People run miles every day, outside to stay in shape. I’m not making this up. I’ve heard a lot about it on the internet.
Recently, Jeffrey Tambor told me (via his audio book) about how he once ran 10 miles a day to stay in shape for a rigorous work schedule. Side note: I enjoyed his memoir very much. It offers a lot of personal insight and fun tidbits like this:
Anyway, I suppose I “get” running. It works out your whole body, is good for your brain, burns calories more than almost anything else, can help manage anxiety, and is…fun? IDK. This clip comes to mind:
As someone who has always lived in an extremely warm climate, running confuses and fascinates and frustrates me. It’s mostly too warm where I live to even walk to your car most days without feeling miserable. I’ll admit propelling my body forward at a higher speed than I ever (probably) need to, the rush of the air, and the strong pumping of my heart does sound appealing. On paper. In an air conditioned room.
Even assuming I could get used to waking up extra early before it’s “too hot,” and got in better shape so I eventually enjoyed running, getting to that point would require basically torturing myself for weeks to months. Alas, for now I will refuse to start my day gasping for oxygen, engulfed in sweat. Seems logical.
Despite feeling more tired than usual this week because ugh, it’s Daylight Saving Time again, I made it through the week alive. Here’s some proof:
- I FINALLY saw Get Out. Yes, it’s that good. Yes, you should see it in the theater. As someone who has recently come around to horror movies, this was a perfect blend of social commentary and horror movie tropes. It’s entirely modern & classic. If you’ve seen it, I recommend getting some deeper podcast perspective: No, Totally and Black Girl Nerds.
- Speaking of diverse voices in film: Rebecca Theodore on Diversity & Inclusion in Film Criticism.
- I’m reading Papergirls & I love it. It’s written by Brian K. Vaughan who also writes my favorite graphic novel, Saga, plus it’s basically the answer to, “What if ANY of the many stories I grew up with as a kid in the ’80s about an unexpected group of children saving the day were about girls?”
Have a good weekend!
I’m excited for this movie. Patty Jenkins has been working on a WW movie concept for 10 years, and it looks like she’s giving us a pretty perfect official introduction to Diana of Themyscira. (Her actual intro in BvS was a scene-stealer.):
The DCMU really needs a balanced, hopeful story in their lineup. This looks like it.
And now June 2nd seems very far away.
Recommended Read-While-We-Wait: The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore