's already familiar with. I'm noticing that I tend to take the 'horrible' part for granted; I can think about other things instead of concentrating on how awful the experience is. Hopefully this will continue. (Well, except for that one run last week, which was absolutely awful. I think it was awful for reasons not connected with running, though.)
Site du jour: Hippo Mojo. "Whereas everyone thinks rhinos are thick-skinned, and strong, hippos are merely told that they are overweight, and chastised for their gluttony. I’m sorry, but do you think rhinos go to a gym, or something? They have their issues with health and fitness, just like the hippos do."
Exercise du jour: Jog 2 hopefully-not-horrible miles.
Sigh. Is Mardi Gras a good excuse? No, I didn't think so.